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July 8, 2013 - Day 38 on Atkins - I Did It, I Did It, I Did It, I . . .

Monday, July 08, 2013

Fell! I know, right? What a horrible way to start a blog entry. I left Kansas City last Wednesday afternoon for my long weekend down at the Roaring River. I left KC feeling empowered! I just KNEW I could stay on program. . . while enjoying myself and having fun! Well, I did exactly that. . . . until . . . yesterday. . . the day I returned to KC. Dang it! 36 awesome days of staying "on program", and then. . . a little rift with the husband. . . led to a complete "screw it" attitude, and I found myself knee deep in ice cream (two scoops!), donuts (I'll have 6 please), Chex-Mix (yes, I ate 1/2 the bag!), lasagna, garlic toast. . . and on and on it went. I "tried" to add the number of carbs I ate, but I can't count much higher than a billion before I start losing track. Let's just say - cliche as it might be - that I ate my weight in carbs yesterday! Boo Hoo! Nope, nope - there will be NONE of that! No boo hoo for this girl! Today is a new day. I have NOT given up! Instead, I was honest about what I ate yesterday - I wrote it ALL down - across the top of the page I wrote - "CHEAT DAY" - and now I'll simply move on. It was what it was. I did what I did. Period.

Other than my little "slip and fall", I had a wonderful 4th of July get-away. As predicted, we spent all of our time reading, swimming, hiking and enjoying Mother Nature. Oh, and the husband fished. I finished two books, got lots of R & R, and overall just de-stressed. Heavenly bliss. . . that's what it was. Now I'm back home - feeling refreshed and ready to take on my day. And, of course, I started it here, on SP, the place I love. . . the place I truly missed while I was away. Not a day went by that I didn't think of all of you. Really. You were missed!

How was your 4th of July and/or weekend? Did you enjoy yourself while at the same time staying on your eating/exercise program? As always, I'd love to hear from you. Celebrating your successes or relating to your challenges "sparks" this girl! That, and . . . I missed you.
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    you are human, I get it, emotions and food, go hand in hand and it happens but the important thing is you are back and you logged and we move on!!! Yeah!!!! Great job! you passed the vacation test!!!! welcome back, missed you!
    1690 days ago
    My Independence Day was a day of freedom and release for me.

    The title of your blog was irresistible! I'm just sorry it wasn't all joyJoyJOY for you!!! But I am totally pleased with your attitude of owning up to it and not letting it defeat you. There is nothing so self-defeating as lying to yourself and beating yourself up! It seems you HAVE learned to be your own best friend!

    I have an idea for your next blog: "How I plan on controlling or redirecting my urge to emotionally eat the next time...." Make your plans for success in ADVANCE of the stressor. Domestic stress is something that WILL happen again, so it makes sense to plan out how to cope with it!

    I'm also on a self-soothing plan this week. I can't tell you how many times over the past 3 days I have picked up the same bag of perfectly GREAT granola on the kitchen counter and twisted the tie to open it and reached in and... let the contents dribble back out of my grasp and then hurried outside to just sit for a few minutes.... And I finally carried up the granola up to the kids' room today and left it invitingly there.... And resolved that if that bag of granola finds its way back to the kitchen it will mysteriously end up "sleeping with the fishes..."

    1690 days ago
    Back on the wagon good for you!!
    1690 days ago
  • STLSUE01
    Ok, you fell, but I see you've gotten up again.

    So there you go -- give yourself credit for the thirty-odd days that you've been focused and on track.

    Big hugs -- you deserve 'em!! You're doing great!!

    1690 days ago
    OMG!---Your blog made me smile as I've been there--so many times!--But, we are strong---and you will get back on program--I kn emoticon ow it!--Lynda
    1690 days ago
    Hey there girlfriend. Looks like you just had a stepping stones kinda day and now as you said "It is what it is" and time to move on.

    Glad you enjoyed your four day get-away. So much fun to get away.

    Well as for me,, I'm off to work after having 4 days off of r-n-r.

    1690 days ago
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