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October Isn't Great.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Well, October could be going better for me. I fell back into OLD habits yesterday, and once I ate another of those stupid muffins that are large, not that good, and 500 calories, I just blew off the day somewhat. I ate over 2,300 calories both the 1st and 2nd days in October. I really wanted to make this month perfect. But progress, not perfection, right?

Today I weighed in with trepidation. I am back down the half pound I gained, so I am back to 146.5! Yay! I am happy that my days off plan didn't set me back. I went to the doctor yesterday for my almost 6-week checkup. I am cleared to start back at work whenever and also start exercising.

Today I am going out to lunch with a friend. I am worried about what to eat. I am not sure, but I think they might have a grilled chicken salad or something I could get. It is a pizza and burger place.

Anyway, have a great rest of the week. I am going to finish the week strong!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYJ6942 10/7/2013 10:22AM

    It is about progress and not perfection, slow steady changes, slow steady loses and long lasting habits.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 10/5/2013 12:07AM

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BETHIEBOOPS 10/4/2013 5:45AM


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SKATER787 10/3/2013 7:10PM

    Cut out the concentrated carbs and you'll win.

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JUMPINJULIE 10/3/2013 5:59PM

    You can do it.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/3/2013 3:32PM

    never look back, always press forward!! Make it a great October!!

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ADF1981 10/3/2013 3:07PM

    You're right. Progress not perfection. At least you recognize that you ate something that wasn't even worth the calories and next time you will probably reconsider eating that muffin. Two days out of the month are not going to ruin it. You still have a chance to make October a great weight loss month!

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NANCYSINATRA 10/3/2013 11:42AM

    The analogy I use is with eggs. Just because you drop one on the floor doesn't mean you throw the rest down too. I have a 3X5 card on my cabinet to remind me of that. Doesn't always work, but it helps.
This month I'm working on accepting NOT being perfect. Telling myself it's OK if I mess up, to just pick myself up and get going again. My goal is to be my own best friend. When I hear that voice inside saying I failed, to actually sit down and write out a letter to MY FRIEND. SO, what would you say to a friend that had two days like you did? Give up?? Or it's OK, Don't focus on the past, it doesn't matter, what matters is what you are going to do from this point forward. :)

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CIZETHEDAY124 10/3/2013 11:26AM

    Stay strong and make good choices at lunchtime.

Also - remember that when you eat CRAP you feel like CRAP.

C = Carbonated Drinks
R = Refined Sugars
A = Artificial Sweeteners
P = Processed foods

You want to feel good so eat more FOOD.

F = Fruits and veggies
O = Organic Lean Protein (when you can)
O = Omega 3 fatty acids
D = Drink more water! :D


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KIMPY225 10/3/2013 10:17AM

    I am glad you are realizing that you want to keep making better choices. Good luck!
(no more muffins hehe) emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/3/2013 10:16AM

    You can still make October a great month! Start right now. emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 10/3/2013 9:23AM

    Don't be discouraged! There is still plenty of time to turn things around!

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CHEETARA79 10/3/2013 8:12AM

    Sounds like you're doing pretty good to me! You're making plans for healthy choices and you're not beating yourself up for overeating slightly.

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AZMOMXTWO 10/3/2013 8:11AM

  keep being positive you can do it

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SNS1968 10/3/2013 7:54AM

    Ugh, I hate when I eat something that I know is bad for me, and it's not even good!

Bad pizza, I'm looking at you!

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SWTHRT4UDRLNG71 10/3/2013 7:51AM

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