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The one where you fall off the wagon

Friday, July 05, 2013

July Fourth is a holiday that screams for falling off the wagon.

I didn't disappoint the screamers.

Although I kept it to only bouncing over my goal by three hundred calories, I feel disgusting this morning and if I go back and do the forensics on it all, I am guessing the excess sodium in my cousins famous simple sweedish meatballs would do the trick (who would have thought combining grape jelly and chipotle honey would make the perfect sauce).

Nevertheless, I had hoped the kettlebell workout in the morning and the swimming with the kids for hours might have balanced it out.

Nope. I'm up four pounds from yesterday's weigh-in, and that sucks.

Not to mention the fact that my parents are coming for a cookout on saturday where I will most assuredly find myself consuming some beer with them. I've planned out a very healthy menu (we're making various "non burger" sliders -- all of which will be healthier versions of their former selves -- plus many veggie and fruit options) -- but still, looks like this week will go down as an "up" not a "down" in the goal category.

I should feel good, that I didn't eat like I once would have, or be happy that I'm still focused, although not entirely there. But, I feel terrible. I shouldn't, but I do.

I think I'll find my optimism after my morning coffee -- or perhaps halfway to the farm to pick up my CSA share (mmmmm... more Kale chips in the future)-- but right now. blah.

Time to push off the negativity and feelings of disgust and get back on the wagon.
Time to get back on the wagon.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHIRPGIRL 7/8/2013 9:04AM

    I just came across your blogs...and Love 'em! Fun writing style. I look forward to further reading and 4th of July weekend is soooo difficult! emoticon

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    You are an amazing writer. I love your style.

I love your positive attitude in spite of any setbacks you might face. You have served as great inspiration for me today. Thank you for this post.


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EDLEAR 7/7/2013 3:03AM

    Yep, I've been here, too. But isn't hiking in the mountains more fun than on level ground? When I get back to the trailhead and I've gone up and down and up and down again, I feel prouder of myself than when I do one of those 'scenic' level hikes.

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TONYAB2000 7/5/2013 10:57AM

    emoticon Holidays are the best fall off the wagon. Bring with family and friends especially those who don't need or want to watch their calorie intake is tough. Now that you've berated yourself for it, remind yourself of how much you enjoyed yesterday, get back up, and go at it again. You can do it!

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JSTETSER 7/5/2013 6:59AM

    I also fell off the wagon. Glucose readings are high. I'll get right back on as soon as I can! Don't let it bother you!

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JRAY864 7/5/2013 6:49AM

    Always remember that skinny people have fat days sometimes too. The skinny person in side of you is no exception. Your two "fat" days are tied to love and friendship and should be incorporated into your life. Don't berate your self for them. Take a extra walk around the park, pedal your bike, or dance the Electric Slide for a while.

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TRYINGHARD54 7/5/2013 6:36AM

    emoticon emoticon I understand completely

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