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Monday, November 19, 2012

Well, I'm not going to say yesterday was a COMPLETE disaster... but it was certainly a heavy eating day. I would go so far as to say I binged, but at least it wasn't the depressing kind of binge where I'm all alone stuffing myself to fill a void. I just started eating junk and couldn't stop all evening!
I had a great salmon chowder for lunch after a 6.2 mile hike/run. But the evening began with about 3 servings of peanut M&Ms that were at my friend's house, calling my name. Then we went to the Farmer's Market and got a fresh apple pie.
And fudge.... lots and LOTS of fudge.

Here's the Pumpkin Fudge

And here's the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

I did end up getting a bag of those BBQ chips but thank God they've changed the recipe and I didn't like them!
I also went to a new grocery store they had opened and had lot of free samples of stuff (cheese, mostly).

I'm currently in the process of working to rid myself of the food hangover. I haven't eaten that much sugar in so long. And it was A LOT of sugar!! I'm drinking lots of water and getting ready to go for another run/hike (hopefully I can do 6.2 miles again this morning).

I am anticipating a challenge tonight but it was to be expected. I'm meeting some friends for half-price fish and chips at a pub for dinner. So my plan is to exercise, eat really light all day, and then try to keep the night moderate.

Excessive eating challenges are inevitable for the next several days. So from now til after Thanksgiving I'll be working to just try to not let the eating get out of hand, and to balance it with NOT eating while not socializing. And also exercising to counter the excessive eating.

After all... that's why I signed up for the Turkey Trot run~ So I could eat!

Highlights: I got a REALLY good night of sleep last night which I desperately needed since I'm an introvert and I've been socializing a lot during my visit.

Lowlights: The family drama situation is really bad. It's a long story so I won't go into it, but it's causing a lot of depression for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOOKWORM27S 11/20/2012 8:31AM

    Fudge is one sweet treat that has no appeal to me. Way too sweet, even if I'm craving sugar.

The pie.... now that would be a temptation for me! I hope the fish fry went well. There is nothing worse than a grease hangover.

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ROCKMAN6797 11/19/2012 9:19PM

    You are following a good plan. I love that you aren't stressing about the "stumbles." Keep at it, you will come out looking good at the end of it all!


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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/19/2012 8:11PM

    yeah, fudge is really hard for me - I was drooling just looking at your pics! T-3 - Hang in there girl!

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MARTY728 11/19/2012 12:56PM

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/19/2012 11:37AM

    You are facing a lot of temptations and oh my gosh, so much stress at the same time. Never a good combination! Keep doing the best you can, staying as active as possible, correcting your course when you go off track and going easy on yourself when you don't like the choices you've made. We're rooting for you!

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JADOMB 11/19/2012 11:04AM

    I've been eating some junk foods lately myself, but keeping them to a minimum. My wife went out and bought one of those Yard O Beef sticks. Now that is a silly thing to do. LOL Salty beef is my downfall. While I can handle the excess protein, it is too high in fat also. We also had a cinnibon at the mall yesterday, something we usually do this time of year. It was calling our name. LOL

Life goes on and I will be eating much better until the outlaws come into town. And also I am down to lots of small jobs around the house instead of the major jobs, so I'll be able to get back into my workouts.

Sorry about the drama, it seems to happen to all of us from time to time. One just needs to work through it without causing or getting any scars and go on with life from there. My prayers are with you and family.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/19/2012 10:24AM

    Great work on getting a 6.2 hike/run in! That's fantastic.

You've done so well on reaching toward your goals on this trip. Let this day pass and you'll have a better day today.

emoticon family drama isn't easy. I understand.

Socializing can be draining and I'm glad you got some much needed rest. Now that you're rested, have a great, active day!
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GINGERHAWK 11/19/2012 10:17AM

  Sometimes minimizing the damage is a good goal to work towards. Family holidays usually fall into that category for me. You're staying active and not going totally nuts which is great!

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/19/2012 9:53AM

    The fudge looks yummy but I would not be able to eat much of it if I had any. Too much sugar for me! Maybe if you eat a lot of it you will be sick of it and not want it again. LoL I did that once and it worked.

I wouldn't worry too much about what you eat while you are visiting. Just enjoy yourself and try to ignore the family drama. As long as you are running and burning calories, you should be all right. You will get back on track when you return home.

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MIMIDOT 11/19/2012 9:38AM

    You're trying to do right. That's what matters. There are time we all fall short. But you recognize your faults and keep them in check. Good for you. You have a plan to see you through the rough times. Good luck!!!!

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SADWHITEWOLF 11/19/2012 9:32AM

    I think the important thing is that we are aware of these challenges and even if we do not quite live up to our goals in the calorie department we do our best to burn them later, and still try.
Thamks for reminding me.

Sorry that everything is not well in the Family drama department. I know how much that can color everything else. You are strong, you can get through it.
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TERRAMATER 11/19/2012 9:31AM

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