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Made it through a whole day. So proud of myself!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I've gotten through this entire day without spending a dime, and especially not spending that dime on food I didn't need.

I started this morning by taking a fruit smoothie with me when I left home for breakfast, then left my wallet in the car so I wouldn't be able to give in to temptation at work. Since we park nearly 1/2 mile from my office, once it is left in the car, it stays in the car.

Had a Fiber One bar before leaving work so I wouldn't be starving on the way home, and took off for the gym. Did an hour on the treadmill, including (get this!!) going from a 5% grade to a 10% grade for 5 minutes. I couldn't do more than 5 minutes, but I did that with a little bit of a struggle. Felt really good about turning it up a little.

Managed to get past all the restaurants near the gym. Managed to also get out of town, and past the two convenience stores and two small restaurants that are on my way home after I pass the city limits. I actually had my dinner planned out and tracked before I left work, and stuck to the plan. Go me!!

I was on a roll at that point, and decided I wasn't going to let myself sit down until I had accomplished something around the house. I went out and mowed down the ragweed that is the only thing that is still growing in this drought, and which was ready to bloom out. Then I took the secaturs out and took down some other woody plants that seem to have survived when all the grass and gardens are long gone. Came in, and decided to get something done there, too. I had cleaned the carpet in my craft/catch-all closet about three weeks ago, but hadn't gone back to re-vacuum or put the stuff back in it. Did that, and am happy to report that I can again walk through the back room.

All in all, a successful day. Now to do it again tomorrow.
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EATVEGAN 8/21/2012 12:12AM

    That is an emoticon day. Keep up the good work. emoticon
Janet

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TUBLADY 8/21/2012 12:04AM

    That's the way to do it. Plan ahead. If you're not starving you are less likely to make those stops for food.
It is one day at a time. But now that you know how to manage a day, it is easier to make the next day and so on and so forth work the same way.
That is awesome workout on the treadmill.
I know you an do it.
Take care, stick to planning ahead.
Be strong, stay positive.
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/20/2012 11:26PM

    Good for you! It's truly about one day at a time.

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AAAACK 8/20/2012 11:02PM

    Sizzle! You really cooked today! (feels good, I'll bet).
I love how much you got done - what a fantastic day!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/20/2012 10:26PM

    Go Oak! Woo hoo!

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NORASPAT 8/20/2012 10:24PM

    emoticon emoticon Yes of course you can do it, It just takes thought and time and persistence, Now you have done one make it a three streak, let's see you do that. I am so glad you are trying to do this and succeeding today, Way to g o Oak.
Pat in maine. ((((HUGS)))) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/20/2012 10:00PM

    I am proud of you too!! One day at a time. We can do this thing! emoticon

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