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Monday, January 21, 2013

Time for some honesty, at least to myself!

Over the holidays (yes... I know it's a ways out of the holidays now, I'll explain) I didn't really constrain myself. A little... but not much. I felt it in my clothes, definitely (primarily in a pair of pants that my sister gave me that fit on Christmas day but not as I like now...), and also just felt that general excess of self. Until Friday I was housesitting. I did look at the scale there but it was dial scale and I could see that I was in about the right range... though of course the range you can see from standing above is about 10 pounds! I was home over the weekend and stepped on my scale... it read only about a pound, a pound and a half, more than what I last weighed in at. Alright! But wait, not so fast! I arrived last night to where I'm house sitting now. Maybe, to be fair to myself, I should admit that I went to my brother and his girlfriend's for dinner where we ate Indian food and chocolate ice cream for dessert, but in the end that is inconsequential. I stepped on the scale here last night... and it read nearly 6 pounds more than my home scale was weighing. I stepped on it once again this morning (because we all know how sometimes that can make a HUGE difference) and it was only 0.2pounds less. SO! Time to HONESTLY return to mindfulness.

I have my food tracked for the day... though I don't have the food in the house yet! I'm going to get ready for yoga (a vinyasa class... and I'm going to walk) and I'll stop at the grocery store on the way back. To be honest with myself too, I will do a weigh in... either tomorrow or Wednesday... and actually update my weight (I forgot to bring a tape measure).

Another challenge I have been debating doing... a deli that I like is having a 90-day eating well (and no junk food) challenge starting February 1. My boyfriend and I stopped there for a sandwich yesterday and I told him I was thinking about doing it, he kind of turned up his nose at me. However, this weekend he did make a comment about how if I wasn't careful I would get fat, and contrast that with his previous comments about how it didn't matter to him... though he was in a really weird mood this weekend so I need to take his comments with a grain of salt. More importantly, I need to do what I need to do for myself... still debating that 90-day challenge.

Anyhow SPARKFRIENDS, here I go! I hope you all have a fabulous sparking day!
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DIET_FRIEND 1/21/2013 6:49PM

    Maybe the challenge is just the stimulation you need to reboot your health and fitness lifestyle. It could provide focus.

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