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Day of Rest -- Good for the Soul!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Today I took it easy. Went to church, had lunch, read the paper, talked to a friend about our Guatemala trip, and watched some tv while I worked on decorating some Christmas bags for our Prison Ministry (yes, we have to work on this in the summer in order to have the bags ready to fill up come December!). What a nice way to spend the Lord's day!

I kept up with my tracking (before eating, yeay me!), but am still feeling hungry after hitting the upper end of my calorie range (okay, I went over it a tad!). The cupcakes with the homemade strawberry icing, that I had wisely put in the freezer, were calling my name. What kept me from eating anything more, like I would have in the past? Knowing that tomorrow morning is my 1 week official weigh-in date, of course! There was an uptick on my "unofficial" weigh-in on the scale this morning, so I'm a little concerned that my 2-lb loss so far will have dwindled to maybe a 1-lb loss when I have to record my weight tomorrow. Why oh why did I start on a Monday?! That means I have to be good all weekend! And I won't have the benefit of a Sunday workout to aid my cause (unless I can shuffle my workout times around, which isn't too appealing after the relaxing day I had today).

Regardless, I won't let the scale rule my attitude (okay, maybe a 30-second pity party if needed, but then back to my plan). I have an interview in the morning (9:30 CDT, prayers welcomed!), but then I'll come back and do my 3-mile walk/run and maybe some ST. I'll do the grocery shopping I've been needing to do, and choose some healthy options so I won't be tempted during the week to eat junk. It's the beginning of a new week, which means another fresh start -- here we go!

"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9
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1TRULYBLESSED 6/27/2011 8:31AM

    Sounds like a nice, relaxing Sunday! Congrats on saying "no" to the cupcakes (maybe you should just bring those in to church next Sunday for coffee hour?)...I've found that tracking really helps me in the same way it did you. And, I read a blog once where another sparker had her WI's on Monday, and said it really helped her to stay strong through all the weekend temptations!

Beware of that scale -- it really messed with my head for a while (you'll find a number of my blogs deal with that topic, especially the ones on or the day before my Wednesday WI!). I finally came to terms with it last week, and expect to be ok again this week regardless of the outcome. Just keep repeating this phrase: "Our weight can fluctuate by as much as 4-5 pounds in a DAY, so the scale is not the best measure of my progress. I've been eating right and exercising, and the weight loss WILL follow! The scale does not define me; my actions do!".

That being said, I hope you had a good WI today!
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