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What happens when life happens?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Monday everyone!
This past weekend was a busy one. I went out on a Valentine's Day date with my husband on Friday night, I had a busy Saturday doing errands and yesterday I went to a birthday party for a friends daughter.
So what happens when it becomes tougher to count calories?
Well you guesstimate for one thing and steer clear of a few things you know will add up.
I am proud to say that I did stay in my calorie range all 3 days and even skipped the dairy queen ice cream cake at the birthday party. I had angel food cake instead and it was plentiful and really good. We had to stop at Arby's on the way to the party because it was a couple of hours away from where we live and I skipped the fries and got a regular roast beef sandwich with a side salad and a vinaigrette dressing to go with it. I did steal a couple of my husband's fries but was happy with myself that I did not order them. It is hard sometimes but if I can just a have a couple, then I am ok.
So life happens and food choices have to be made outside of the safety zone, but I can do it. It is not always easy, but it is so worth it not to gain again and then have to lose again.
I even got my 45 mins on the elliptical before we left for the day.
Stay strong everyone! We can do this.
Have a great week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHESAKAT41 3/5/2013 10:14AM

    Great choices - you are determined to maintain your goals. I wish I could be so dedicated. I am Diabetic and the insulin I am on puts the lbs on. Of course, it doesn't help when I cheat...Great blog...

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/23/2013 7:58PM

    goood choices made and you are right about gaining and lossing no fun way to go

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1BEACHWALKER 2/20/2013 10:47PM

    Good for you Holly! I like what you said and totally agree about it is so worth it not to gain again and then have to lose again. It is hard enough the first time, let alone want to go through it all over again! emoticon
Thanks for the high five goodie and for always being such a great supportive friend! emoticon emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 2/19/2013 3:12PM

    You are doing so wonderful, Holly! Congratulations for all your efforts!

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AUNTB63 2/18/2013 5:32PM

    Great job. Life can get us down or let us sore. The choice is ours. Have a healthy, happy week. emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/18/2013 1:58PM

    All great choices, when I have had to eat on the run Arby's roast beef is what I have, love strawberries on angel food cake, You did very well with all the activities. It can be done! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Jackie

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LIZZIE888 2/18/2013 1:53PM

  Well done!

This is life now, isn't it... knowing you can sort of have what you want just not all of it all of the time. You managed it in a way you felt happy with, sticking within your limits yet not feeling deprived. That's got to be worth celebrating and if you can do that once, twice, a dozen times... well, you've changed your behaviour and you're on your way to success.

But of course you've been on your way to success for a long time now and we're all cheering your every step.

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ANDYINBC 2/18/2013 1:07PM

    Sounds like life happened and you made great choices. Way to go!

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TURTLETALK 2/18/2013 1:06PM

    Good job! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/18/2013 1:02PM

    Hi Holly , Great control on food choices ! That is difficult when you are out on the road and when someone else is planning the menu. Thanks for visiting all my blogs been running around myself lately . Hugs K emoticon emoticon

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