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All I can do is restart each day.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

No matter what happened yesterday, today is always a new start. It doesn't matter if it's how you ate, how you dealt with someone the day before or how your children were behaving, each day is a day to start over.

So what if I ate all the wrong this this weekend? Today I can start the day out with my regular breakfast and I already have dinner in the crockpot of vegetarian chili. I'll go to my balcony garden for a great salad for lunch. I'm planned out for the day!

So I sat around the last couple of days? I definitely get to walk my daughter up to the school for a science class today. If my son goes to Grandma's, I'll work some more miles into my day by taking the "long way home" around the park paths.

Yesterday doesn't matter anymore, it's today that counts. Make every today count!

Bonus points for me. I got some new containers for my husband's lunches, so I packed his lunch with a great sandwich, salad, fruits, nuts and the same "parfait" I have for breakfast each day. They're called lunch blox and have great little containers with the right sizes for salad dressings and slots for the toppings for his salads so they don't mingle until just before eating (freshly tossed tastes better anyhow). It's a great way to have the right portion sizes for each item. I'll have to invest in a few more so we can be prepared a few days ahead of time. I got mine at Target for a lot cheaper than I saw on Amazon this week:

I know they're still plastic, but I like the separate compartments and the dressing container is just the right amount, especially if you close the container and shake it to coat. They come with their own little ice packs too! For some reason they make me want to make my husband's lunches, especially since he sliced his finger open this week...

Today's Holidays: Chinese Valentine Day-Daughter's Festival, International Left-Handers Day, Alfred Hitchcock's Birthday (1899) and National Filet Mignon Day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOSPARK45 8/14/2013 2:30PM

    That's why I love SparkPeople so much. They stress that we all make mistakes or have bad days, but today IS a new day. It's how many good days you have that count. You don't give up because of a couple of bad days. You're in it for the long haul.

I love those containers you got. I may have to look for them.

Keep sparking!

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BRENDA_G50 8/14/2013 9:29AM

    Like the old saying goes: "If at first you don't succeed...try, try again."

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FRAN0426 8/13/2013 11:17PM

    I will have to check those containers out the next time I make it over to Target. Yes, both of us are retired, however they sound ideal to take to a quick picnic or if you need to be gone during lunch---especially with the ice pack.

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GRAMMY7070 8/13/2013 7:19PM

    Thanks for the tip. Will hav e to check out those containers

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/13/2013 4:28PM

    You have a great philosophy and you are so right.
It is rare that we can change something that happened yesterday or before yet we continue to use up good energy worrying about it rather than using the energy to make a change.

Wonderful planning for your meals today and your Hubby is a very lucky man getting such a tasty lunchbox.


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MISSG180 8/13/2013 1:07PM

    I am trying to start over again, and for a variety of reasons my first new day isn't going to be until next week. But I will still have it!

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JULIELUEK 8/13/2013 1:04PM

    I love containers or gadgets, and I especially love them if they help motivate me to eat well!

Dr. Oz in his book You: On A Diet, talks about making U-Turns immediately when we "slip" up. So I like your take on this. A bad day isn't an end. In fact, sometimes when I have a day where I over indulged on calories and then a couple days after where I get back on track, sometimes I drop a couple pounds. It's like my body remembers we're not in starvation mode and it kicks the metabolism in gear a bit. Not that I want to do that a lot, but don't think an occasional slip up is a devastating thing.

Here's to mornings and facing the day motivated and looking forward to our health.

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MTN_KITTEN 8/13/2013 12:54PM

    It's a chance to do the best we can with ... today! Like wipping the slate clean.

Yesterday is over, tomorrow has not come ... today is all we have.

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ELMA1913 8/13/2013 12:37PM

    True, true, true! Today is a new day, and we can start all over.
About the containers....they sound perfect, do you know - are they BPA free? I use plastic only if it is BPA free, and the label would have it on it. Good going on making your husband's lunches. I'm sure he will really appreciate them.

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HAPPYMENOW58 8/13/2013 11:56AM

    Those food containers sound cool! Thanks!

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KABMPH 8/13/2013 11:51AM

    As my boyfriend told me one day when I was telling him of my failed daily goals, "There's always tomorrow." How true!


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1MANKNEY 8/13/2013 11:50AM

    Sounds like a nice way to keep lunch fresh and tasty. I pack my husband a green salad with lots of add ons and a meat (usually chicken) every day. He seems to enjoy it and I use up my leftovers that way.
I enjoy your holiday list. I would be happy to enjoy the filet mignon, too!

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TAARON69 8/13/2013 11:40AM

    Yes TODAY is a NEW day and a new beginning! The food containers sound pretty awesome. And btw, I love "today's holidays". Hang in there and keep up the good work. emoticon

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CLESHER 8/13/2013 11:40AM

    Well put....every day is a new start....

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