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Small setback, but I'm learning

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ugh, so it's been a while...

Well, only a week, but still! This past weekend I went back home for a friend's wedding. The wedding was SO MUCH FUN. I was dancing the whole time and my fitbit showed over 8,000 steps for Sunday alone. Naturally, the wedding had a ton of food. I told myself that I could try some things that were unique or that were my favorite but I did not have to try *everything*.

Unfortunately, I stayed at my parent's house for the weekend which led to some issues. First of all, I couldn't connect to the internet so I had a very difficult time logging everything. I didn't really spend much time in front of the computer this past weekend anyway because I was running around getting last minute things for the wedding. I realized that I tend to model my eating behavior after those around me. For example, at the engagement party there was chocolate and vanilla 7 layer cake. I've grown up with the chocolate kind so I told myself that if I wanted cake, I should try the vanilla. Well, all of my friends had a second piece so I really wanted one two. The bride to be cut a piece in half and I was struck by how genius that was. Why didn't I think of that?! I can have part of a piece of cake and still satisfy the craving.

I noticed almost immediately that I forgot to pack any of my vitamins. I also accidentally left my fitbit at home and had to ask my mom to ship it to me. I now need to get back in the habit of wearing it everyday, as I left it attached to my bathrobe again this morning :(

I've found a relevant discussion and will read it as soon as I'm finished writing this entry. I've already logged my breakfast this morning. I'm slowly getting back on track.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
yspark/messageboard.asp?im
board=32&imparent=31734143

** Does anyone have any tips for not forgetting their pedometer? I attach it to my pajamas when I wake up, my bathrobe after my shower, and my pants (or underwear if I'm wearing a skirt) when I'm getting dressed. I want my count to be as accurate as possible :)
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WANNATHIN 8/16/2013 9:21AM

    I don't own a pedometer, but isn't it possible to wear it on a lanyard around your neck? Then you'd never need to take it off?

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FARIS71 8/16/2013 8:05AM

    I'm horrible at remembering my pedometer too. And I've also been trying to not just wallow in my slip ups but learn from them too. That's a tough one. Best wishes on your journey!

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