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Motivated by The Numbers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I was back on track today. I think it WAS a good idea to track my eating when I went off track. I'm a numbers person. And seeing what my calories added up to...over 3000 calories...yikes...was a nice wake-up call and deterrent for today. Today, I ate at the lower end of my range and scored a nice deficit of over 500 calories. I walked to keep my streak going. My mood is extremely low. The stress at work was high again today. At one point, I really just wanted to cry...but just kept going. It was really hard. I am hopeful I am over the hump of the stress for this week at work. Tomorrow should be a better day.

We still don't have a grand-daughter. She's staying put...bless her heart. She knows when she's got it girl...already. Mama was on petosin all day and only dilated to a 3. They are giving her a break tonight and letting her rest and eat supper. Tonight, they are going to break her water and start her back on petosin. If she doesn't deliver by morning, they are going to do a C section. So, the baby will be here either tonight or tomorrow. I'm praying.

I liked the challenge I was given on the By the Numbers team. We are doing a challenge where you log your workout minutes. Each time you hit 120, you get to pick a number and are given a corresponding challenge. I chose #1 and was given the challenge of eating one green and one red fruit or vegetable today. I had strawberries and kiwi fruit with my lunch. Delish!

Hope you all had a Wonderful Wednesday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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    After 26 hours of labor with my son, I declared that he was stuck, but the midwife would not let me rest. emoticon

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    1929 days ago
    that baby is really taking her time. Don't let job stress get you down, have a better day tomorrow.
    1929 days ago
    Staying strong doesn't mean you don't trip along the way, it means you get back up and brush yourself off! I am doing a little bit of that today. It seams I slump after major stresses. It's good for the growth gene to keep on pushing!
    1929 days ago
    It can be hard to pull yourself back from the edge but you did and that shows that you have the strength, willpower, and knowledge to get this done!! I am proud of you!!

    Good luck to your DIL. She must be exhausted. I hope that things happen naturally for her - it makes recovery so much faster. Either way you will soon have a lovely granddaughter soon. emoticon
    1929 days ago
    Great job! :)
    1929 days ago
    Can't wait to hear about the arrival of the new baby!!!
    Will be praying that everything goes smoothly.
    1929 days ago
    I will anxiously await the blog from a proud grandma!
    1930 days ago
    When I overindulge I'm often surprised at how many calories it adds up to. It sounds like you made up for it today.

    I hope the stress at work lets up soon and that you have a new grandbaby tomorrow.

    That challenge sounds great!
    1930 days ago
    Here's hoping your next blog will be that the baby has arrived and both mom and baby are doing well. You did well today with all the stress you're experiencing. Pat yourself on the back!
    1930 days ago
    Congrats on your soon to be Granddaughter! How exciting! I love the Nutritional Tracker also. What an eye opener! Keep up the great work!! I hope it gets better at work.
    1930 days ago
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