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Day 10: The breaking point

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I think I hit the breaking point yesterday . . . and decided I'm not going to break it! I'm gonna make it!



But it snuck up on me. . . . I wasn't having a particularly good day. Have not been feeling the best for a while. I'm tired of constant pain. I can't do the things I want to do . . . including my workout. And constant pain beats ya down after a while. blah.

I had to go into town to do some errands and shopping. My shoulder is hurting so bad I can't ride my motorcycle..... so I had to take my car. blah.

First stop, road construction. . . . repaving the road. Had to wait for them to finish so I could follow the pilot car. blah

Next, stop at the pharmacy. I had to wait 30 minutes for something that was supposed to be done before I got there. blah.

And then, I went to the grocery store to pick up some produce. It was all yucky and overpriced. blah.

The final straw . . . on my way to the check out, I see a huge display of Russell Stover chocolates.

ON SALE!!!! This is a sign!!! emoticon

I DESERVE THIS!!! emoticon



Then, my little SparkAngel was screaming in my ear . . .

emoticon AM I NUTS????

Ya wanna feel even worse????
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So, I did just that . . . . I walked past them . . .

When I got home, I had a handful of yummy fresh strawberries.

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I still felt blah . . . but I feel better today.

I know that if I'd bought/eaten the chocolate, I would have been SO disappointed in myself. I would NOT have felt better. It would have made matters even worse.

But today I feel even more determined, empowered to succeed. I feel like that one decision was a huge hurdle. And I did it. I made the right decision.

If it is to be, it IS up to me.


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LEXIE63 6/13/2013 12:25PM

    Well done! A true test of your strength against blah-power! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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TROOPER1961 6/13/2013 11:57AM

    I loved this!! Good on you and your willpower!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 6/13/2013 11:38AM

    That is a real victory for healthy living. Congrats on by-passing the candy.

Hope today is a much better day overall!

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GABY1948 6/13/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon SO glad you got past it. We have all been there and it always feels SO good when we DON'T do what we know we shouldn't do!

Hope your day today is even BETTER!

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FUNLOVEN 6/13/2013 7:41AM

    Don't you just hate days like that !!!

Congrats on passing up that Chocolate. I'm proud of you emoticon and I think that is a huge factor in how positive you are feeling about yourself now.

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MSLZZY 6/13/2013 7:16AM

    The chocolate would have been a temporary fix for feeling blah! So glad you left them behind. The strawberries were a better choice. Hope you feel better today! HUGS!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/13/2013 4:15AM

    You are already a great success!

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FLEMIDG 6/12/2013 11:18PM

    Sorry to hear you had such a blah day, but congratulations for not letting that chocolate call out to you. You are doing great. Keep it up.

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123ELAINE456 6/12/2013 10:09PM

  I'm so Proud of You. You are Amazing. An Awesome Choice. WTG!!! God Blessings to Yoy and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Glad that You are feeling better too. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FISHINGLADY66 6/12/2013 9:27PM

    Your determination and will power will keep you motivated. Congratulations on taking a stand at the store and passing up that chocolate. Just empty calories. emoticon

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JACKIE542 6/12/2013 9:16PM

    You did very well today, strawberries are a great choice. emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 6/12/2013 8:59PM

    Way to stay strong! Tomorrow is a new day!

Karen

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JEANNE229 6/12/2013 8:50PM

    Amazing will power!

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THOMASINA57 6/12/2013 8:48PM

    WAY TO GO!!!! Mind over chocolate!!!! Sorry to hear you had a lousy day though and your shoulder hurts... I wonder what's going on with shoulders.. My right shoulder has been so sore for 3 weeks that I've been going to massage therapy to try and get the knots worked out of it.

Glad today is better for you and you are enjoying the strawberries!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/12/2013 8:46PM

    You definitely had one of THOSE kind of days, but that's fantastic that you didn't succumb to the evil temptation of the Russell Stover candy! Good job.

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KRIKEY 6/12/2013 8:04PM

    That's really something, to say no to one of your favorite treats when you're feeling very low. I don't think I can honestly say I would have been strong enough to make the same choice! Boy, I can really relate to the shoulder pain, as you know. Mine has been hurting almost constantly for what seems like weeks, but finally today it seems to have let up, and it's such a relief. Great job on resisting temptation! emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 6/12/2013 7:54PM

    Good choice! Your strong and smart.

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TRESSWANN 6/12/2013 7:50PM

    Walking away from chocolate you AWE me!

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FELINEBETTER 6/12/2013 7:30PM

    Take a bow, Girl!!!! That is fantastic! You passed that test with flying colors!!!!!

It's when we're feeling our lowest that temptation is it's worst!

I hope you are so proud -- I applaud you!!!!!! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 6/12/2013 7:25PM

    You are emoticon to defeat the blahs that way! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 6/12/2013 7:16PM

    Good for you!

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KELLIEBEAN 6/12/2013 7:14PM

    A standing ovation and bid round of applause! I like that one about working your no thank you muscle!

You rocked a rough day! I'm so happy for you! I hope your shoulder is feeling better!

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GWTRIKER 6/12/2013 7:14PM

    Good for you! Passing up a sale on Russell Stover chocolates! OMG--I would have bought them, brought them home, wrapped them in single serving packages and put them in the freezer. I do not eat frozen chocolate, but I will think I want some and know it will take about 30 mins to thaw. I think, do I want them that bad? BUT I know they are there if I really want them!

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