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What happened...

Monday, July 08, 2013


I had such a great long weekend with my family!!! We all had fun, and the most wonderful thing happened. I GOT ENGAGED!!!! YAY, I am so excited. New source of motivation, get "wedding-ready!" Haha I don't know when the date will be yet, probably not very soon.

I haven't tracked my eating since Thursday. I started again this morning. Since I was so busy packing for my trip, I missed the workout I had planned. Although I was pretty active (walking, swimming, general opposite of couch potato-ship) over the weekend, I didn't follow my plan at all. Eating was not ideal. I tracked nothing and didn't try too hard to moderate my portions. I drank beer, not to excess but at least 2 over the course of each evening. There were sugary shots of liquor. I was really just in the mood to relax, and let my weight do what it would do. I was okay with a potential gain.

Stepped on the scale this morning with trepidation, and I had gained. 2/10ths of a pound!! WHAT?! I was astounded. Actually, I still am. I guess I did alright after all! I'm having a hard time articulating my thoughts on this. My food choices were not overly indulgent? I didn't sabotage myself by not tracking for half-a-week?? Hahahaha!!! I've learned some moderation and I had no idea. I really didn't eat much if I wasn't hungry. Now that I think about it, it might actually take less food to make me feel satisfied now? Could that be it?

This just seems so weird, and I'm so happy that I can kind of pick right up where I left off, and keep right on going! Today is a rest day, and a busy one at that! Unpacking, doing laundry, groceries... Right on back into the groove :) Did I mention I'm happy?
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SPARKFRAN514 7/9/2013 8:18PM

    emoticon on your engagement and that the scale was so kind to you your activity was a big help and some times we just need to enjoy our selves and have fun. remember we are not perfect

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GBSLIM 7/8/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon all round.
You're making progress. Keep Going. emoticon

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TIGTAZ325 7/8/2013 7:14PM

    emoticon on your engagement!!!!! It was definitely a good weekend to let loose & enjoy yourself!!

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GRANNY2B2 7/8/2013 6:39PM

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LEMONLYMAN1 7/8/2013 5:42PM

    Congrats on your engagement that's so exciting! emoticon Even though it's not right away getting ready for the wedding will be great motivation! Also so exciting that you didn't really gain any on vacation! emoticon It looks like you have learned some tricks, also sometimes our bodies need a few days of higher calories... kicks our metabolisms back into gear. I personally think the best part about this blog is that you a) that you were active while camping, and aware of your choices even if you weren't tracking b) you weren't going to let a gain get you down if it did happen and c) the best part... you went right back to tracking when you got home. You are learning and using all that knowledge good for you!!!! emoticon

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JETHROMAMA 7/8/2013 5:24PM

    Congratulations on your engagement, such exciting news!

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JOYOFMYLIFE 7/8/2013 5:14PM

    Congratulations!!
You are happy and that is helping you keep up the good habits.
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KILEIGH6 7/8/2013 4:38PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The engagement is such great news!

And we all need to let loose every once and awhile and not worry over eating right and exercising. We all do it most of the time, so you do deserve to just let loose.

Great job getting back on track once the vacation was over :)

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