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Re-Commited, Week 2--Stress is a PLAN--eater!!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

So going into Week two of “Re-commitment” I was not doing so well. Impressively I did OK keeping my calories in control on a Saturday, but then Sunday and Monday I crept back into the “2300 daily calorie intake” zone where I unfortunately have become so comfortable!
emoticon NOOO!!!

I managed to fix this on Tuesday even with having eaten an unexpected fast food lunch AND pizza for dinner…and kept up with this better progress on Wednesday, but then Thursday I went to a retirement party for a Co-worker, ate a Fried food lunch Friday, drank soda a couple times, and Saturday celebrated my wedding anniversary complete with dinner, dessert, alcohol and late night snacking. emoticon

I started to wonder, after this weekend, do I need to re-commit to my re-commitment????

Exercise habits lapsed too toward the end of the week. I had to work HARD to manage some stress, which probably ate up all the time I could have spent PLANNING better. There were an unusually high number of factors of influence beyond my control, In a lot of ways I felt like the week just wasn’t “mine.”

I got very discouraged while feeling physically unhealthy from poor decisions, time passing too fast, and just overall stressed. So in posting this blog I am trying to make peace with it. Here are the GOOD things I managed to do—

emoticon Personal record—consumed my highest ever amount of water in one day!

Practiced “Avoiding” stress as I have recently learned to do. My plan didn’t go perfectly and some of the stress was unavoidable…but it was very important to stand up for myself and I am proud to have done it. emoticon

emoticon Took some time for myself to take a great walk on Friday. Even though I couldn’t finish the week strong at work, I finished it very strongly at home.

emoticon Over the weekend I worked on things around the house that I had been meaning to accomplish for MONTHS! Some of it was at a cost of exercise on some days, but I still met one of my basic goals for the week.

If I could go back to last week and make one key realization, it would have been to look toward the closest day when I knew things WOULD finally settle. I guess I couldn’t have known that it would be today…but lessoned learned.

If I can’t see a day where things will settle, then it has seriously become time to PLAN to make it happen.

Thanks for reading! I hope I have better things to write about here in this next week where I am now.
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    I think it was a very positive blog, overall! It's good to look at the week and see what triggers things to go haywire and then learn from it. Now it's time to move forward and try to make things better! emoticon Amanda! And do I see some Hogwarts classes in there too? Water? Avoid stress? emoticon
    emoticon ~your Madam Seven
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    “The future is always beginning now.” ~Mark Strand emoticon
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