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Getting back on track

Sunday, August 19, 2012

What happened? Where did I go? Why? How? You may say it doesn't matter what matters is that I'm back at it. However it does matter to figure out so that you can keep it from happening again, or help it from not happening as long next time.

Yes I need to finish my vacation blog. (That will be another day)

On vacation we did good at staying active, and keeping food to a healthy level. The evening drinks um well that could of been less. But we were on vacation and wanted to enjoy some of it. I have no guilt over that.

When we got home we found out my daughter was graduating in 3 days. I had 30 hours to through together a graduation party for her! You know how hard it is to find graduation stuff in the end of summer? Fortantely I have friends who's kids graduated the past June and she kept a lot of the party stuff for her younger son who graduates in 2 years. I made these cute chocolate graduation caps! OMG the down fall I had a small sample while making them... then I made more than enough and there was some left over... well I ate them ALL!!!!!!

Then I started to eat the noodle soup. Then there was other things. I ate for a week straight I ate!! Everything I wanted I ate! We had a heat wave and I had no desire to get up at 5 or 6 am and work out, so I didn't! 90 degrees is to hot to do anything! So I cranked the AC down and ate!

Yes I knew what I was doing and I didn't care so much! I would sit here and look at the medal I got for my runs, and triathlon and I just didn't care. I'm not sure where my drive went. It's like the sugar from the food I was eating was making me not care. Yet I do care. I want to care. I needed some one to come and pick me up off the couch and say we are going to go and do THIS!

Saturday my husband did just that! We got on our bikes and we went for a ride. It was a easy ride. It took us down the the park the I did my triathlon at. Part of the ride was the route of the triathlon ride. I thought about that. I thought about how fun that was and that it was just the start and how much I want to do another one. (the season is winding down). We did 26 miles! It was hard going up the hills, I could feel all the bad food I've eaten in the past week and it's affects on me. UGH!

Sunday we went for a 42.5 mile bike ride. There was a big organized ride today called the portland century. Part of the course isn't far from my house and is a ride we do a lot. We had thought about doing that ride. However the thought of Driving into town to ride back out and by our house just wasn't working for us. SO we did our own thing.

We started about the time the ride started but from our house. (about the half way point) we then rode to my mom's house. Only on the course route for about 6 miles, each way. They turned right and we turned left. On the way back we were the bikes going up stream.. We saw them all coming at us. I was happy to be not with the 'pack'.

When we got home it had felt so good to be back on the bike doing all of that stuff again. I have lost some of my strength and cardio, but it will be back in no time at all. Now to get the eating back under control.

In talking with my husband I think one thing that happened this past week emotionally speaking. (the I just don't care).. Is I did the Triathlon on July 28th, the 29th I finished packing for our trip, we went on a 2 week trip, to come home and have to graduate my daughter from high school, on Aug 13. That was 16 days of High emotion action packed, going full force! I had no time to truly grasp the emotions of one event before the next one was happing. Oh and on Aug 13 my step daughter went back to her mom's house for the rest of the summer. I love her we get a long, but it's a case of we are back to having all our time to ourselves again. Gosh I'm exhausted just recapping it all. So I think come Aug 14th the big deep sigh hit.. and I crashed emotionally and physically!

Tomorrow I will be trying to get back on the food plan and loose the weight I have once again gained! UGH! I'm so not where I had wanted to be weight wise by this time this year. Howevere I have done far more physically active things this summer than I ever thought I would do!

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    Lots of disruptions and changes make it really hard to stay focused and on track. And I'm with you on the sugar - the more I eat the harder it is to give it up. Darn stuff!

    Good for you for turning the corner and getting back on the bike. You have a good hubby! And you are so right - you will get back your stamina and strength in no time!

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    2013 days ago
    Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Then other times you just need to start all over again. It happens.
    2013 days ago
    You're right--while the main thing is you ARE back at it, it's important to learn from this so you have the tools to handle similar situations in the future without doing the same thing again. Emotional stuff can really throw us for a loop when it sneaks up on us; glad you have figured some things out and got in some great rides over the weekend. Seems like if we can just take one small step in the right direction, it's often enough to shift the momentum the right way!
    2013 days ago
    It happens to the best of us, despite our best intentions!
    Glad you had some great rides over the weekend and you're finding your groove again.
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    2013 days ago
    Sometimes we need a break. That's ok. Especially, like you said, when you are having lots of emotional stuff going on! Just pick yourself up and get back on track!

    2013 days ago
    You are doing great! You'll be right back st your best shape in no time.
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