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The craziness is here - done fighting it - time to enjoy!

Monday, December 24, 2012

OOOH!!! Iím so mad! I didnít realize it until this morning Ė but apparently I missed Fridayís log in! I had 185 days logging in for a streak Ė perfect attendance! I was going for a full year! I came back to spark last June and wanted to keep a streak until this coming June. I donít know how I missed it, but I did. Actually, I know EXACTLY how I missed it. Iíve running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Iím so disappointed. : ( My sparktime has been severely limited the past week and half, but I was trying to at least log in each day. GrrrÖ.

Oh well.

Again, I suppose this is a good opportunity to remind myself the weight loss/get healthy journey isnít neat and tidyÖneither is lifeÖand we need to find a balance and a way to make it work when things get crazy.

Well, Iím struggling there, too. Last Saturdayís weigh in was up almost a half pound. I havenít been exercising and my eating has been terrible. I peeked this morning Ė and Iím up another 4 pounds. (ugh) I know thatís not all real, likely a lot of sodium in there. (Thank goodness I only track Saturdayís weight.) Well, pizza Sat. night, soup and a grilled cheese sandwich last night, I cooked/prepped for tonightís gathering and grazed all day long yesterday. Ugh. Itís really no surprise. However Ė unlike in years past, Iím pulling in the reigns and will do my best to be conscious of everything I put in my mouth today, get in a ton of water, and get out for a walk/jog in a little while.

That said, I HAVE decided to take this one week off from my 8 min in the morning program. Iíve been going straight for 5 cycles. My kids and husband are all off this coming week, which is making it more difficult to stick to my routine. Rather than fight it, Iíll enjoy the relaxing time with them and pick it up again next Monday morning.

The holidays and the craziness that comes with them are here. Done fighting it! My two simple goals for today, tonight, and tomorrow: be conscious of everything Iím eating, and drink tons of water. Note Ė I said be conscious. Certainly Iíll indulge, but I need to be aware of what Iím eating and not indulge mindlessly, like I found myself doing yesterday. As for my exercise, Iíll get in my walk/jog today, and get out again on Dec. 26th.

I am very much looking forward to company tonightÖitís the one night a year we have Aglio Olio, our family tradition. Then Christmas Day at my sisterís is always a nice time. I hope all my fellow sparkerís have a wonderful holiday, whatever it is you celebrate! Enjoy the time with those you hold dear!!!
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CLPURNELL 12/26/2012 8:37PM

    It is a very crazy time! Don't beat yourself up too bad about the login streak. You can start a new one.

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KING_SLAYER 12/24/2012 5:16PM

    Ahhh, the craziness of the season. I think it's perfectly acceptable to go a little mad this time of year, to forget things and be a little off-kilter. Enjoy the time with family and have a very Merry Christmas!

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TXTOAD9970 12/24/2012 9:37AM

    Merry Christmas to you! emoticon

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