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The good and the bad


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I didn't complete all of the goals I had set up for myself yesterday. I drank my 8 glasses of water and I went for an hour long walk. I just didn't write down everything I ate. But I guess I am writing it down here. Does that count? I had a diet coke and like 6 chocolate chip cookies.

I feel really ashamed, actually. This is going to be harder than my stupid "go-get-'em" attitude had me believe yesterday. At least I am holding myself accountable. Before I would have woken up embarrassed with myself and just given up. Abandoned this page. But that's one of the reasons I was excited about finding SP. I can hold myself accountable here. I am back today, something I wouldn't have done a year ago, because I know that today is another day and I can try again. I am trying again.

We are running a bunch of errands today. Mo's got a doctors appointment today. She is 6 months old as of yesterday. We need to get her 6mo. immunizations done and do some Christmas shopping. Plus, an oil change at Walmart because it is the cheapest place around...on the down side I have to hang out at Walmart for over an hour emoticon. My grandma is in town and she'll be with us for today. So it will be a big boring day. Who knew that 23 would feel so...domestic. 23 going on 50.
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EUEK098 12/2/2012 5:05PM

    Just try your best, and cut back little by little, avoid the plunge.

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ITSMATT 11/30/2012 12:52PM

    Hi there. How's it going?

So, sustained weight loss is hard. Really hard. As I say often - if it were easy, you'd have already done it.

Make it a priority to track everything you eat every day. It takes some effort and time to become accustomed to doing this but you can't analyze what you don't measure and you can't measure what you don't track. It takes me less than 5 minutes a day to track all my food intake. There are some shortcuts like the concept of "groups" and copying between days that can be done. That speeds things up, especially if you are like me and tend to eat similar things throughout the week.

And don't beat yourself up about this. There are a dozen trite phrases I could write right now like "one foot in front of the other" and "inch by inch it's a cinch" but really, the point is that you've got to want this and be committed to it. But you've also got to recognize that you, like all of us, are an imperfect human who will slip up from time to time. That's OK. Learn from it and move on.

And absolutely cherish that time with the 6mo old. It will fly by... really fast.

And hey...

Make it a great day!
Matt

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MOLLZ007 11/30/2012 10:54AM

    Sounds like you are doing a good job of picking yourself up! Forgive yourself, no one is perfect at this. You are back now and doing great. emoticon

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MSNICHOLS39 11/28/2012 7:40AM

    Don't give up! I'm following your blog because you seem ultra-cool and I can't wait to see your transformation as you loose your weight. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Andrea
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PEPPYPATTI 11/27/2012 12:29PM

    Don't set too many goals at once. It is great that you started with your water. You may want to try the nutrition tracker. I enter everything I eat plus it helps you keep you water count. Remember, baby steps. This is a learning process. You are not supposed to get it all right from the start.
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CAGMUAHFO2 11/27/2012 10:40AM

    Don't beat yourself up for slipping a little!! Everyone does from time to time. Acknowledge the slip up and move on. This is a long journey and it takes time but as long as you are dedicated you will make it!! emoticon emoticon

I am really getting into Christmas early this year. emoticon I think it has to do with my brother passing away. Christmas is his favorite holiday so I'm getting into the Christmas Spirit for him. Hope you have fun with your grandma

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STELLASMYBEBE 11/27/2012 10:39AM

    LOL! And, once you have a little one, it never slows down. Ever...
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