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I have to Plow through it

Monday, October 14, 2013

So I am now almost at a month into a "Re-Commitment" effort I started when I came back from vacation...this blog will cover the 3rd week.

This past week definitely was not as "Peaceful" as the 1st week. It was a lot like Week 2, only with my stress level turned up even louder.

So I'm going to post a few highlights and lessons so that I can focus on moving ahead!!!

I went into last week having overdone it a bit on a "Special Day"... giving myself a little leeway while celebrating my wedding anniversary on Monday. I had already slipped a lot the weekend before...after husband and I rarely get to go out without the kids so I ate and drank some favorites.
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...but I think this is what happened.

There is something cool to mention here though--I took some time to watch the DVD of my wedding day. I had never done this before, since we had some loved ones pass away it wasn't something we were ready to do. But there were a lot of little things I loved about watching it. Like seeing myself, 20 pounds lighter
Is this motivation? I don't know. For years I have been "trying to go back there" to when I was lighter and younger, but it hasn't worked out that way. I know that a large part of it is due to a temporary situation I am in right now, so I have been continuing to do what I can.

With that in mind,
I took a couple nice FALL walks emoticon emoticon emoticon
My spark challenges have been really helping out with this! There was a night I only planned to go for 10 minutes, but actually got in a full 40 which is rare!! I also got my husband out there too. That was my favorite part of the week.

I still was on the roller coaster, at times, because Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday were not so great. I had the high stress factor going at the point I was building the nerve to take a step in a serious direction.

I had a day where I really had to stand up for myself and considered taking it to a higher level of management...but as I was trying to build my nerve I came to an important realization
...I just have to plow through it. Enough damage has been done...I have to just get my work done and move on, whatever it takes.

So I gave myself some credit for trying things a different way for a minute this week, but went back to using my stress techniques to avoid and alter in the way that I KNEW would help. Now in the week ahead, I can work toward making this realization a reality.

All in all...I don't think I made a lot of progress toward losing, but my good habits were definitely present.

* I worked hard to make some healthy food for my family to eat
* I got some things straightened out with my Fiber supplements and drank lots of water.
* I made a lot of progress toward getting back on track with avoiding soda. Every time I had a little sip, I stopped because I am at the point where I just don't like it anymore!!!

As a bonus, I made a lot of nice things happen for a lot of people...Stepped up my participation at church, and also coordinated a nice visit for my mom to come here and be with us for a little while.

For too long I had a hard time looking past the most stressful part of the week, but as I type this blog I realize I have tons of strength to keep moving ahead. Plowing through it.

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  • STACEY3940
    Ugh, sorry to hear your boss is still being a jerk but like you said you have to just deal with it. Isn't he going to be retiring soon? Hopefully....

    It sounds like considering all things you have a good week. Thats nice that you and Bob got to have a nice walk. I need to do that, take a walk somewhere to get out and enjoy the fall.
    1102 days ago
  • -SEVEN-
    A very thoughtful look at what is happening around you and affecting you! Yes, we do have Happy eating too!! It's wonderful... at the time. But the consequences, not so much. Maybe in the future, we (and I mean both of us!) strive to pick and choose a little more. Maybe some, but not all, of what we'd like.

    All in all- these are great steps in the right direction. Maybe not weight loss progress, but what if you weren't working at it? Could be a gain.... could be a *big* gain! So, this is really good. You are living. You are present and in the moment. *thinking* And your mindful choice about your work situation- whether to confront or back away- whatever is good for you to keep your stress down, is what is right for you. It's always a personal choice.
    1107 days ago
    “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which,
    more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
    emoticon ~William James
    1109 days ago
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