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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Didn't stay on track w/ my eating, however, I didn't beat myself up about it. I'm trying to make this a life change, not dieting. I overindulged in a few things I shouldn't have, munched a little too much today; but I'm trying to find the balance, regain my control & NOT beat myself up so much.

We bought tennis rackets this weekend. The Love wanted to play tennis since we went on vacation (they had a glorious tennis court at our condo) and at Target this weekend, spur of the moment, he said, it's as good as time as any, and we bought spiffy rackets and a tube of tennis balls. We went home, (it was raining) watched some t.v. and it cleared up and he asked me to go... Really? My couch potato honey wanted to go exercise? Well, let's say that he may think twice after our bout with the tennis court emoticon, it was muggy b/c of the rain and boy did we sweat & run & smack the ball! I am no tennis player. In fact, I took tennis in college and the instructor told me we would look at the glass as half full (true story emoticon emoticon emoticon) but after almost an hour of playing, I think I started to really improve (at least I could get the ball to where I wanted it to go when serving?!) It was so much fun & some good, quality time with my boyfriend. What an effort on his part!

Today, I felt terrible when I woke up. I've been battling my allergies all summer & believe they're giving me issues again... I had a healthy breakfast & then the boyfriend & I ran errands. Once we got home he was famished and I made soup & sandwiches. I made a serving of sweet potato fries as well. He hated them (doesn't like sweet potatoes & I learned that he doesn't like the fries version either emoticon) I ended up eating the serving of fries, no biggie, but it put me way up there for calorie count for one meal (soup & sandwich too...) Then later, I got attacked by the snacky monster and ended up going way overboard w/ the almonds... however, I look at it as a draw, b/c the old me would have eaten the entire package... So, tie it is! Take that snacky monster! Then I finished packing & I picked up a youth for our conference, met the other social worker and we headed to Charlottesville (2 hours away). We arrived around 6:30ish and the other worker had a meeting, so I grabbed a kashi bar snack b/c i was famished. After her meeting we went to Red Lobster. I could have done better, but again, I stayed away from fried foods, had grilled scallop/shrimp/chicken (i could have done w/o the chicken and should have had it boxed up immediately, but it's a learning process & I know now not to leave extraneous food on my plate) I didn't have croutons on my salad (yaaa me!) and I only had one biscuit. All in all, it was a high cal day, mainly b/c of my battle with snacky monster. After dinner settled we went for a swim in the pool... take that snacky monster! and now i'm winding down, relaxing, planning out my day for tomorrow. I will win this one!

All in All, not a strong weekend at all. I did not get any miles in like I wanted. It was a pretty muggy, humid, dreadful weekend. (Better get used to it, summer is leaving us and fall will be here with it's cold breath sooner than later) I could have went to the gym, I just let my body aches & pains get the best of me. Tomorrow will be better and today wasn't so bad.

Staying positive, staying kind to myself. I will succeed.

Hope everyone has a happy, healthful week! emoticon
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EMBRACEINSPIRE 8/16/2010 10:51AM

    to NAMSMOMMY: it is definitely a work in progress about not beating myself up... I am terrible for the "self abuse" and usually end up feeling so defeated (by my own negative outlook) that I give up or end up ridiculously restricting calories. That just wasn't working for me, so I am making a conscious effort to change that faulty way of interacting with myself (LOL, it does sound funny to me, but something has to change in the way I treat myself)
1NIMUE--I agree whole heartedly, when I'm not home, I seem to cave, b/c I don't feel like making healthy decisions or b/c I don't want to be a bother by asking for special prep food... But I'm going to try really hard this week while I'm away!
Ang! I was getting so frustrated w/ the tennis! lol, I like to be good at things, but I think if I stick with it, I may improve (some) I'm def no pro tennis player, but it is fun!

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SUGIRL06 8/16/2010 10:38AM

    Yay for tennis! My hubby and I are terrible but we love to play together for fun!
Keep up the fun activities!
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As for the food, you are improving and that is good! Just keep trying!
~Ang

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NAMSMOMMY 8/15/2010 11:41PM

    Great job on not beating yourself up! That is a HARD one to do for me. :-) I was over yesterday and didn't do too badly at the not self-bashing. =)

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1NIMUE 8/15/2010 11:37PM

    I understand. I haven't stayed on anything this week. It's been too easy to cheat considering we haven't been home most of the week.

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