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It's still hard sometimes


Friday, March 08, 2013

I've come a long way and I've learned a lot. Still, there are hard moments like last evening. The day started off well but we received a surprise invitation to a Guatemalan friend's house for lunch after we had already eaten lunch. They had prepared tacos for us and I felt obligated to receive the gift they had prepared so generously and so I ate (and the tacos were delicious). When I got home I realized I had eaten 900 calories of extra unplanned food. In order to stay within my calorie range for the day I essentially had to skip supper (except for a little tossed salad with balsamic vinegar) and also have a smaller evening snack than usual. It was hard to stay away from eating more when my routine was so interrupted like this. It was hard to get back on track. But fortunately, I did and it paid off. This morning I weighed in found that I had lost two more pounds. I'm now down to 179, four pounds from my target weight of 175. Each hard sacrifice like this moves me closer to my goal. I'm always glad when I make the hard decision even though it's a struggle in the moment. I've really seen the benefit of consistency. I hope to apply this to other life goals as well where I'm not yet as consistent as i would like to be.
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ASHPATCH11 3/11/2013 8:38AM

    Consistency noted need to be more consistenat with my eating habits for sure. Thanks for the postive blog great read and you rock already within arms reach of 175!!!! You have some serious stength to do what you did I would have caved into the food temptation. emoticon

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WAYNE1997 3/10/2013 9:37AM

    Irv, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your experience. I am having difficulty with this recently. Hanna is here with 7 friends from college. We had diner with them last evening and Krista'a mom made a delicious desert. I ate a few more of these cookies bars then I should have and found myself grazing a bit as I put leftovers away. I need to get motivated to stay consistant as you model for me. I have small group this afternoon and we usually have delicious food at these gatherings. Whew, a tough weekend. However, this past week was great and I exercised regularly. Thanks again for the inspiration as I work to be more consistant once again. Congratulations on dropping 2 more pounds!! emoticon

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JULESJET 3/8/2013 8:38PM

    Good for you! You are very close! Keep it up!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/8/2013 7:17PM

    I am very proud of you! These are life lessons, and will be beneficial even after you reach your final goal. Great news about reaching that mini goal, too! You deserve a non-food reward!

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