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I rocked it today! (2014 - Blog #22)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Food for me is not really a temptation. However, when I am not paying attention, I eat without much reason at all. At times, I rationalize my food choices or lack of water intake. NOT TODAY! (Actually, have been doing pretty darn well for several weeks now.)

If there were a day this week that would test my resolve to not go into mindless eating, today was the day... And I knew it would be one of those days, so I did several things that REALLY helped me meet my goal.

emoticon Packed my lunch last night. Included a snack.
emoticon Breakfast: Ate my steel cut oats and added a hard boiled egg for some extra UMF. I knew that even having time or place for a healthy snack may be a challenge.
emoticon Water: From the time I got up to the time I got out the door, finished off four cups of water so that half of my goal was met. (When I can get to half of anything, I am usually able to meet that goal.)
emoticon Remembered what KALIGIRL told me about re-framing my irritation about using the restroom when I drink water. I GOT MORE EXERCISE every time I had to visit the facilities!
emoticon Lunch came and went but I did not get to eat. Everything Idid was back to back. I was in a treatment center for kids - could not eat there. Went to a meeting about a special education student - could not eat there. BUT!!! I finally got back to my office by 3:15 and when bombarded with "hey can I talk, can we meet ... " I kindly said.. Sure.. but we need to meet by the microwave so I can warm up my lunch."
emoticon When I finally got home at 8:00, I was quite hungry!!! But, instead of making the sweet fast choice, I drank two more cups of water while DH sauteed brussels sprouts and broccoli and serve them with a small pork chop and mashed sweet potato. Sublime!
emoticon Every time I was in the car, a thought entered my mind like: "Oh .. man.. a quick latte right now really would pick me up." BUT... the best part of the day was that I asked myself if the need to drink the latte
..... was about being hungry for reals and if so, was a latte the most healthy choice (albeit fastest choice) - Answer: NO.
..... was about being hungry for reals and if so, was I going to die if I did not get one - Answer - NO.
.... was about seeking out comfort and reward for being tough all day and if so, was that fleeting thought really worth it - Answer: NO.

Truly this whole mental toughness way of thinking is elevating my thinking, strengthening my resolve and best of all, comforting me in knowing that I have the ability to meet my goals.

I am pumped about how I did some good mindful/bodyful/soulful work.

Have a PUMPED day folks!

"Find the good and praise it." Alex Haley

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain... peeking out... and always hopeful!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAROLMAID 1/24/2014 8:08AM

Just starting out my day here. Have had a lot of those mindless eating days recently and this was a great reminder to start THIS day off right and remain mentally tough!!!! Goals are met by being mindful and doing. You're proof! Way to rock the day and Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to find my oatmeal and pack a snack!
Way to go!

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SPARKFRAN514 1/23/2014 11:10PM

    emoticon keep up\ the emoticon job

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    You nailed it!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/23/2014 1:44PM

    You rocked that day! Great thinking and choices! And it does make for even greater motivation when you have that feeling of success. Congratulations.

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VEGIBIKER 1/23/2014 11:32AM

    Yay!!! Way to Go!

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MBTEPP 1/23/2014 11:00AM

    Nice job, TRI. Mental practice for a tough day - GOOD. Little reminders in the car - GOOD. Drinking water before you eat - GOOD! Dinner sounds like a perfect way to end the day. You did rock! One small step is one giant leap towards you goal.

emoticon the old habits away, and replacing them with new, healthy habits!!

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_LINDA 1/23/2014 10:18AM

    emoticon Fantastic! You rock!

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FITMARY 1/23/2014 9:34AM

    LOL I have definitely had to ask myself that question!! Will I actually die of hunger if I don't eat this before morning? Oddly, the answer is always NO.
Good job!

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NANCY- 1/23/2014 9:29AM

    What what KALIGIRL told you made me smile. You are asking yourself great questions and excellent solutions.
You are...

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ROXYZMOM 1/23/2014 9:01AM

    WooHoo! You did great!!
I agree, this mental toughness thing is coming in handy!
I love the idea of getting more exercise while walking to the ladies room!

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KALIGIRL 1/23/2014 8:32AM

    emoticon mindful/bodyful/soulful work!
You definitely rocked the day emoticon

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BEBARB149 1/23/2014 7:48AM

    Wow. Impressive day. Way-to-go!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/23/2014 6:38AM

    OUTSTANDING resolve and thought. Loving the results myself, too! The strength of one good decision leads to the next good decision. Now don't forget the non-food rewards! emoticon

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    emoticon You are being mindful in your actions. Congratulations!

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DOGLADY13 1/23/2014 3:31AM

    Good job sticking to the plan! One of tricks is to remind myself that thin and fit people will delay eating rather than eat junk.

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TIMOTHY53 1/23/2014 12:28AM

    Sticking to the plan is a great pla ... well you know.

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NEWROSE27 1/23/2014 12:12AM

    Well done. Some days just don't go to plan. You did rock today. You have demonstrated that it is still possible to meet your goals when things change.
Hugs R

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