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Today was a dark day.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I woke up rather tired and pulled myself up at 5:45 as I do every day to get a head start on my walking. I walk half an hour before work which nets me a little over 3000 steps. I figure it is easier to face the 10,000 steps that way.

DH was off tonight so I worked with someone else. I had ordered the best choice on the menu for my dinner which was pasta. I brought 2 tangerines and a banana for a snack during the shift. I got to work and realized I forgot to bring my yogurt for my breakfast (we work 12 hour shifts). I had a piece of pound cake that is small in my backpack so I ate that after looking up the calories.

When dinner came the pasta was pretty much inedible. There was no protein on it and if there was a red sauce on it I would have dared you to find it. So, now Iím hungry. I look in my backpack and my supplies are getting thin since we go home soon. I found a granola bar which I planned to eat if I felt hungry. I needed something to feel like I had eaten so I found a cup of soup I had in my pack and had that.

My knee had hurt yesterday but I walked my steps and took a hot shower and took Aleve and was off to bed for the night. I had that blue feeling today. It was raining for the 45 minute drive (on top of icy roads with no seatbelts) so I was a little nervous by the time I got to work.

I could not be more bored on the night shift. I am about computered out with FB, Pinterest, email and movies.

I considered telling DH a little white lie about my knee still hurting so I wouldnít have to walk my steps today, but after I thought about it I realized I was short-changing myself. That I would know.

So, I put on my music and headphones and before I left work for the night I had walked 9900 steps. I still have to get back to the hotel and upstairs to breakfast so I know I will be beyond my goal for the day.

Have you ever had the feeling you ate too much because you THOUGHT about overeating all day? Thatís how I felt. I felt full and was sure I had mindlessly eaten something but when I looked in my pack I realized I had not eaten the granola bar that I had stashed just in case. That I had stayed in my calorie range for the day.

So, my day is about over and I didnít fall off my program and although I still feel a bit blue I didnít add to that by overeating or not exercising.

I caught myself while walking telling myself why I want to lose weight.
So, focusing on our goals and sticking with the program will get us where we need to be.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MENNOLY 1/15/2013 3:11PM

    You did really well! emoticon Do take care of your knee. If it is strained you probably should cut back a little on your walking. I know I jumped back into exercise too rapidly last week and after 30 minutes of cardio and ST at the gym I did a vigorous 5 mile WATP. I felt fine that day but my knee has been off for the last week. So this week I am cutting back on the resistance and time on the elliptical and I did bike instead of elliptical yesterday. When I no longer get twinges in my knee I can go back to being more vigorous. I may have to put my plans for a 5K race in March on hold because I seem to always stress this knee. Hope you get back safely and healthy.

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MIKA016 1/15/2013 7:07AM

    Diana, you are doing great. At times I also feel I have over ate. I guess that's how our minds are programed unfortunately. I hope your knee doesn't give you any further problems. hugs.

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    I think it's when we're concerned about overeating that we're actually being mindful about our food intake. That's a victory in itself. It's those weeks, days, months when we eat with nary a thought about calories or nutrients that are the most dangerous. Although you had a tough day, you held on, made the best decisions you could under the circumstances, and stayed focus. Congrats! emoticon

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TATTER3 1/12/2013 6:48AM

    I wouldn't be able to do it!!! You survived! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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    emoticon Here's some sunshine for you...carry it with you for those days you need it.

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WINDSONG~ 1/12/2013 3:36AM

    The line is straight with some detours but keep it straight and you will get to your destination.

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FROSTY99 1/11/2013 8:47PM

    emoticon that you didn't give in and just eat mindlessly. I am amazed that you are able to stay focused if you get bored-that is when I am very tempted to overeat. I am having a big problem this week-by giving in and eating the carb, now my body is craving them so I am having to do a week of starting over to get back on track.
I hope the knee is feeling better and that you have a better day tomorrow. Hang in there, those days are dwindling fast and before you know it, you will be winging your way home.

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KERRYG155 1/11/2013 8:46PM

    Good for you keeping yourself on track. I'm pretty sure I also would not like plan old pasta for a meal. ugh Good thing you knew how to pack for this trip and I know you're counting the days to home!

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SIMPLY4DHEART 1/11/2013 8:39PM

    What a full day you had, time to just relax a have some time just for YOUrself. Hope the blues turn to sunshine on a cloudy day. You take care, you are doing really aweome, since your choices seem limited. May tomorrow be a better day for you! emoticon emoticon

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