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Choices


Monday, July 22, 2013

I had a pretty good weekend of watching what I ate and not overdoing it. I usually tend to get a little out of control with food and booze when I'm not at work but I really tried not to "treat" myself before I've even done anything!

Anyways, I think it worked; I don't feel noticeably thinner but instead of eating two pieces of pizza for dinner on Saturday night, I had one and a big salad. I DID eat two pieces of pizza for lunch on Sunday but it was almost the only thing I ate. Of course, that balanced out the fact that I had like 3 cocktails and two glasses of wine! Oh, and Friday night, my husband made a HUGE tray of nachos. I ate some of them -- probably too many -- out of stress and fatigue. I'll do better next time!

Today I wasn't really prepared for lunch at work but I bought a salad at the restaurant next door and added some cottage cheese and a can of tuna. Voila! I walked over to the office "snack drawer" to grab a granola bar but stopped myself right as my hand grabbed the handle. As I walked back to my desk empty handed, I was so THRILLED with the choice I made. The stuff they have in there isn't bad for me but each thing contains like 200 calories that aren't very satisfying. In the end, I chose to get a nice cup of tea and told myself I could add some Truvia if I needed a sweet kick.

So much of this battle is making the right choice. Some days, I do far better than others but I just need to stick with it. One thing I'm looking forward to is getting more exercise. It's been so hot here, I've not been doing anything outside, including gardening, and this has caused my hip flexors to tighten which flares up my sciatica. Ugh! Today I feel a lot better so I might try to do some yard work and even a Jillian workout. We'll see -- no need to push myself and make it worse.

Anyways, I had a crappy start to my day but I'm feeling better about the world right now. It always helps to Spark!
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