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Keepin' On...Step by Step...Day by Day

Monday, February 18, 2013

I've had a good day today. I ate in range and recorded everything. I am planning to start C25K tonight after supper. I was going to start yesterday but there were some unforeseen obstacles that kept me from the tonight's the night. I'm looking forward to it. I downloaded a free app to guide me through it. Hope it works well.

I talked to an SP friend today. That was nice. It was nice to be able to talk openly about my eating problems and get some feedback and confirmation on things that I had been thinking, observing and suspecting about my journey and recent struggles. I think that I am really clear on what happened with me and where to go from here. Basically, I just need to keep on keepin on and let time continue to heal my hurt and work on stablizing my emotions instead of turning to food to do it for me. Sounds so so hard.

So, the "beast" is caged for another day. He is wearing down and I am feeling stronger but feeling guardedly optimistic as I have made it to this point MANY times over the past several months...get a few days under my belt...see some pounds dropped on the scale...then BLAMMO...I lose it. Then, it's a day or two before I get my resolve back in place. And I'm making up for lost time...again. So, yep, definitely guardedly optimistic at this point. I am trying to be very, very step by step. I'm doing my "daily's"...Daily logging my food, daily blogging (you might get sick of hearing from me), daily getting my sleep, daily seeking exercise, daily, daily, daily. I'm trying not to miss a beat so that everything continues to move forward. I don't want to fall into the "perfection" trap...just trying to do as much as possible to ensure that I stick with it this time. You know?

Hope you all had a great Monday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! (And to all you government workers...I'm so jealous you had the day off! Happy President's day!) Spark on! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 2/21/2013 11:19PM

    Great job today, Cathy! You did it before and I know you will do it again! I am so with you on this one! I'm struggling, too. Weekends are my problem when my DH is home.

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GOIN4GR8 2/19/2013 4:13PM

    I could have written your blog today--my pattern is EXACTLY the same--get a few days under my belt, lose a little, then BLAMMO! :-) So I completely feel your frustration.

But you know what's cool? Whenever I come to your page and see your Before and After photos, it re-inspires me. I wanna do what you've done!!

Keep on slogging ... we don't fail until we stop trying!

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KKKAREN 2/19/2013 10:58AM

    keep up the good work!

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ROSEWCI 2/19/2013 5:12AM

    Love it that you've got your momentum going on! One day at a time! You CAN do it!!!

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ANATASHIKI 2/19/2013 12:22AM

    glad to hear things are good. yes , perfection is a word we must forget emoticon

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DS9KIE 2/19/2013 12:22AM

    keep it up emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I forgot it was a holiday and went to the post office and bank. My son and hubby were both working.

Keep pushing, GF. You are doing great!

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MOBYCARP 2/18/2013 6:49PM

    Don't worry about people getting tired of your blogs. The point of the blog is that writing helps *you*; the rest of us don't have to read it if it doesn't help *us*. Of course, sometimes your blog might help me, too; but that's not the primary purpose of your blog.

Though I don't have a problem with binge eating to the extent you describe in your life, your "beast" metaphor resonates with me on other fronts. My most ferocious beast is staying up late at night, then being short on sleep. I've kept that beast caged for over a year, but the bars rattle from time to time and I have to maintain the cage.

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PEPPYPATTI 2/18/2013 6:44PM

    All those successful dailys add up to accomplishment!
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BEXNEW 2/18/2013 6:32PM

    Woo Hoo!! Sounds like a great day - taming the beast - I like that! Holiday up here in Ontario so extra long walk with the dog today - cold, but sunny - feels good to move, doesn't it!!

I am sure you can do this!


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PMFISH 2/18/2013 6:31PM

    Do what is necessary to keep yourself on track. I know that old trick, make a little head way and then sabotage yourself. I recently broke through a plateau and that has been my biggest motivator. Hang in there kiddo! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUXGRL1 2/18/2013 6:24PM

    Keep up the good work! I thought about that beast today...I am trying to keep him in his cage too!

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WORLDSERIES11 2/18/2013 6:23PM

    Good Work today Cathy!!! Day by day, that's the way to go...keep on keeping on!!
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    Plan your work and work your plan ans success shall be yours!

Make Today a Great Day!

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