Day 14 and TOMORROW is weigh and measure day, for real this time!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
My apologies, June pointed out that day 15 is weigh and measure day, so that is TOMORROW ( Friday)
Today I want to discuss the "everything in moderation" concept and please follow the link above and please report back your comments to me, either by commenting here or by emailing me.
The time change really has me feeling jet lagged, and I am yawning A LOT!!!
Hopefully it will get better soon! At least it is not as dark at night when DH comes home anymore!
Kids have playdates and trips to see IMAX Artic movie and each going in different directions and I have the car today so will be trying to juggle all of that as well as get my errands done.
I have guests coming for dinner tomorrow night so am preparing for that and I have music practice tonight.
Time for some more tea!
Yesterday was not a good day nutritionally for me, I made some black bean brownies for the kids and ate a few too many myself! Sigh! Well, it could have been worse, but still... I should have just stayed away from them alltogether. A moment of weakness, so when I started thinking about the everything in moderation thing and then read clare's post, I thought I would share some thoughts.
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Day 14 results: ate well - no white carbs. drank well - no soda. Today (day 15) I realized that realistically in the last 15 days I have not had at the very least 15 liters of soda pop. Yuk, 15 liters. Ugghhh. Although if a glass was in front of me right now...... I'd like to say I'd shiver, gag and push it away.... but.... maybe not..... However I would definitely give it the evil eye. Baby steps.
Drank plenty of water but can still do more.
Exercise was yoga, weights and stairs for about 25 minutes.
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Comment edited on: 3/15/2013 4:21:39 PM
Great post, Mel.
I believe I have found my Moderation Rx, and I think this challenge has really helped me to do it. I already knew that when I plan my meals (and follow the plan), I do not crave crap or shove the first thing I see - and lots of it - into my mouth. I also already knew that when I eat fruit with every meal, I crave sugar way less --- almost not at all. But, in the past, I've slipped up once and then that was it. I tried to give myself a treat and the whole thing went out the window. This month, however, I've stuck to my guns, I've made delicious, healthy meals, eaten fruit with every meal, and on the one day I used a "get out of jail free card," I ate a salad first and, after the slice of cake, I was done and haven't looked back. Well, maybe I glanced, but in the past I would have U-turned and sabotaged...so, all of that is to say that my Moderation Rx consists of mostly nothing, with an occasional special treat, which can only be achieved with prior planning and following a plan.
Yesterday, I went over on my calories. Still did well with no sugar or white carbs, but I was hungry and I ate! Today, I was back in range again.
I'm still only doing the minimum of exercise, but I want to stop complaining about that, because I'm sick of my own whining. I've done well with with planning and following my plan for food the first half of this month, I will make adding exercise time a priority for the second half of the month. I really think it comes down to getting it in early in the day. It has to be an early-day priority. 'Nuf said.
I'm feeling so inspired by how great everyone is doing on this challenge!!!
We are rocking it!!!
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Comment edited on: 3/14/2013 9:28:14 PM
Moderation doesn't work for me either. Out of sight
out of mind. Can't wait ot measure tomorrow. I can't
believe that we are halfway through. Woo Hoo!
The chicken dish looks yummy. You are one busy
lady or shoud I say taxi driver.
1592 days ago
Yesterday I did a 45 min spin class and walked my dogs. Food wise I did really well until I got back from a long meeting and someone had left two cookies on my desk. Yes, I ate the cookies. Sometimes I don't even realize I am eating them until it is too late!! Then I have to take a step back and think about what I am doing. Needless to say, the rest of the day was mindful eating, and not mindless. I had tofu stirfy for dinner with butternut squash, no rice.
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Brownies... ahhh. There were brownies at bookgroup and I had one... I know I shouldn't as I am reactive to flour :( Oh well - just in time for weigh-in day, right?
Have fun shuttling the kids around and getting your errands run!
1592 days ago
I agree with you - sometimes I do best if I keep temptation out of my fridge, out of my house, as moderation doesn't always work for me. Once again, today, there was plenty of opportunity to eat hard, yellow, cheese whilst out with gym instructor and a friend, but we were able to create our own brunch - I had a Salad with smoked Trout and goats cheese; they had ciabatta sandwiches with everything that I can't or won't eat.
There was plenty of walking in 40C heat around two wineries, in the vegetable gardens, the fruit orchards and along the streams, under the shade of huge trees and arbours. It was a great day filled with friendship, good food, wine and chatter.
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