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Trying Not to Derail

Monday, November 26, 2012

I feel like I'm trying to steer a vehicle that has lost its power steering!

The week before Thanksgiving - husband was out of town and I ate lots of hot chocolate and toast I'm assuming for "comfort." I noticed inflammation from all this: my face breaks out (too much dairy), and refined flour in the bread (puffy eyes and face), and a general feeling of lethargy. That, and I hardly walked which is my main form of exercise.

The week of Thanksgiving - hectic schedules and general anxiety of the anticipated holiday had me noshing still on hot chocolate and toast and whatever else I felt like eating. General feeling of lethargy and disgust. Didn't exercise.

Thanksgiving - The lunch was around 1:00. I'm not sure I stopped eating in order to say that I ate dinner, but I'm certain the intake was that of lunch, dinner, snacks, and so on.

The weekend after Thanksgiving - you know, why stop? But I did walk probably 2 miles one way from the parking lot to the Horseshoe (OSU stadium for the OSU v. UM game). Wishing I had a pedometer that day. Although I woofed down stadium food. Ugh.

Monday - Hooray! Time for normalcy! Today I eat healthy, drink water, take my vitamins, but have yet to exercise. That, and wear zit cream. Awesome.

I have not weighed myself for two weeks. I will not weigh myself again this Friday because I'm afraid I'll freak out if I see the scale jump up. Instead, my m.o. is to continue logging my food, find a way to get exercise (bundle up!!!), and get my head into this web site as much as possible to re-find my mojo and motivation.

I *WILL* lose the rest of my weight, and will NOT tank my past months' efforts throughout December just because sweets and treats are all over the place (and because schedules are all over the place, and people, and gift-buying stresses, etc.).

Thank you for your support - as always!
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  • KONRAD695
    I have a talent for over thinking most everything, and I've used it here. My thoughts.
    Remember the Dyson and cookies blog, well you came out of that OK. Then you were half way there. All the sudden people are seeing your body change.
    Take this next comment as a friend speaking, not a slight against you. I would guess you were feeling happy, got complacent and then a little lazy about your diet. It happens to all of us. The maintenance people all over this sight have it happen all the time. The difference is they are not trying to lose, so it's not a double whammy to them. For us, it's seems to be a death sentance. Might I suggest you step on the scale, and get a little angry. Not at yourself for what you did, but for allowing it to happen. If your body is like mine, then it will drop some weight quick as the gluten and dairy detox out of your system. You could use this as a launch pad to making Dec a great month.
    I may be completely wrong and way off line, Sorry. Just trying to give a totally different perspective. Hope everything works out for you. emoticon emoticon
    1937 days ago
  • TEAGUE1612
    Hi Andrea!

    A new strategy I am trying out this year is to start shopping early for presents and doing what shopping i can online and getting things delivered to work. saves me spending time and stress! don't have to worry about car parking, or crowds, or rushing around... i will still have to get some gift wrapping though!
    1938 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    What is it about cooler weather and junk laying around that throws everything off kilter? You can do this, I know you can!
    1938 days ago
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