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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Date of Writing: 4/15/2012
This weekend I chaperoned a school trip to Chicago. That meant that I was not able to have control over my eating, and I had to eat regular food instead of my "protein shakes." Over the course of the weekend, I had the opportunity to eat brownies, cookies, candy, more cookies, Oreos, Subway sandwiches, taffy, chips, granola bars, french fries, caramel corn, cheese corn, pizza, and on and on and on. Every time I was tempted, I turned it down. It was a reminder of how much people eat, and not very healthily.

I ended up eating salad every time, though with dressing and cheese for the protein. Sometimes I also had a shake later, which made me nervous that I was eating too many calories, or that I had stopped being in Ketosis. I have to admit that food was a scary thing. I'm so used to hearing that the weight comes back on instantly, that I was afraid I would have regained all the weight I've lost, even though I could not be eating many calories.

I was hoping that by the time I came back, I would have stayed the same weight. In fact, my initial weighing registered a one pound loss. Then my reaction was instantly disappointment, that this week is probably only going to be a 2-3 pound loss. Funny how my expectations swing so wildly.

Realistically, I think I should be proud of myself for not caving in to temptation (I even avoided the croutons on my salad plate). I should also be pleased that I lost a pound, even though I spent hours and hours on the bus and didn't get in any exercise. And today I was 100% on program, including going rauking (my new term for the run-walking as part of the Ease into 5k).

In fact, I was feeling so inspired, I signed up for a 5k. September 23, 2012 is D-Day. I'm trying to act how fit, healthy, skinny people act--turning down temptation and signing up for running races. I guess that's what I'm going to have to do to keep up the progress.

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