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February Focus

Friday, February 01, 2013

I can't believe we're in February emoticon
Loving my "bootcamp" and hope to continue on in these theme for the rest of the month. Tonight I had fish tacos planned but by the time I picked at the potatoes my daughter made, I was down to three fish sticks no tortilla emoticon Whatever, I am in range again!

Super Bowl is going to be a challenge. All through the holidays when I want like really trashy food I tell myself,"wait for Super Bowl" I guess I'll need to change that self talk. This year we are going to my uncle's. There will be hot dogs, nachos, salads, desserts, hot wings and lot's more. We are a foodie family and this is when all the cooks take a break and we basically do Costco crap all day. It's a good thing I can't add beer to my day this time. I am going to limit myself to only the stuff I really don't eat any other time of the year which is nachos and a kraut dog.

Disneyland is at the end of the month so I'm going to try and rack up 1000 fitness minutes before I go. I want to stay in range and work hard so that the week of vacation I am "programmed" for movement and better choices. I also am nervous about the drive on my back, so the more T-Tapp the better. It will be interesting emotionally as well, I am from Orange County and anyone who knows me knows I am perpetually homesick. We moved to Northern California ten years ago to raise the kids and I have only these last few years been able to function without Wellbutrin. We will not be visiting family or friends (I have friends that live right across the street from Disneyland and some of them even work in the park...yikes) because we don't have enough time. This is a trip we've been promising the family for a long time so we're going to be selfish. Our oldest children were born in Anaheim and miss Southern California like we do so it will be fun but I am preparing to "be okay" with coming home. Last year when we visited DD in Santa Barbara, I cried until Stockton. SO, I think some fitness and confidence with good nutrition will help.

Valentine's Day is also this month. I am the only one in my family who doesn't like chocolate so although I give treats to DH and the kids, it's one of the only holidays that doesn't stress me out. Jalepeno brittle is my idea of heaven and I don't get that outside of Christmas so.....hurray.

It's a short month and boy has the time been flying so I want to make the most of each day. I'm going to have to to reach my goals.

What are you up to this fine February???
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  • CANNIE50
    I didn't know you were from Southern California. I just saw an advertisement for a half-marathon in Santa Barbara and it makes me want to set aside my vow to do no more distance races, just because I love that area. I love Southern California in general - I have always been fascinated by it. I also LOVE Disneyland. Have you gone yet?

    Sorry I am so late to this blog - I don't know how I missed it. I am always happy to read one of your blogs. I hope you are feeling well and that things are relatively calm around your house. emoticon
    1825 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan!! The trip will be so fun--you will be busy with your kids and, hopefully, that will make it easier on the emotions. Great plan for Super Bowl, too. Sounds like you have everything under control right now!! I'm trying to focus on moving this body in February. Eating is not a big issue for me---could always be better but I gotta get movin'.
    1843 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I took prozac for 14 years and it just made me feel "normal" and not like I was trying to climb up out of a hole. I found Roger Gould M.D.'s book "Shrink Yourself" and learned a lot from reading it. I know u r on the Team. I lived in Orange County for four years and loved it there. I remember looking at a house in Anaheim that was $97,000 in 1978 and my husband thought that was WAY to much, so we didn't buy it. Have fun at Disneyland.
    1843 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 7:13:40 AM
    You have the BEST attitude. I predict a terrific month. You have a great SuperBowl plan. Just eat what you really love, and sit with it .. really enjoy each bite. Slow down and savor it, even if it is a corn dog! And you have the best reason to stay fit, you have that wonderful So Cal vacation planned. It will be warmer and dryer and you will have a fabulous time. I know it is hard to be homesick, but look how lucky you are - if you lived there, you would take it for granted. Now, when you visit, it is truly special.
    1844 days ago
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