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Monday, June 18, 2012

Ok I wrote the blog last week so the update is I started today with tracking all my food not a good eating day way below in everything.
Not feeling good went to yoga and felt sick and dizzy probably because I had a headache this morning.
I am out of town tomorrow for a doctors appt. but I will track my food again. I know how well I do when I track everything it really keeps me focused. I have to do this for me. I am going to miss my walk and drop unless I come right home from the doctor which I might. I will decide later if I am going to visit friends or not while I am in Toronto area.
I know I am ready to do this over the summer and get in a routine so when I go back to work babysitting I will be able to say NO to all the treats the Polish lady offers me all the time. I won't be so inclined to say this won't hurt now that I know exactly how much weight I have gained and I have actually seen myself in a full length mirror OMG that will really open your eyes won't it.
I have never thought of myself as fat even though I knew I had to lose weight and lots of it. Seeing myself in the mirror showed me just how big I actually was and I was not impressed. So summer is here lots and hopefully lots of fresh area fruits and veggies. Apparently as much as 80-100% of a lot of our fruit trees are destroyed because of the weather. I will just have to wait and see what they have but I am sure the prices will be high.
I am going to keep a running update monthly on my progress. I saw that on a sparkpage and I think that will also help to keep me on track a visual chart.
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    Teri, would it help to chart the day you are actually doing? Without trying to change anything. Just list each thing you did in order from morning till night.

    Then tomorrow look at that. See where you could 'chunk' chores together better . I bet you do a million things you don't even realize. Maybe all of it isn't necessary in one day.
    1923 days ago
    I agree baby steps. Everything can't be changed immediately. Teri, what good habits did you already have in place? Start there. You already know how to do those things. You have been stressed and extremely busy for over a year now, I think. You know so much about this stuff. Doing it is the problem. This spring my weight went up. I was trying really hard. I think staying home everyday with food handy was my downfall. I had so much catching up do do around here. And today the condo is actually quite a mess. It is better tonight than it was this morning. I cleaned up the major , most gross things. Now there is regular clutter. A lady comes to clean tomorrow--every 2 weeks . She gets the floors , bathrooms, kitchen counters, trash.... Hopefully I will have dishes done and maybe some trash taken out. Sunday i was clean John's overnight big mess and the laundry from that. I goofed and gave him cheddar bacon bread Saturday. Never again! And the gas is still bothering me. today I got the more gross parts of the veggies cleaned up and the cat litter, too. Both of those were big jobs. I am about as slow as a turtle! At least today i did not need a nap!

    And I don't have people in and out and I don't drive people around except myself and John. Be gentle on yourself. Spend some time 'taking stock.' Make some priorities. It is really easy to get off track when people depend on you.

    Tomorrow I will be out for 3 events. That is really unusual. Often I go out only once a day. And often I have a nap in the afternoon. My work doesn't get done. But I am around here, able to do things little by little.

    Again, you can't just become 'perfect' in one day because you decided to. And because you want to.

    If I can help from afar, let me know! Chris

    1923 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    starting small is best...good for you!!!
    all the best with your tracking.....
    am sure you can do this!!!
    blessings and hugs.............lita

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    1923 days ago
    Baby steps is how you do it! I know what you mean about the mirrors they're not my friends either, in fact I just started taking my pictures again and I didn't let that happen either!

    Good luck with your journey and on your tracking! That one really opens my eyes especially when I think I'm doing well and I'm not :(.

    Have a great week and keep it up, all of those baby steps continue through to a great mile!

    1923 days ago
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