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Challenges, bootcamp week 3, and doing it over


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

As you all know, last week was a challenging one for me.

and I didn't do so hot ;_;

I didn't track, I'm up a 1.5 lbs, I haven't been tracking, and have been hiding with my tail between my legs. This past week I...

-Tried to avoid getting dinner with my brother-in-law (because of class). I said I'd meet them for drinks afterwards, ( I'm not big on drinking, but enjoy the occasional pinot grigio or angry orchard) but they bought me ramen. Not that cheapy maruchan ramen, but the good stuff. It's one of my top ten favorite things on the planet and they bought it from my favorite place. I ate it.

-I had a salad and half sandwich at my work event....and also a monstorous red velvet cookie (coookiiies)

-For the husband's birthday we went to a place that served burgers , and I ate one with fries, and did not bring home half (so hungry...so delicious). I also had a cupcake ( we don't buy birthday cakes in our house....otherwise I'd eat all of it)

Another friend's birthday party....augh....

and culminated with a chip eating binge. Chips are a weakness. We usually don't have them in the house, but the husband bought some for himself and I meant to only take one serving, and ate what as left of the bag. It was ridiculous...I'd serve myself some chips, put the bag away, go into the other room....and then finish then and go get more....oink :( It's tough because my husband is thin, and does not need to be on a diet, and I don't want to prevent him from eating the things he enjoys. But damn do I need to learn some self control.

so, week 3 was a wash. Today we start over! yay! Maybe I should have waited till after turkey day ,har har.

Who's got a good battle plan for tomorrow? Not this girl. Gotta figure something out

until later,

Lena
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OPTIMIST1948 11/21/2012 12:40PM

    Battle plan:
1) Exercise in the morning before family activities get going.
2) Try to plan eatting. If Turkey is served 2-3 pm, have a snack when normal lunch would be so you dont dive headfirst into the appetizers
3) NO Licks, bites and tastes! You can easily add 200 calories to your day just in those!
4) Fill your plate ONCE. Then 2nd trip fill with green salad. Then hit dessert.
5) Which 2 desserts are worth your calorie/time? Homemade spice cookies or storebought pumpkin pie? Can the cookies wait until tomorrow because you'd rather have apple cake today instead? Seriously, if you try to limit yourself to one dessert, you know you'll break that promise.
6) Family walk? Soccer game? Twister tournament? Activity after is awesome.
7) Help with the dishes, not the cleanup. Too tempting to snack as you put the food away. And its hard to snack with your hands full of soap bubbles.

Hmm. I cant think of anything else. Good luck!

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ANDY_54 11/21/2012 8:19AM

    Chips, check (I'm a chip hound, too, but I got a scale to weigh out the 1 ounce portions--and I'm usually good with it.) Cookies, double/triple check (I try to keep them out of house.) Yep, I can empathize, it's 8am here and I've already had 2 slices (albeit very thin slices) of pumpkin bread, that guess what? *I* made--I am my own worst enemy, LOL. Anyhow--since I started this SP thing I've learned that there's always a reset button..push it and go on. But enjoy life!! I tread a fine line between what I need to eat, what I like to eat and what I can sustain for the duration. If that means going out to dinner with friends and having a larger than normal portion, so be it--it's a part of life, enjoy it and the friendship. Although I've learned to keep exercising--it's my buffer, my stress reliever (especially around the holidays). No battle plan for tomorrow-just to think about what I'm putting into my mouth, and since I'm cooking it helps to control the calories. It also helps that it's my day to run, hee. Hope you have a good one!

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