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    RKJONES1953   3,316
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This was the first week of slips and decision making.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I ended a three day weekend without walking. I slept late and kept silent for three days. Last week I walked 5 days or an hour per day. My knee bothered me wih a pain level of 1/3 while walking and a dull ache at night. I thought a little rest would be good because I increased my walking time and distance last week. The result is that my knees hurt more from not walking than walking. Tuesday I walked 1.5 miles, Wednesday 2.0 miles, and today 2.5 miles. I felt better and my knee hurt less each night.

I have a furlough week and spring break is starting this saturday. I have to walk and need to get up by 5:30 AM. Trouble is I want to sleep late. Looking ahead I know the first day will be the hardest. I'll go to sleep earlier on friday and see if that helps.

I consumed 2,300 to 3,800 calories daily for the last 5 days. I treated my family to an Indian food on saturday. All you can eat: the bread and sauces were great tasting. Sunday I ate a large reuben sandwich with both macaroni and potato salad. Monday I ate a large 1/2 pound hamburger with cheddar cheese and fries. Tuesday I ate another reuben sandwich with a smaller portion of macaroni salad. Last night I ate 2 cups of homemade corn-beef hash and 6 portions of eggbeaters. Tonight I will eat healthier.

Being an of all or nothing kind of person, I am at a cross roads. SparkPeople has prepared me to allow for imperfection. I'll let you know if it work. emoticon
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JUNEAU2010 3/24/2013 1:52PM

    Blogging about it is a good first step. Somehow admitting publicly where you are offloads some of the weight and sets you free to move forward. I'd be happy to call you and say "time to walk!" if you need it. I do not have a spring break and will be at the office about 6 am.

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SHARJOPAUL 3/22/2013 8:44AM

    Well you fell off the wagon. Now get back on it. Blowing it for 3 days isn't the end of the world. Next time you fall off try to make it for just one meal. I find that if once in a while I give myself permission to blow it for one meal, it makes it easier to stick with this whole thing much easier. Just make sure that its not too often.

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CLPURNELL 3/22/2013 3:54AM

    You will have bad weeks . The thing is to realize we will never be perfect. Accept it for what it was a bad week pick up and move on!

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KING_SLAYER 3/21/2013 8:46PM

    Yep, life does happen and we've all had days like these! Acknowledge it and then get back up on the horse, that's the only good thing you can do. You can't change what has happened, you can only change what will happen!

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REALLY_ROBIN 3/21/2013 5:49PM

    I think it might help if you pay attention to how you feel after you eat the higher fat foods. Just like the walking, you might feel better when you eat healthier. It's hard process but I'm beginning to not look at fast food with longing, and instead looking at it like, wow that looks like a huge stomach ache and I won't feel like doing anything after eating it cuz I'm so bloated. Just remember, changing the mind set takes some time. One baby step at a time. You are doing great!!!

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NGCHILD 3/21/2013 4:22PM

    Sounds like the daily walking is helping your knee. Yeah!!

Good luck with your eating.....you can do it!!

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LILY_SPARK 3/21/2013 3:07PM

    Life happens.

Planning for splurges is a GOOD thing. It's far better to plan for them than be forced into it and then feel bad later.

That was then. What are you going to do right NOW?

If you always return to NOW, you'll be grand. It may not get you immediate results, at your fanciest, shiniest goal but it will be lasting and LIVABLE results. Don't wait til Monday. Don't wait til after __'s birthday party. Start NOW and plan on having cake if that's your thing (or Indian food).

I find saying 'no' to things just builds up resentment. And I HAVE to say no to a lot of things (due to genetics, health). I still eat things that make me sick or that hurt my body (inflammation) because I lose sight of them when faced with chocolate ice cream (sometimes!). I have to say no to dairy, grains, nightshades, citrus and many, many other things. I'm telling you, being forced to say no builds a lot of energy to go in the other direction! Say yes! Just plan on it as a splurge to enjoy and then go back to your healthy choices.

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