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Tools of a Successful Week

Saturday, January 26, 2013

emoticon Down 1.4 since Sunday weigh-in emoticon

emoticon I used the Hunger Tool a lot this week. Not answering that inner alarm just because it goes off and I feel tummy-grumbling true hunger. It goes away, and the alarm will go off again later, but I don't have to stop what I'm doing just to answer its every beck and call.

emoticon I used Portion Control this week. I took carrots and hummus and apples and bananas for my work snacks. I avoided that *#&$ candy dish on the co-workers desk, and boy was I grateful when last Thursday I was overcome by stress and determinedly strutted by her desk with the objective of reaching in for a fistful of m&m's...and it was empty! Thank God!

emoticon I paid attention to my hunger levels this week, and I didn't use the tracker until the end of the evening and I knew I wasn't going to eat any more. This kept me from seeing that I had leftover calories within my range and eating to fill it up. Most days I was within my range, and only yesterday I went over by 300...and it was on purpose. After a stressful dental cleaning I confess I rewarded myself with a chocolate doughnut. It was the best doughnut I could find, and it was worth it. Can't remember the last time I ate one, but I will remember this one for a long time.

emoticonAfterwards I went to my weekly volunteering at a Therapeutic Riding Center and did some trotting and walking beside the horse, and burned it all off.

emoticon I also paid attention to my thoughts, and fed myself a good spiritual idea every morning to hold onto. During the day when I had a tough moment, I'd still myself, close my eyes, and refocus. I am determined that food and cravings are not going to hold power over me.

emoticon I also walked on the treadmill several times this week while watching a program.

My mind is finally in gear for success, and I'm not willing to settle for anything less.
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    Sounds like a great day (er week?)! I think it's hilarious that you ate a chocolate doughnut after having a stressful teeth cleaning, but I don't mind the dentist. In fact, I'm due another cleaning. Anyway, it sounds like you are doing awesome! Keep being mindful of all those things that trap you. Thoughts, especially negative, unproductive thoughts can be such a burden, and we create them. Go figure.

    Well, have a great week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1850 days ago
    What a great week and your tools for success are wonderful!
    1851 days ago
    Fantastic week! Using all the tools makes it very successful. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1851 days ago
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