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The good, the bad, and the frumpy

Monday, January 30, 2012

The bad: So, this weekend wasn't so hot. I just had a hard time getting myself on plan.
Here's what I mean:
* Impromptu date (YES!) - tried to keep it fairly healthy but then we stopped at See's. (Might have been OK except my silly mind started thinking, oh well I did fairly good at dinner so... sorry, no, you still need to practice moderation).
* My mom-in-law's homemade potato chips. Too good!
* Rain when I was thinking of going on walks. And somehow it didn't occur to me that I do have an umbrella. Hmm.

I think I need to not worry, chalk it up to experience, and figure out how to make weekends positive instead of having them cancel out all my hard work.

The good: I put out my clothes and set up my coffeemaker last night and that really helped make this morning easier. I brought healthy stuff and I talked a little about dinners that would work better for my nutritional needs.

The frumpy: I've been in "new mom" fashion mode too long. The sweats, the huge t-shirts, the self-imposed uniform at the office - um, yeah, I'm no fashionista but I can do a little better, and I think it will help motivate me.

The plan!
* Keep up with the nighttime routine of getting prepped for the morning.
* Figure out better meal plans.
* Strategize about the weekend and non-food ways to relax and celebrate.
* Put aside some time this week to shop my closet - get it organized!
* Once a week, wear an outfit I feel really good in.
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    Let me know if you need any clothing advice :o)

    You are amazing and inspiring. Don't know how you do it-- just FYI.
    2175 days ago
    Hear you on the new mom uniform. I find it so hard to get out of that mindset.
    I am still wearing clothes I wore postpartum. I haven't lost any weight since then, I hate the clothes, they are very uncomfortable, but I don't want to buy bigger sizes.
    I dunno what to do about that.
    2211 days ago
    I totally do the same thing... "Oh, I was so good today that I deserve a little treat to reward myself." But the treat is never little and always cancels out my hard work for the day. The result? No weight loss. Grr!

    With your plan, it sounds like you are starting to get your groove back. It takes a little time to develop a routine that works for you. For me it has been evergreen and I'm making small changes as I find what works and what doesn't. The important thing is that you're taking an active approach and that means you're engaged in the process. That's the first step toward success.

    2212 days ago
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