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Taking Positive Steps

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today was a good day...and yesterday, too! I have eaten in range both days. And I've tracked what I've eaten. Today, the scale began moving down...1.5 lbs gone. Nice little drop! I just need to keep going, going, going. I'm happy for the loss. It's hard not to be disappointed in myself...because I have slipped so far away from where I HAD gotten to. But, I can't spend my time on regrets. This is where I am...I'm accepting it as my current reality. I reset my ticker yesterday. And if I keep it up, I will have a deficit n my weight to record on Sunday...I like to record weights weekly...though I weigh daily.

So, I feel the eating part of this is moving into check. Yesterday, we went to a graduation party and I really didn't want to eat anything...we had already had lunch...and I didn't want to eat sweets that I had no idea of the calorie counts on. Plus, I was afraid it would set my appetite back in motion...when I had JUST gotten it in check. So, I opted to totally abstain from the food and just visited with relatives. I'm really socially awkward...but I got through it okay. I was really glad DH was with me.

Now for the exercise part. Yesterday, I got exercise gardening with DH in the evening...and boy was it hot! I think I sweated off the weight! I'm not really sure how I am getting from here to my goal of being a runner again. I want to have a progressive exercise plan. I think I will spend this week walking/stepping indoors. I'll use my Wii and walk/step in the evenings for at least an hour while watching something good on tv. It will be a good transitional activity. I think a lot of times we try to go from nothing to everything...but this would be a step in the right direction. I can still watch tv in the evening like I have been...I'll just be exercising at the same time. So I won't be giving up the entertainment...just enjoying it differently.

Next week, I will re-evaluate and decide how to make another step in the right direction. I just need to keep moving forward! (Gotta love Meet the Robinsons...I'm going to watch that again soon...I'm not a cartoon finatic...but I do love a good story with a lesson.)

Hope you all had a great Monday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 6/26/2012 7:39PM


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KELLEEH 6/26/2012 7:35PM

    No regrets! You are doing great! I like your tranistional exercise plan. That way you won't set yourself up for an injury.

Good job!

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ABB698 6/26/2012 3:15PM

    Good job on resisting the graduation eats just because they were there! Being Mindful is such a good thing! Keep up the good work and Stay Motivated!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 6/26/2012 11:32AM

    Good job on not eating a bunch of junk at the party. I probably would have went overboard and then felt like crap afterwards. It sounds like you are getting back on track the right way. emoticon

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 6/26/2012 9:15AM

    I love your attitude!! What good does looking back and regretting do? NONE! Just keep moving forward!

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LOPEYP 6/26/2012 9:14AM

    Glad that you are getting back on track. I need to do better with my eating. Let's do this together!! emoticon

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MIZCATHI 6/26/2012 8:33AM

    I like your idea for a transition period for now, which is basically what I'm doing. It's getting my thinking in check and doing the right things. I can get more hardcore as the momentum builds. It's hard to face the gains, yet it's necessary to get back on track. Way to go (and also, thanks for the support!)

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 6/26/2012 6:03AM

    (((angel hugs))) It's great reading your blog and catching up with you again. Love all the positives you are doing.

I was thinking of doing the 10k training when the summer 5% challenge is over with. it's just too dang hot now, so it's baby steps just beating the heat. What you said is so true - it's not about doing everything, but doing some things.

Oh, and if regrets burned calories we'd probably all be skinny as toothpicks!

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STRIVER57 6/26/2012 4:28AM

    go Cathy! you can do it! emoticon

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KRISZTA11 6/26/2012 3:21AM

    Walking/stepping while watching TV is a wonderful idea!
I have a stationary bike and I was never able to do more than 10 minutes without watching something, but I watched at least two hundred 45 minute episodes of my favorite series riding that bike. It makes the difference: from extremely boring to enjoyable!

Your plan is reasonable and will bring you where you want to be!

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LAURIETAIT 6/25/2012 11:37PM

    You know you can do this cause you've done it before. Hang in there. AND no treats at the grad party!!!! that is awesome self control.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 6/25/2012 11:21PM

    My favorite quote from this blog: "I can't spend my time on regrets." You're exactly right and I'm glad that you're pushing forward. I'm also pretty sure that once you really get back into the routine of exercising, you'll find that you want to push just a little bit harder and you'll be running again before you know it.

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MRSKATEDUVALL 6/25/2012 10:39PM

    I really like your attitude.

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PEPPYPATTI 6/25/2012 9:45PM

    You are so right in our attitude to go from nothing to everything. Believe I have been guilty of that myself. I have learned my lesson finally. Way to go on figuring out what you need to do!

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SHARON10002 6/25/2012 9:42PM

    emoticon Glad to hear that things are moving in the right direction again for you! You've been doing great! You definitely still have the right attitude, and that's everything!
I'm emoticon you on, Cathy!!!! emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 6/25/2012 9:34PM

    Good plan!

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    Sounds like you are moving in the right direction and have an excellent start.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 6/25/2012 8:41PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 6/25/2012 8:35PM

    Sounds like you have a plan that's moving you in the right direction...great job! emoticon

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    You're doing great! Keep up the good work!

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