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Starting a new day, everyday!

Friday, January 04, 2013

If I screw up on my eating or exercise one day, I just wake up the next day and look at it as a new start. Yesterday, I kept my calories in range (despite going out to eat), and did do a little bit of exercise in front of the TV... sit ups, squats, some weight work, push ups... and I jogged by the copier at work... so I can say that I did exercise... not a bunch, didn't reach 10K steps, but I did move some.

So yesterday was a good day, maybe not perfect, but a good day.

I have had days where I have gone much farther off track than I would like to admit... but it happens not matter where you are on the weight loss journey. But if you get off the path, it's always waiting there for you, like a road on into your future. However, whether you choose to stay lost in the woods is your choice.

So if you get off track, forgive yourself and put your feet back on your own yellow brick road. It's your journey and you can fill it with all kinds of things... but again it's ultimately your choice.

Every time recently that I have sat down with that box of cheez-its or whatever, I have known exactly what I was doing... and deciding NOT to care. But then I see those numbers creeping up on the scale and I vow to start again the next day. Then the evening comes and there I am again, knowing what I am doing and deciding not to care... and it becomes a bad pattern.

So I am working now to change the pattern, as I have done in the past... so I know I can do it again. I just have to choose to change that pattern. It's just harder to care when I am tired... so I have to remember the consequences of the choice that I am making to at least pull myself up short.

I am going to start subbing in knitting needles and water for when I am feeling the urge to walk to the kitchen for a munchie. One thing I learned long ago in psych nursing in school was that you can't take away one addiction/behavior/etc. without replacing it with something else. So I am forcing myself to choose a replacement for that serving of chips/cheese/chocolate... knitting needles and a glass of water, or even a diet soda (though not the best for you) are better than a bag of doritos/box of cheez its/etc.

Besides, if you mete out carefully a whole box of that goodie you love, it will last longer and you will get more true enjoyment out of it. Make it a treat, not a habit.

I don't know if this bloviating has helped anyone but me, but it helps remind ME that I have a CHOICE... every freaking day!

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JLEMUS1 1/8/2013 1:50PM

    Awesome!!! Way to go!!

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NITTINNANA 1/5/2013 5:25PM

    Oh, my! That phrase "deciding not to care resonated all too well.

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ANNIEONLI 1/4/2013 1:47PM

    "deciding not to care" is what rang out in reading this, my dear friend!

I think that is where the slippery slope begins for many...for me, it's not washing my face at night that begins my downward spiral...it leans to all things evil. Imagine something silly as that! but it's true. no washed face at night = me not caring about ME = not really caring about exercising or eating right the next day! Weird huh?

Deciding to care and change things (even in mid-munch) is a good thing!!
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TJCADDO 1/4/2013 1:37PM

    Wow! I can see that you are going to have a beautful knitted wardrobe. Know about Cheeze-its. Here is to staying cozy in your newly knitted socks as the snow falls outside as well as the numbers on the scale coming down as well.

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