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The Elephant in the Room

Friday, January 18, 2013

Did you notice I didn't blog yesterday? It was a usual day of child care and cooking for family. I went to the gym. Gwen stayed in the nursery for an hour while I ran. Good workout! Think my knee is fine now. I have a little soreness from my new SP strength training workout I did the day before. She and I played actively together outside. I showered at home while she napped. Made a new recipe that is pretty healthy and was very well received by hubby, son in law, and 5 year old granddaughter, which is kind of unusual for pretty healthy recipes I try. I tracked my food and made a lot of healthy choices. My "no intense sweets" streak is still in tact, having done better in this area than I have done in years -- maybe ever. Sounds like a successful day, doesn't it?

Only, I'm leaving out the elephant in the room. No, it isn't me!! I'm still a size 4 sitting here. Last night I just gave myself permission to overeat. My problem was that I woke up at 3 am yesterday (like I had the night before, too) and ate way too many of my calories and didn't leave enough for the rest of the day. And at 10 o'clock last night I was way too hungry to sleep. So I ate 3 cups of dry corn flakes, a blood orange from my neighbor's yard, and 2 T of sunflower seeds and I didn't log them because I didn't want to and I didn't care. And I broke my streak of days eating within my calorie range. (I made a new record since counting = 14 days.) But after I broke my streak I wanted to cry.

Crying doesn't help; figuring out what went wrong helps. When I woke up this morning in the middle of the night, I remembered what WalkingAnnie taught me and I kept my eyes closed and eventually I went back to sleep. I got a good night's sleep and started my day with all my calories in front of me. I have started my streak again. I'm going to blog even when I'm not feeling really proud of myself, because I'm going to face it and not hide. (Thanks, Barb, for your blog that helped me make that choice.) I have a 5K to run tomorrow and my nephew is going to join me. I'm going to eat to run today!! It will be a good, healthy day.


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FROSTY99 1/19/2013 9:32PM

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Sounds like you are onto something and you will succeed because you acknowledge what is wrong and work to fix it!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/19/2013 8:53PM

    Congratulations on making a better choice! I hope you and Martin have a great run!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/19/2013 12:02PM

    I just read about your 5K award before this. At least you overate healthy food, not absolute junk. A new streak begins!

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KANOE10 1/19/2013 9:02AM

    You are so right. The time to be accountable is when you have slips. Good for you posting about an elephant that we all deal with. Great job of getting back on track. Today is a new day. Hope you have a good run!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 1/19/2013 7:22AM

    Don't beat yourself up...just jump back in with both feet. You are a wonderful person and a wonderful emoticon

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_LINDA 1/19/2013 12:25AM

    Lacking sleep is terrible. I hope you can do better with it and it will follow you will have better control over the food. Two of my biggest inspirations struggling in the same week, but also showing us the path to recovery. I wish I could be there to cheer you on in your race! You will rock it!!!

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RUN4FOOD 1/18/2013 9:43PM

    Sounds like you learned a few lessons. Congratulations!
A few more small steps on your road to success.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/18/2013 8:59PM

    You faced the elephant and worked through it's ramifications. I'm glad you are back on target today beginning another streak. Best wishes as you carry on.

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WATERMELLEN 1/18/2013 8:05PM

    It happens. And we move on. (But it's tough. But we do it anyway!)

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MIRAGE727 1/18/2013 4:49PM

    I can appreciate where you are coming from, Marsha! Thank you so much for sharing! Looking forward o hearing about your run!
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ONEKIDSMOM 1/18/2013 4:32PM

    Good for you. I find if I recognize I'm searching for my "give a d*" at the bottom of a bag of chips, something's definitely WRONG. (I have yet to find it, there, by the way).

Everyone has been so supportive. If I just go away and don't say anything, I don't feel balance, either. Thus, the confessional.

You're doing well, getting right back to it! emoticon emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 1/18/2013 3:53PM

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MEXGAL1 1/18/2013 1:06PM

    Well Miss Marsha, it is good to know you are not "perfect" either. Just a little slip up but you know how to recover and can do so. I know you will move past this little burb.
Have a terrific day!

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NATPLUMMER 1/18/2013 12:50PM

    LAck of sleep will make you hungry....it's hormonal.

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CELIAMINER 1/18/2013 12:21PM

    My last streak lasted 3 whole days. Glad you're not beating yourself up and instead starting a new streak.

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GABY1948 1/18/2013 12:01PM

    Good for you! And, yes, I did miss your blog yesterday...your blogs I can always count on. Good GOING...get back on that horse! We all do it! HUGS

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KANDOLAKER 1/18/2013 10:34AM

    Nice getting back on your streak. As least you are now carbed-up for your 5K! Best wishes to you!

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AMANDAROX 1/18/2013 9:23AM

    Nice work! We all falter our plans once in a while. Best to forgive ourselves and keep trying!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/18/2013 9:20AM

    Best wishes for a great run tomorrow. Have fun.

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MSLZZY 1/18/2013 9:18AM

    I think I feel worse when I disappoint others. But I can make it work for me by doing better and remembering I am only human, not Wonder Woman. Give yourself a pat of the back because you DID have a great streak. HUGS!

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