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Back at it after a short break!


Friday, January 03, 2014

I purposefully and mindfully took about 10 days off my nutrition and exercise plan over Christmas. I know that most people probably think that was the wrong choice, but for me, I think it was right. Fall and into winter 2013 was difficult for me with some stressful things added to my life, and I thought taking that time to try to sort myself out would be a good thing before the new year. And I know myself well enough to know that I want this journey to be about real life and that means learning to live my life like I will once the losing part of this journey is over. And yes, that does mean treating myself occasionally.

Yes, I wish I hadn't gone as crazy as I did with some of the eating I did, but the damage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I am up a few pounds but I have been back doing the things I know work for me for days now, and that feels good. I believe that I need to celebrate that as my whole life, one setback in diet or exercise program sent me in a months or years downward spiral. I am not that person anymore, and that makes me proud.
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DANCEMOM1970 1/4/2014 11:57AM

    I did enjoy it for the most part. I know that at times I fed my feelings, and did pay the price as far as how I felt a few times. But I was never as out of control as before this journey started. I didn't mindlessly stuff my face, and knew what I was doing as I was doing it. One of the positives is that I am back with renewed enthusiasm and excitement, and that feels good.

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POUTINGPEGGY 1/3/2014 5:04AM

    The question to ask is did you enjoy it? Now you're back on track. You can see the physical change in you and I bet the mental change has been just as dramatic. Good luck, again, for the coming year.

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