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Progress Not Perfection

Monday, May 27, 2013

I enjoyed my little Memorial Day vacation. We went to our friend's ranch in Mendocino and spent the days hiking, grilling, hot tubbing and partying with friends. The weekend was not disastrous in terms of health but I definitely could have done better. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly!

I did not need to eat so many banana muffins!
I did not need seconds on the grilled meats, though they were delicious!
I did not need to eat quite so much cranberry walnut bread (YUM!)

But, I'm glad I:
Got 8+ glasses of water and tracked all my food!
Went on that super steep five mile hike and worked up a sweat!
Managed to stick with having four or five ciders a day and didn't drink much else!

I don't plan on having a big weekend like this again until August so I definitely went a little crazy. But I'm home and I'm working my way back to good habits. I'm worried I'll have sugar cravings this week brought on by all the sweets but I'm prepared to meet them head on. TOM is forthcoming this week; I'll be ready.

One thing learned this week, incidentally: I need to listen to the foods my body wants to eat. I try to honor my cravings where possible but, of course, I can't just eat a sweet treat whenever I want to. Still, I wanted a chocolate chip cookie on Friday and I didn't get it, and I felt like that was partially responsible for my banana muffin binge. Of course, you can't fill a chocolate chip cookie void with banana muffins, so one wasn't enough, neither was two. Shoulda just had the damn cookie. You live you learn!
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  • v PATTISTAMPS
    Glad you had a good time. Sometimes we all eat unwisely... and the trick is to be aware of it, and stop. You have done that very nicely, so give yourself a pat on the back! And yes, a chocolate chip cookie would have been better than multiple banana muffins... except that bananas and nuts are more nutritious! Keep that Spark burning!
    1130 days ago
  • v TERMITEMOM
    Yes, listening to your body is very important, but it takes practice. You are doing a great job. We all need to learn from our mistakes.
    1130 days ago
  • v TORIAMAE
    What a great, balanced attitude! Sounds like you had a super fun weekend.
    1130 days ago
  • v FUNLOVEN
    I don't see anything to worry about. I've done the same thing myself in the past (like this past w/e too) and I'm sure I will do it again at some time. We all have our version of the C.C.C. Sounds like you've got it all under control ! Glad you had such a FUN weekend emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • v FUNLOVEN
    Glad to hear you had such a FUN weekend ! Funny how we learn those things (C.C.C.) after all is said and done. I have done the same thing myself in the past and I probably will again in the future too. Some times those cookies, muffins, and yummy breads are just to hard to resist. That's life !
    And don't forget - we are suppose to reward ourselves for our achievements periodically emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • v FUNLOVEN
    Glad to hear you had such a FUN weekend ! Funny how we learn those things (C.C.C.) after all is said and done. I have done the same thing myself in the past and I probably will again in the future too. Some times those cookies, muffins, and yummy breads are just to hard to resist. That's life !
    And don't forget - we are suppose to reward ourselves for our achievements periodically emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • v FUNLOVEN
    Glad to hear you had such a FUN weekend ! Funny how we learn those things (C.C.C.) after all is said and done. I have done the same thing myself in the past and I probably will again in the future too. Some times those cookies, muffins, and yummy breads are just to hard to resist. That's life !
    And don't forget - we are suppose to reward ourselves for our achievements periodically emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • v IAMTOLOSE
    You know what you need to do and you are doing it. Keep up the good work. You can do it!
    1130 days ago
  • v MUVFASTA
    emoticon on the hike!

    Don't beat yourself up over the mistakes. You had positive moments as well. Look at those and take pride in them. I'm the same way with the cravings. Overload on something else when I just should of had that thing I craved in the first place. Lesson learned and we appreciate the share. Have a great week!

    Keep on Sparking!!
    1130 days ago
  • v IAMBIZI
    It sounds like you enjoyed your weekend!
    good for you! and you managed to have a 5 mile hike!!!!!
    awesome!
    bizi
    1130 days ago
  • v SYLPHINPROGRESS
    Don't upbraid yourself. As you wrote a couple of weeks back, the muffins 'n stuff were aboard your wagon. You're still on the roadway.

    P.S. Banana-chocolate chip muffins can cure the ills of the world.
    1130 days ago
  • v RYDERB
    Sounds like you had fun weekend and learned a new and very valuable lessen. Next big weekend, you'll be set.
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    1130 days ago
  • v TLG71567
    emoticon Good job for all the things you did right. I am glad you enjoyed the weekend.
    1130 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/27/2013 10:28:35 PM
  • v -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
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  • v -ICANDOIT-
    LOL! I often do that...skip the cookie and try to fill the cookie void with something else!

    Glad you had fun and enjoyed!
    1130 days ago
  • v ARUN4ONE
    Lol, right! I understand. Great blog. It helps me so much to share the good and the bad in this experience. The ups and the downs. You are making a lot of right choices and you recognize where you need to make changes. Sounds like you are most certainly winning to me! Woo hoo! Best wishes in whatever you set your heart out to do :)
    1130 days ago
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