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Day 673- I Actually Know What I'm Doing?

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Friday, October 04, 2013

First off, I signed up for the Turkey Trot! Woo hoo for five miles on Thanksgiving Day!

Second, last night combined with this morning's weigh-in left me feeling amazing about how I've changed my mindset and lifestyle.

You see yesterday was J.D.'s 24th Birthday. *Disclaimer* I'm about to talk about all the juicy food we had. Weak at heart/stomach, just skip ahead.

I was out of the house before he was up for breakfast, but I decided to take him to lunch because he forgot his wallet. We were trying to think of someplace uptown that would be fast and delicious. There was talk of burritos, bagel sandwiches and burgers. But we settled on a coffee shop that makes hot sandwiches.

I looked at the menu and decided to get a "skinny" option in preparation for the outrageous dinner I'd almost certainly be having. So after breakfast and lunch, I was about at 800+ calories for the day, leaving me around 300-600 for dinner.

Well when I asked J.D. want he wanted for dinner, he said Miller's Chicken. Miller's Chicken is a little mom and pop restaurant that sells fried chicken, and we usually get their "Super Chicken Patty" sandwiches, with onion rings and a slice of pie.

Well when I placed the order, I got our normal sandwiches, but only ordered one order of onion rings, and the slice of pie J.D. likes. When I went to pick up, they were confused why our "regular" had changed...cue being embarrassed about even HAVING a regular...

But I just smiled and picked it up, and went to the next birthday request, of Insomnia Cookies. If you don't live in a college town, you may not be aware of the deliciousness that is Insomnia. A place that delivers cookie and milk to college students until 3am. I placed an order online and picked this up!



So when we got home, I ate my chicken sandwich, ONE single onion ring (they are the BEST) and two cookies with about a 1/4 cup of ice cream. Was this over 600 calories? Absolutely. Could it have been MUCH worse? Definitely.

After dinner, J.D. asked if I wanted to go for a bike ride and I was excited for any chance to burn off some extra calories. So we went outside. Boy, was it foggy! And I tend to forget that J.D. wears glasses. Well half the ride I spent with my lips tightly closed and my eyes squinted. SO MANY BUGS. But it was still a good 20-30 minute ride. I didn't read the directions on my Spark Activity Tracker close enough, because when I got inside I couldn't figure out why it didn't say I biked, but it only tracks "indoor cycling and elliptical" movements. Oh well, just entered it manually as always.


Whew, long story short, I indulged, but it wasn't that hard to limit myself. In past years, I used every celebration as a reason to go off the deep end and eat thousands of calories in one meal! And when I got up this morning, the scale thanked me for it. 180.2, down 0.6 from yesterday's 180.8.

This program and lifestyle change really does work, if you work it. I promise.

Have a great Friday, Sparkfriends!

P.S. I'll write a blog after a few more days of wearing my Spark Activity Tracker. So far I like it a lot!
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GRAMPIAN 11/29/2013 6:09AM

  Y emoticon ou did well.

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WHITEANGEL4 10/23/2013 10:22PM

    Awesome

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RENEEAQUA 10/23/2013 6:31PM

    birthdays, holidays etc are really hard for me too. everyone has a mindset that all i eat are salads and drink water. so i just take smaller portions of very few items instead of plates full

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GREGGWEISBROD 10/22/2013 10:58AM

    Our ability to moderate our indulgences is what I believe will be the best 'training' to help us maintain once we reach our goals. We'll always indulge at some point in our weeks or months, but controlling and limiting the damage is the real challenge. As always, super proud of you. Catching up on your blogs now, excited that there's a few! :-D

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GEORGE815 10/22/2013 7:53AM

    Good luck on the trot!

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    Way to go! Thanks for the reminder that emoticon

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GWINNER1 10/9/2013 11:42PM

    Awesome willpower. You just have to treat yourself once in a while. It's all about moderation and lifestyle changes. You rock!!!! emoticon

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RAINDROP16 10/9/2013 11:38PM

    Awesome job with resisting the temptations! Thanks for adding me as a friend can't wait to read more on your journey! :D

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LSPIZZA 10/9/2013 1:06PM

    What a great example of moderation!!!! emoticon

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JITTERBUGJOY 10/9/2013 12:51PM

    I live in a university town but I have never heard about Insomnia cookies!!! That is brilliant!!!...Not that I need such easy access to so many delicious looking cookies...
You did an awesome job on holding back without making it seem like you were holding back. Changing your mindset to remain positive about everything truly is the key to success through it all!!!

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SENNAIRA 10/8/2013 1:30PM

  Omg! those cookies look delish. Good job for staying on track but allowing yourself to have a treat

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MELLIESTINSON 10/7/2013 3:13PM

    Love that even though you have "regular" order, you were able to change it and be happy/content with what you had to eat! Good luck with the Spark Tracker.

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MRSRIGS1 10/7/2013 11:47AM

    You just proved we can participate in the celebrations of life and STILL stay focused. It's all about portion control and choices. Good blog!

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SUSIEMT 10/7/2013 10:42AM

    Good blog!

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JAIMESIZED 10/7/2013 9:34AM

    Such a small thing can be a huge accomplishment! I wish I had as much self control! Great job!

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G33K10V3 10/7/2013 6:39AM

    Yay for being able to moderate yourself and Happy Birthday JD! lol Thanks as always for sharing, I love being able to relate to other people when it comes to eating. People who have never struggled with it sometimes just can't understand.

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1DERLAND14 10/6/2013 8:20PM

    amazing job!!! :)

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    Way to go!

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PENOWOK 10/6/2013 11:04AM

    That is terrific!! Congratulations on such a significant lifestyle change!! Your body (and others) will than you for it!!

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    I am proud of you. Way to win. emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 10/6/2013 10:11AM

  Very nice post. Everyone needs a day to indulge and you didn't over indulge. Great control. Thank you for sharing.

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KONA509 10/6/2013 10:06AM

    emoticon Thank you! A nice reminder that you don't have to give up celebrations and life to be healthy!

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PHX459 10/6/2013 9:01AM

    Thanks for sharing. Everything in moderation

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JOYCRN 10/6/2013 7:28AM

    "Biking " is under "cycling" in SP. Way to celebrate! emoticon

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JACKIE15108 10/6/2013 5:36AM

    Thanks for the great blog! I'm depressed today after being up 1 kg from yesterday's eating out....probably 3000 clories yesterday. I just don't get it when eating out . . .I go off the deep end! In the house I'm fine, going out I just eat like before. How will I learn? It will take me 2 weeks to re lose this weight!

Congratulations to you!! What self control and planning you hve learned! emoticon

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BANNERMAN 10/6/2013 1:47AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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FRABBIT 10/6/2013 1:01AM

  What a great way to celebrate and to have a good balance.

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    Great willpower & attitude. Very inspiring.

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