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Yoga, Dog-Walking, and the Beauty of Full

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Got a half hour of yoga in this morning, felt good. And then I got a little extra exercise, since it was my turn to walk Scotty - we're taking care of Paul's parents dog for a few days while they're out of town. He's a border collie mix, and Stan didn't have the patience for more than one round of obedience classes, so he is NOT a joy to walk, LOL! The good thing is, trying to walk him is definitely teaching Kate the importance of obedience training, so I think she'll be more than willing to participate when we get a puppy, which will probably be this summer. It is nice to have a dog in the house again for a while though, we all miss Angus (we had to put him down a month or so ago).

I am happy to say that yesterday I finally achieved FULL! I've just been feeling hungry all the time lately, and hitting the snacks like crazy. But somehow, yesterday it all worked. I even, when I found myself automatically reaching for a granola bar around 3:30, was able to ask myself, "am I really hungry or am I just doing this out of habit?" And yes, it was the latter...gotta get back to making sure I think about the difference between cravings and actual hunger. Plus, the water...I know some people have a rule about always drinking a glass of water before eating, and it really makes sense because it's amazing how often you can mistake thirst for hunger.

Anyhow, here's what I ate yesterday, for what it's worth:

Breakfast: 2 slices of peanut butter toast (my usual)

Morning Snack: a greek yogurt (my usual)

Lunch: Banh mi sandwich (yum!) with a small side salad

Afternoon snack: apple

Dinner: Steak sandwich with grilled onions on it, plus asparagus and cubed/grilled potatoes on the side

Dessert: ice cream sandwich (low cal)

I was not even tempted to hit the crackers before bedtime, which I've been doing way too much lately. So hopefully, I can keep up the good work today!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PKBOO3 5/22/2013 8:34AM

    I had a poodle that I took to obedience training and he was always good to mind after that. Some things he lost, like stay and heel, but he would always come the second I called him back. I tried to teach my Dalmation some things on my own, and she learned some things, but I didn't stick with the training so it was a waste. My Yorkie...forget it. He has a mind of his own. If he goes outside, he has a leash on because he WILL NOT come when I call him. Glad to hear you might get a new puppy this summer! So many need "furever" homes.

Congrats on the yoga and on the eating right.

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NWILKER 5/21/2013 9:46PM

    Way to go!!

Missing a pet is such a hard thing. Hence our 2 monkies!
But they complete us as much as we complete them! And we even seem to see their predecessors come out in them once in a while! (i know, i'm loonie)

Glad you got in some yoga! I got in a quick 45 minute workout between 2 - 1.5 hour meetings... that started at 7am... rude! :)

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LILY_SPARK 5/21/2013 1:45PM

    What a win, asking yourself and finding 'no!'

I've never done obedience training per se. We always had working dogs on the farm, so there's teaching involved. I'm VERY laissez-faire with Bobby cos I couldn't bear to demand much of him, he was such a scaredy-dog mess when we got him from the kill shelter.

When I think back to how he was, it's AMAZING what ... YEARS of patience can do. If I were home all the time, it would've gone quicker/better and he's still not (don't see how to do it now) other dog friendly. That was a massive shock since he's crazy about people. Apart from that, I just don't ask a whole lot of him. He's a pet. emoticon

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