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Monday, September 03, 2012

The tell-tale signs of impending doom have reared their ugly heads. First, it was the lack of sleep, followed closely by skipping early AM workouts. A few weeks later I skipped a weigh-in and slowly started to let crappy foods back into my diet. This has been my pattern the last two years, in the fall. Once I skip weigh-ins I am in full blown denial. So, when it happened, alarms sounded and I responded by getting back onto SP to Track, Track Traaaaaaaack!!!!!

On the bright side, I have been taking my big ol' jug of water to work and getting it down most days. Since I get to work an hour before school starts, a friend comes into my room every AM to do planks and push-ups for two minutes. Hey, I never thought I'd see the day that I worked out 2 minutes rather than 2 hours! I guess that's another positive...breaking that all or nothing pattern. emoticon

I had to make myself get on the scale today and was so relieved I nearly cried when it didn't go up! That was all the motivation I needed to get back with the program rather than give in to the demands of life again. After all, it appears that so far this year everyone is healthy, no one is dying and I only have to take care of my kids. So really, if I could just get to bed at a decent time, working out in the AM could once again become my reality.

A little bit of fall weather would help too. This heat is unbearable and I'm a summer person. 100+ degrees in September? Are you kidding me?

Speaking of is so dry here that we lost a tree, the grass is dead, our basketball hoop (burried 4ft.!) and mailbox are leaning from the enormous cracks in the ground. Our driveway has developed a crevasse so wide that my daughter is afraid it will swallow her up!

Thanks for listening and for all of the motivation you give me with your perseverance and positive vibes! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUEAZZI 9/7/2012 1:18PM

    There's nothing like results from your hard work. I can't wait for those brisk mornings either! Cheers to tracking! emoticon

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ILIKECACTI 9/5/2012 11:20AM

    Oh I feel ya! Way to recognize the cycle and call it by name... and then take action to stop it!! I can learn from this, as I too have been caught in the same cycle over and over and over again. And breaking the all-or-nothing pattern is a great acomplishmnet too. I'm somewhere in the process of that but it's not quite broken yet- still rears its ugly face from time to time.

We can do this!!

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SKFEREBEE 9/4/2012 5:29PM

    I know what you mean about getting to bed earlier. I always have the best of intentions, but if I actually make it to bed before midnight it is usually a miracle. It is good that you recognize your patterns. Knowledge is half the battle. I wish I could send some of our rain your way. Hope the remnants of Isaac bring you some soon.

Every minute of exercise adds up. I have devised two different exercise routines that are only 5 minutes long so I can never say I don't have time to exercise. If you are interested, I can email them to you. And if you have stairs nearby step-ups are super calorie burners, too. Hope you have a super September, Dee :o)

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LAURELSPARK 9/3/2012 11:54PM

    Let's make a pact to kick the crappy food to the curb. (I've been bad too lately.)

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MADAMES 9/3/2012 10:31PM

    Good for you! It is a new month, a new school year and new resolve for you and for me!!

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SAFARIBABE 9/3/2012 9:56PM

    emoticon WTG on getting back on track!!

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BYEFATNANNY 9/3/2012 11:08AM

    Glad to see you are staying on track. You can do this!!

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MASRITE 9/3/2012 10:50AM

    I agree with you when it comes to the heat. I love the summer, but not when it's over 100 degrees. 80 is good!! Hoping that this fall you stick with it. Keep on at it and it'll all work out for you. And yes, get to bed earlier!!

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