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The joy of cheating (w/o actually cheating)!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I think I need to be able to cheat. It eases my mind.

I often find that when I put ...

pressure on myself too much, this is what happens...

I start to feel it and ... well, who knows what.

I find that if I can have the feeling of cheating every once in a while it provides me with ...

balance. Which is my ultimate goal.

For example, it felt wonderful yesterday to eat half a pizza. It was...


emoticon I ate 420 calories worth and it was emoticon soooo good.

I felt like I was cheating. I still ended my day of calorie intake well within range.

I had some baked chips the other day and some other things like that. I think it helped me because I sometimes feel (I should say think) ....

deprived. Don't get me wrong. I am NOT ACTUALLY deprived. I don't think I am actually hungry. My mind and thoughts however sometimes get in the way and I think, gosh I have not had such and such .... for whatever reason. Too many calories or not the healthiest choice or bla bla bla.

The same goes for my studies. I was so ....

from my on-line course work, I decided to only complete 1 course on Sunday. After making this decision, I guess the pressure was lifted.

I also had in my head to be flexible. Yes, the courses were easier as well and that helped but still. I ended up completing 2 courses and starting a third.

As I mentioned, I need to be ...

flexible. This is proving over & over to be true. In my case ...

Yesterday, I did not start as normal (on the treadmill) because I wanted to use my treadmill time as a break. Well, I ended out not getting on the treadmill because my man called & I thought I was going to need to go to the acreage. So delay.

I took a break just getting the house and myself together. I ended out not going out to the acreage (long story) so I was able to finish another course.

I fit in 2 miles treadmill time at the end. It felt good.

Also, I made sure to not be frustrated by not being able to watch ...

with my man. He is a channel switcher anyway and did not really watch it. But anyway, I started watching it on Netflix and it was great.

Again, it may sound odd but it comes back to flexibility. If I can get in some quality relaxation with my man great, but if not forget it. I think it I just go with what happens around me (to a certain extent) life works best for me.

When the pups are making me stressed and crazy, it is probably because they need some outside time and oddly enough, I likely need the 10 minute walk as well.

Gotta get back to work.

HUGS to you.
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    Way to go treating yourself to a food you enjoy and still staying in calorie range! That's not easy... especially if the rest of the pizza was still sitting there after you ate your portion. Sounds like you have a good schedule figured out for your on-line courses as well. emoticon
    1636 days ago
    wow, I know just what you mean about feeling deprived if I don't "cheat" a little. It's nice when the "cheat" isn't really all that bad for you, too! emoticon
    1636 days ago
    What a great blog! I am like you...I need to be able to eat what I REALLY want ot every once in a while so I don't feel too deprived. My vice seems to be popcorn which can be really high in calories with butter added so I "save up" my calories for it and only do it once in a while but get to eat it guilt free that way.

    I like your thoughts on balance. That is one of my goals as well. You are one smart lady!
    1637 days ago
    flexibility can help a great deal~sounds like a real good plan that will keep you well in balance. :)
    1637 days ago
    Yes that is so true flexibility can be the key!
    1637 days ago
    I can sooooooooooooooo relate! emoticon
    1638 days ago
  • HFAYE81
    Awesome blog post! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1638 days ago
    1638 days ago
    Great attitude! Focus on what works best for you. Less stress sometimes means you get more done.

    Have a terrific week! emoticon
    1638 days ago
  • GMWSR15110
    Keep the great attitude and attention to your goals going! I've never hit any goals without writing them down and following along like you seem to be doing.
    1638 days ago
    Terrific blog and your attitude is amazing! Balance and flexibility is so key on our journey. Thanks for sharing all this as I'm feeling very low this morning and needed to remember we don't have to be perfect. We have to find what works for us and you have!

    Hope your whole week goes this well!
    1638 days ago
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