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Time to regroup

Friday, March 14, 2014

I have been working on 2 goals for the past 2 weeks.
1. walking at least 10 minutes a day.
2. track all food

Those seem easy enough and in reality, I have been doing excellent at walking, only missing one day with back spasms. Which , BTW are much better today. Stiff and sore but able to get moving. Tracking hasn't fared so well. It has been on and off. Mostly I just don't want to. What I did notice though, looking back, is that I have been quite consistently eating above my calorie range. This is unusual for me and I am asking myself what is going on.I have been eating too many snacks and those are NOT often healthy choices. This week I had 2 pieces of cake, 3 cups of frozen yogurt, French fries with gravy, twice, sandwiches and bagels with cream cheese.
I think I am eating to fill an emotion. We are making some large purchases right now for the house and I always stress when we spend money. We live on a strict budget and I stick right too it. There is little to spend on ourselves. Our income tax return came in and we made choices about what to buy. Now I am worrying about if we have enough to cover everything including taxes and delivery and disposal etc. I keep adding up the numbers and rechecking them as money is spent. We do NEED these items. 1 is a new couch as ours is all ripped and worn. ANother is blinds for all the windows, 11, as we face west and the afternoon sun is becoming warmer and more blinding every afternoon. SOon it will really start to heat up all the rooms. We have chosen to hang the blinds ourselves to save money but that means we measure and they are custom cut. If we make a mistake on the measuring that blind is useless and paid for. ALso we have to hang the blinds from the ceiling. I have never had blinds before and can't imagine how they can be hung that way. I am stressing.
Now it is out and I know what I have to do. Stand up and get on with my life. We have made careful measurements and DH watched a video about the blinds. We have done the finances many times and it is all going to be fine. I just have to believe in myself.
Tomorrow morning, it is back on track for me. Walking my walks and eating on my plan and following through with my daily schedule. More sharing and less quiet fretting will also help keep me calm. I think this is going to all work out fine. Deliver for everything is Wednesday , so we will see what happens then and not stress about it till something , if anything, does happen.
Whew, That feels better.

Gini emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERONE 3/17/2014 8:51AM

    WTG on the walking. Stopping to analyze why you have been eating and forming a solution is fantastic. Glad your back is better.

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ZANYGIRL1 3/16/2014 11:26AM

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ZELLAZM 3/16/2014 9:09AM

    I hope you can leave the worry behind and really enjoy the improvements you're making to your new home! Happy weekend, Gini!

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MONTANAWALKER 3/16/2014 3:34AM

    emoticon Glad the back spasms are gone and the pain has lessened. Sounds like you talked your stress out (blogged it out??) and are ready to follow through with your goals. Have a great week and let us know how the blinds come out!!

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MSLZZY 3/15/2014 1:54PM

    That kind of stuff happens when you can't do what you want. Keep trying. It will get better.

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DEBIGENE 3/15/2014 10:34AM

    Good to hear your back is improving.

I can def relate to the financial situation, I walk in your shoes on that same path. But I just do the best I can with what I have to do it with and make smart decisions. Sometimes I goof that up though and have to pay the penalty but I have no one to blame but myself so I accept and move on doing better.

You sound like you have it under control friend and that's the best you can do !!!

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    I am glad your back is feeling better. My friend helped me hang blinds from the ceiling and it isnt hard and it looks really nice. You are going to love them.

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MSEMBERSTORM 3/14/2014 11:57PM

    Glad your back is on the mend. Sorry you are stressing! You have done your homework on your projects and all will be good. Hugs!

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HEALTHY4ME 3/14/2014 9:33PM

    OH I so can relate totally, but the blinds can be put up that way and jut hope your son can help so hubby doesn't hurt himself.... but good for you and if you have figured it then you can do it. We haven't gotten our taxes done yet, hubby has done dd and her hubbys and I hope he gets his done soon.... we need the money for the trailer site if we figure we can afford to keep it there.
Enjoy your purchases and breaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaath. and great on the walking. I had one day when I didn't get my 10,000 steps the day that I fell and hit my head... but back at it the next day. tracking food HA. don't even try cos know I wont. maybe write it on a sheet of paper but to really track it nope.


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UMUCGRAD 3/14/2014 9:00PM

    Sure hope those back spasms go away soon! Lots of luck on your goals

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CHRISTINEBWD 3/14/2014 9:00PM

    Sounds like you have everything under contol! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 3/14/2014 7:55PM

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