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Back from St. Louis

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I'm back from the weekend chaperoning a bus trip to St. Louis. The kids were good and the weather was bad. I was off the grid and although I didn't go hog wild, I had more heavy food, less exercise, and less sleep than usual. The best eating & exercise was at the museum, where I had a Greek tuna with a side of jalapeno coleslaw, and walked for a few hours. It was great to do stairs with ease.

Well, I'm not beating myself over it. Even this people go off the reservation now & then. And I did eat better than the other chaperones. And I walked around the museum more. 2 moms just sat at a table and drank soda for 3 hours!

Tomorrow is Passover, so there will be lots of traditional foods. And I'll miss my session with my personal trainer.

A week from tomorrow is April 1, which means measurements. So I want to get back to diligent gym & calorie range routine ASAP.

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Afraid Not

A rope walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we don't serve your kind here." So the rope goes outside, ties himself into a knot, dishevels his hair and goes back in. The bartender says, "Aren't you that rope I just threw out?"
"No," he replies, "I'm a frayed knot!"

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I was really afraid of the buffet, I think being afraid helped me, because it made me aware of the challenge that buffets offer. I would definitely avoid Golden Corral when I have a choice. We had only 35 min to get in, eat & get out, so I didn't have enough time to get myself in trouble. I had steak, salad, peppers & onion. The latter was glistening with oil. I also tried a friend's fried okra, because I never tried it before. Later had stomach ache. Was it that little piece of fried okra? Fried foods don't agree with me, but sit in my stomach like lead.

We went to the St Louis Symphony. It was wonderful! Our kids were ladies & gentlemen. One girl was sick to her stomach in the bathroom. (was it the buffet?)

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I didn't bring my computer, or log my foods. I wrote down what I ate. but now that I'm home, I don't think I'll enter it in. I'm just going to jump back in where I am. I'm still not going to weigh in until Thursday. It's going to be a surprise if I lose anything, considering.

Note to self: don't get all OCD over the scale. It's about living a healthy lifestyle or eating, exercise & being kind to myself. Weight loss is a long process.

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Does everyone have Passover & Easter challenges coming up this weekend? Are you allowing yourself a lot of latitude or do you have strict plans to handle the challenges?
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NATPLUMMER 3/25/2013 12:35PM

    Sounds like you did well :-)
Passover is always a challenge...mostly at breakfast because I do love oatmeal.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/25/2013 9:44AM

    I hope you got out of St. Louis before the foot of snow arrived. I love St. Louis and could spend a month there and not run out of things to do.

I don't worry about eating off plan on holidays and special occasions. If I ate on plan the rest of the time a day or two here and there would be okay. I think most people are lucky if they can do the 80/20 % rule.

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/25/2013 9:00AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful event filled weekend. Don't stress over the little stuff. It's a new day and you're back at it - that's all that matters. Great job.

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CARRIE1948 3/25/2013 8:30AM

    You did really well - walking instead of sitting is always a plus

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SCHECK5 3/25/2013 6:18AM

    keep going you can do it...a new month starts next week which means new beginings!!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/25/2013 12:42AM

    Sounds like you did well. The true test of our SparkJourneys is when "life happens", which this was, and then you put into practice all the strategies you've learned . . . like how jump to plan B, C, D, or Z without missing a beat, how to downsize portions, how to limit calories, how to "keep exercising moderation when life happens".

It's funny I no longer stress over holidays and special eating occasions with The No S Diet. For two reasons; it's part of the diet, AND, I've re-learned moderation thanks to No S so there is less appeal to pig out. No S kind of just mellowed out my food addiction . . . I'm still a foodie but the compulsive part of the addiction is gone. Moderation always feels better. At Easter I'll take some of everything I want including dessert, but now my tastes have changed and I gravitate to the made from scratch, healthy veggies foods. I'm in a good place with food; just need to get my butt in gear with exercise.
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MOVEITMARY 3/24/2013 11:55PM

    Traveling is a big challenge for me too, we just have to do the best we can and forgive the rest. Thankfully, it's only temporaray and we know what to do when we get home.

Easter was never much of a food holiday in my family. We didn't do a special meal, and boiled eggs are just not that tempting to overeat.

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DETERMINEDJANET 3/24/2013 11:49PM

    Sounds like you did the best you could in the situation Caren. Hope you enjoyed the sights!

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