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Sometimes you just have to power through


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I really had to power through yesterday, it was a bit of a struggle. Especially in the evening after work but some after lunch too. My sweet tooth was acting up (probably because I ate cookies last week and I've really limited my sugar previously, so now I've fed the craving!). So after lunch I was feeling like cake and cookies and pudding would be perfect, I don't have any of those things thank goodness and I ate an orange instead. After dinner I was feeling the same way, but I had some sugar free gum and that took the edge off.
I was feeling very down in the evening, I can't even explain why, I had a good day, it wasn't as crazy as I thought it was going to be and I even got some things done around the house. I wanted to drink beer and eat sweets, but I just decided I needed to power through, I just needed to push myself, I needed to tell that nasty little girl in my head (see previous blog) to shut up, that I WOULD NOT be happy at 172, that I WOULD see 160's soon and I WOULD reach my goals! I decided that it was ok to be upset about being "4.4 pounds behind" in my goal, but I needed to stop dwelling on it, life happens.
So even though I told myself all this, I should let you know, I'm not super human, and I didn't really buy it all yesterday. But when I recorded dinner and had stayed in range, and I knew my water cup and I had been best friends, I decided to let it go and just let it be.
Today the scale showed me a pretty 170.4. I am feeling much more confident. Although I do have some anxiety still about 160's, they seem like a dream world, so close but I'll never get there.....so today, I'll power through again!
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LIVELYGIRL2 10/5/2013 12:50AM

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WAKETHEDRAGON 10/1/2013 1:32PM

    I feel the same way about the 170's and dreamworld 160s. I'm doing my own powering through. Good for you. You know what you want. :D

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LEANMEAN2 10/1/2013 6:59AM

    Thanks for sharing. We all have those days when we must "power through".

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WHITEANGEL4 9/30/2013 11:21AM

    keep up the good work

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NANAOFMYBABIES 9/29/2013 12:41AM

  That is great!! Keep up the good work

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MAYBER 9/28/2013 11:30PM

    Good for you for not giving in to temptation and as you say Powering Through
It is tough but you are worth the effort
One day at a time
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FIRECOM 9/28/2013 5:31PM

    I don't know if its related to cravings, but I am going through chemo right now and since I started, I just want to eat everything in sight. Especially candy.

Surprisingly so, the doc is very pleased that I have any appetite at all. Who knows.

At any rate I thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Thanks.

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BIGFAMILY9 9/27/2013 11:54AM

    Great to hear you powered through! emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 9/26/2013 9:03PM

    emoticon powering through!


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RIVERNANNA 9/26/2013 7:59PM

    You can do it!!


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    Way to go. Patience won the game. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 9/26/2013 6:46PM

  Much better than quitting!

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NONNAOF2 9/26/2013 12:49PM

  You're on the brink of getting there, congratulations!! :-)

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SEAJESS 9/26/2013 11:51AM

    emoticon You are doing an excellent job of THINKING LIKE A THIN PERSON! Keep it up and your outside will match your inside.
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SCRAPBECCA 9/26/2013 11:49AM

    Keep powering through! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 9/26/2013 11:38AM

    Good for you Ashleigh! Sometimes it takes all you can give to power through! Keep up the good work! WooHoo to you!

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JOANNHUNT 9/26/2013 10:28AM

    LOOK YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND SAY "LITTLE GIRL GET OUT OF MY HEAD. STAY OUT OF MY HEAD. I AM BETTER THAN THIS. I WILL LOVE MYSELF AND CONQUER THIS SWEET TOOTH. OH YA!" ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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SHARONCAPPS 9/26/2013 10:17AM

  Just keep thinking the way you are and you will do it. I have the same problem and sometimes I cave but I have gotten to where most times I don't.

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GOOSIEMOON 9/26/2013 10:10AM

    I had a tough eating day yesterday too!

Well, the good new is that today is a new day and we get to choose what to do!

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MNNICE 9/26/2013 9:34AM

    So true, sometimes we have to be our own personal trainer and motivator. Keep it up!

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PENOWOK 9/26/2013 7:14AM

    You are almost there. I have faith in you!

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1DRWOMAN 9/26/2013 7:03AM

    Keep going girl! You can do it! Thanks for making us all feel normal and that we can get through it too!

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X_MONICA_X 9/25/2013 5:39PM

    I have a sweet tooth too. And it is hard to say "No" to the stuff when the junk food is in the house. I'm glad you powered through those thoughts and feelings. Keep on doing what you do and you'll lose the weight! emoticon


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ROXYCARIN 9/25/2013 2:38PM

  You can do it!

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FIRECOM 9/25/2013 2:32PM

    Don't fret about dreams. You WILL get to the 160's. That being said, I had the same reservations on my way down to goal.

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PACKERMANN 9/25/2013 11:53AM

    your self-talk sounds a lot like mine in the middle of a hormone surge. LOL
wow...you did better than i usually do.
GOOD JOB OF POWERING THROUGH!!!

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FOXXSMITH1964 9/25/2013 11:51AM

  You'll get there. 160's are just around the corner. Remember if you're trying to lose weight, it took some time to put that weight on and will take a bit of time to healthily and permanently take it off. Be careful not to totally deprive yourself of things you enjoy, just remember to enjoy in moderation. Too much deprivation, at least for me and I know many others from what I've read, can lead to unhealthy binges. If you've generally been good, one or two Hershey kisses (for example) aren't going to hurt. But if you're feeling deprived and frustrated and sit down and dive into the bag of Halloween candy you bought for the trick-or-treaters (something I might do, not suggesting you would), that's a bit of a problem.

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