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Struggle and Success

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I'm out of town for work all week. I got her Monday morning and I leave on Friday at noon. It takes about 4 hours to get home depending on the weather so I won't be home too late Friday. Anyway, yesterday I was thinking and it suddenly hit me how nice it would be to home in my regular routine.

I've been struggling a bit. Monday I didn't work out because it was a long day of driving and meetings. Yesterday I went to hit the hotel gym and it didn't go so well. Both the ellipticals were broken and the treadmill kept skidding (does anyone else have that problem?). I only did 15 minutes. It was all I could stand. I came back to my room hoping to do a SP workout video for at least 20 minutes and my computer crashed. Awesome. I had to pick up a new one today. Tonight I want to try a yoga clip online. It will be good. Tomorrow there is a bike at the gym I'll try. The exercise physiologist gave me a new workout schedule for the month. I'm excited to get going.

Food has been alright. I've had peanut butter and banana sandwiches each morning which I brought with me. I've been eating some fruit as well. I also have crackers and nuts if I want a snack. I've been doing salads for lunch which has been working out to get in my veggies. Dinners have been decent (thai noodles and soup, stuffed chicken breast, fish tacos) and I've kept drinks to one or two. It's hard not to have stuff on hand I've made myself. I know I'm eating more calories than I should be. I'm working on eating foods with nutrients instead of something less healthy. Tomorrow I'm going out for sushi so that should be good if I keep the portions under control.

The best part is that I've done some shopping. Ok, a lot of shopping. I'll be paying off my bills for a long time. Anyway, I bought about $200 worth of new clothes. Mostly shirts because I have all these jeans I can fit in now that I wasn't able to a year ago. It's like a whole new wardrobe.

I picked out my "normal" size at the store to try things on and they were way too big. The sizes vary but some of them were up to 4 sizes smaller than what I have been wearing. I've never tried on so many different sizes of the same thing in my life! It felt really good. I can't wait to have some new stuff too. I'll have to go through my closet when I get home to make some room. It's a good feeling and what I have now should take me through winter. I'll have to post some pics when I get time.
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    Hey you are doing the best you can in the circumstances you have. I think pb&j for breakfast and salads for lunch are both great choices. Keep up the good work
    Yay, for smaller pants!
    1591 days ago
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  • CHERYLA2012
    Hurray for you! You got it - work on eating foods with nutrients - make the best possible choices you can until it's all under your control again. You'll get there!
    1594 days ago
    Good for you for sticking with your plan as well as you can. These are good lessons for dealing with life everyday. Yes, it is easier at home, but we all need to learn to deal with what happens outside our normal routine.

    You are doing great, keep it up.

    1594 days ago
    Glad the shopping was so productive - always tough to stay on track when the routine changes, but you are doing great.
    I know emoticon
    1595 days ago
    Woohoo!!! I'm so glad you got to buy some things that you feel great about! Great job on planning ahead for breakfast and snacks. You are living a healthy life and doing great off your regular routine. I think that's the biggest challenge of all, making adjustments for non-routine days. Maybe if the weather is good you could walk around outside instead of dealing with broken or weird functioning machines. Though I think doing SP vidoes is also a great back-up plan. emoticon
    1595 days ago
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