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It's been a pretty good week!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The easy as 1-2-3 approach has gone well this week, I'm feeling pretty good that I'm working on it and not over-complicating it.

Yesterday I took a rest day, and this morning I didn't get up in time to take my walk. I did a video instead. I really really didn't want to! Haha I used the "snooze button" approach, once I got past 10 minutes I talked myself into 5 more minutes, 5 more minutes, until I was up to 30 and I just didn't feel like doing anymore.

Today my eating isn't going so great, it will be a tight squeeze to keep in range! Trying to think up what to have for dinner that will be filling enough but still keep me within range. I have a big appetite today! Or I just want to eat for no good reason. Whatever, I'll track it and tomorrow's a new day.

I'm really working on keeping that "big picture" in mind, so what I want in the moment doesn't overshadow what I really want overall. It's that mental push and pull, if I gratify my desire now, I'll grapple with regret later. I know I don't want to do the grappling part, it doesn't even burn any calories! Sometimes I convince myself it's just easier to give in, then I don't have to face the conflict anymore. I'll still face the consequences though, whichever way I decide!

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BOOKAPHILE 10/6/2013 10:50PM

    You are doing really well with not deceiving yourself. Even when you overeat, you track it... and that is giving you valuable information. We all have times when we want to be out of control without consequences. None of us attain the "no consequences" result, so we learn to (most of the time) control our intake/output. Hang in there! You know what to do, and it does make a difference!

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GBSLIM 10/5/2013 8:02PM

    "I know I don't want to do the grappling part, it doesn't even burn any calories!"
emoticon Thanx I needed a chuckle today.

Hey just a suggestion here: Why don't you try the snooze button approach with your eating?
When you want something that is out of your calorie budget keep hitting snooze :)
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Tomorrow's brand new day is the start of a brand new week!

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LEMONLYMAN1 10/5/2013 4:47PM

    The big picture is hard to keep in perspective sometimes. Especially when you really want something and it doesn't completely fit. It sounds like you are definitely still on the right track though. Keeping up with the fitness is always a plus. Also, don't know how you feel about chicken, but that helps fill me up most days. Keep up the good work you've been making so much progress!

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