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Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Morning Spark Friends!

Today is like most mornings. I start off the day with very good intentions. My breakfasts are nearly always very healthy. But life happens....especially lately with all my purging and packing. I am so busy and each time I do something, I remember that I have to add about 5 more things to my to-do-list. I am a roller coaster of emotions. I go from excited to sad to overwhelmed to downright heart-broken when I think of all that I am leaving. Then I get excited again as we plan for our new life in Spain. We have already hired someone to do a major renovation in the pool and patio area and my mind is swirling with all sorts of decorationing ideas for the inside of the villa.

With all of this going on around me and inside my head, I find that I am not as diligent with my tracking and when I don't track my food, I start to eat whatever.

I am just having trouble focusing on the eating thing right now. As the day goes on, I care less and less until the next morning and then I start all over again.
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  • CARADAWN
    Give yourself a break! You are in transition and it is hard to focus on so many things at once (packing, moving, diet, etc.). When you catch yourself making bad choices try to stop and think why you are doing it and then move on. Don't dwell on the one bad meal or snack. You are healthy overall and that is what matters most. Once your life settles down more I am sure you will be able to focus on healthy eating then.

    I hope you had a good weekend and weren't too hard on yourself. We can be our own worst enemy emoticon
    1787 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    I know how stresful an International move can be.
    Enjoy the remaining time with your family for now.
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful family Easter.
    Happy Easter and try and just do your best daily.
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    1789 days ago
  • THINRONNA
    You are in what I call "Survival Mode"! To me this means that you are in a part of your life where you "do what you gotta do" to just keep on and if that means eating "whatever" then so be it! You are doing something that most people do not do in their lifetime so you absolutely need to give yourself a break. emoticon Just think about when you move to Spain...all of the wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables along with the great seafood. You will be happy and relaxed then (one you settle in...you will still be in "survival mode" awhile once you are there) and then you can focus on your eating habits.

    Your pool area sounds wonderful! I have been thinking about you and am truly excited for you! emoticon
    1790 days ago
  • BUTEAFULL
    no one will fault you for being too busy to track, when I'm busy I forget to eat until I feel famished and remember it's because I forgot to eat a meal
    1790 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    I agree with the earlier posters. Do the best you can, but don't stress too much during this challenging time. Be kind to yourself. It might help you to plan your meals and snacks and then try to stick to the plan. Best wishes.
    1790 days ago
  • LIS193
    Do the best you can as the day goes a long and each morning is a new start.
    This is a stressful time - once you are settled down in Spain you can refocus. For now enjoy your time with family and friends - relax and have a good time :)
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    1790 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    Hey girlfriend, we have all been there with the "starting over" each day. I say continue to "start over" and focus on eating plenty of healthy foods to keep you healthy and give you energy! Don't stress right now about the "perfect diet"....now is not the time. Just don't be eating too much junk, which you don't impress me as the person who would.
    Deep breaths.
    Sallie
    1790 days ago
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