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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yesterday was my Dad's 90th birthday party and we had a ball but it involved eating all day with the whole family present. My family doesn't know how to celebrate unless it's sitting at the table with lots of food. All good food too, just not the healthy stuff. The closest we got to healthy was the spinach bake with lots of mozzerella on top. The desserts were fantastic too followed with a birthday cake that my niece made in the shape of a million dollar bill with my Dad's picture on it and a sack of money on the side in case we needed
more cake (which we didn't as we were all too full to even enjoy the cake).

So today is a new day and new week and I've got to get back on track for at least
5 of these days because there is another double birthday party on Saturday. It's either a party or a holiday, I can't get away from them. Plus this weekend is also Memorial Day which means a cookout too. Life is just getting too much in the way and I seem to be helpless to get myself out of this mess. I'm determined not to go up another number so I have to work hard to get down so I have room for this coming weekend.

I feel like this is my whole life lately. Up and down but never getting anywhere. The stress is heavy on my shoulders and I just can't wait till we leave again so I can regain control without being pulled in so many directions. I've just got to make it thru till Oct and then I can put my mind to it and make some progress. I know it sounds like excuses and it probably is but I lost my energy and willpower to finish this journey. I don't want to journal foods anymore. I force myself to exercise but only about 20 mins a day if that. On the plus side, at least I still do exercise and I am aware of eating healthy - I just don't always pick the right choices anymore. Chocolate esp. calls me. I'm tired of fruits and veggies, I want cookies and ice cream- things I didn't let myself have as I can't control the portion size.

So there it is in black and white and now I have to deal with it. I'm going to give it all I have Sun thru Fri. and I know already that Sat will be a lost day but I hope that next week at this time, I am in a good place.
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    I understand your frustration. I think you need to plan ahead. Think of some activities away from the food. Is that possible? Chris
    2129 days ago
    Happy Birthday to your dad!!! When I know I am going to be around high calorie foods, cakes, ice cream, etc., I make sure to eat a salad or something low in calories and healthy for a diabetic with other health issues before I go to the celebration. That works for me...even if it is only an apple and water ahead of time to give me that slightly "not starving" feeling.
    Good luck to you as you continue your healthy lifestyle journey.
    2132 days ago
    I believe that you can make smart choices and stillin dulge with cookies, cake and ice cream. Take small portions and savor every bite and it will help curb you appetite.
    2132 days ago
    I really dont' this it's a bad thing to have a 'free' day each week, as long as you are mindful on the other 6 days of eating healthy.

    In fact, I think having that free day keeps many people on the right track over the long run.

    I've been losing weight pretty steadily, but I don't track my food at all on weekends. I don't go overboard and eat everything in sight, but I let myself indulge a bit on Saturday and Sunday.

    It's so great that your family is close and that your dad is still doing well at 90!
    2132 days ago
  • LGAR519
    First off, Happy Birthday to your Dad!! I hope he knows what a great Daughter he has! Thanks for being my friend. And thanks for reading my blog! I am exactly where you are. I have been eating unhealthy for several months now. The sad thing is I know better but I love the taste of chocolate, donuts, cookies, cake, etc. I want to lose the weight but-----ice cream calls me!! Now, I'm paying for it. We need to lean on each other and get ourselves together!! I'm terrified of becoming a diabetic who can't get their blood sugars down! Will these Holidays never end! All this food!!!!!
    2132 days ago
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