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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm more focused, more in tune to where I'm at this week. The last few weeks were a struggle--still getting "caught" unprepared...like last saturday when we went to a family wedding and reception. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I was starving and by the time we had "lunch" and got home we were exhausted, dehydrated, and lethargic. It ended up being a pizza night. Sunday, was no better, donutS for breakfast/lunch and a yummy MIL dinner complete with brownies. So my weekend was totally unplanned and chaotic and bad when it came to taking time for myself and caring about what I put into my body. Monday and Tuesday have been really good. I've planned healthy foods and stayed within my calorie range and got some exercise in both days. I really need to do this for myself. I love to feel good about taking care of myself. I hate how I feel when I skip taking that time and just eating crap and skipping work outs. Ugh!

Does anyone have advice on staying on track, on plan, with my program. Tips? Tricks? or advice are all welcome......... Thanks!

Hugs,
Laurie
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  • AWOLF24
    A big grocery trip to stock up on healthy food, meal planning and water. You can do this Laurie! I'm in for some "getting back on track" myself. emoticon emoticon
    2327 days ago
  • MELTEAGUE
    You are so right, planning is KEY!!!
    and having emergency healthy meals or snacks in the freezer.....
    I have a batch of vegetarain chilli in the freezer and it has saved me on occasion.....

    Glad you had a few good days too!

    I got some new running shoes, so no more excuses for me!
    2327 days ago
  • ONMYWAYTOGOAL
    Thanks my Sparkie Friends....I appreciate all the encouragement and great ideas too!!! You're all AWESOME!!
    2338 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    Honestly, and it seems like I'm in the minority here, for things like a wedding, I just eat sensibly earlier in the day, realize it is a special occasion, eat what I want, then get back on track the next day, drink a ton of water, and not let the overindulgence carry over into the rest of the weekend/week. Seriously, I'm not going to not eat at a wedding. I won't eat until I'm so stuffed I want to burst, but, yes, I will have a roll and salad and the main course AND cake AND even some of the fancy desserts or whatever else they have. Will I eat like that all the next day? No, of course not. But I think it is better to go, enjoy and hop back on track than beat yourself up over indulging a little for a special occasion.
    2339 days ago
  • GRAPEVINE60
    Been there, done that. A wedding reception....choices are so limited. In this case, it would probably be better to eat before you go, or carry something in your purse that might tide you over till you get home. Good Luck!
    2339 days ago
  • SPARKNMOM
    When heading out to food-filled events, I tend to eat something at home that is on plan. It may not fill me up, but I'll be less likely to overindulge or eat things I shouldn't. When I am inclined to overindulge, I try to make it healthy - even tho eating too much healthy stuff isn't healthy either, but it's better than junk.

    And I also realize that it's life and life is fun and good. Junk food happens. And when it does, I step right back on the scale and get right back on track. This is my 2 cents, anyway :)

    Consistency....not perfection. :)
    2339 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Keep a journal and look for what causes the problems and then brainstorm for solutions. I don't buy donuts and such. Not having them around keeps me eating right.
    2339 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Hey, Laurie... I feel your pain. I think that when we have SEEN and FELT accomplishment, we will only indulge in so much before we screech those brakes on and say, "Whoah! This is enough!" You just voiced it! you don't WANT to let yourself go, and you spoke to yourself in your own blog! When you have pizza night, and you can't get out of it, maybe eat one or two pieces, max, just to tide you over. Then, go home and eat something at home that is healthy even if it's just a yogurt or a bowl of healthy cereal! Prepare your lunch before you go to bed, and if it's a healthy one, you can nibble on those ingredients yourself. I don't know for sure... just thinking out loud here! We can DO it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2339 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Hey, Laurie... I feel your pain. I think that when we have SEEN and FELT accomplishment, we will only indulge in so much before we screech those brakes on and say, "Whoah! This is enough!" You just voiced it! you don't WANT to let yourself go, and you spoke to yourself in your own blog! When you have pizza night, and you can't get out of it, maybe eat one or two pieces, max, just to tide you over. Then, go home and eat something at home that is healthy even if it's just a yogurt or a bowl of healthy cereal! Prepare your lunch before you go to bed, and if it's a healthy one, you can nibble on those ingredients yourself. I don't know for sure... just thinking out loud here! We can DO it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2339 days ago
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