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How to be successful even when you're overly busy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

...but actually that's okay. This will be our last child married, and 8'm going to enjoy the preparations and the wedding even if it does get crazy at times. When I think of the years I've wasted when I could have been losing weight, what's another 7 weeks? I'll eat carefully, but will enjoy a few treats too. I'll exercise when I can, but I know I'll miss some time too. I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

Yesterday we had a surprise party at church for our priest's 40th birthday. About 50 people attended, and everyone had a good time. I skipped the cake, and kept busy so I didn't over-eat - success!

Today one of the church groups put on a fund-raising lasagna lunch to support our outreach projects. I chose the vegetarian option, a little bit of salad and didn't go back for seconds - success again!

Is there a lesson in this blog? For me, the lesson is that I am learning to control portions, which was always a huge problem for me, especially when eating out. Thank you, Spark People and my Spark friends for helping me on my journey.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALIHIKES 3/25/2014 3:32PM

    You're done a really good job at controlling portions in the face of temptation!

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MARUKI52 3/24/2014 4:28PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your day and your successes. Well done.

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    Great job for seeing how the small choices made like going for salad or keeping busy enough not to go in for seconds can make a step toward new habits. Enjoy all the wedding festivities!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/23/2014 5:42PM

  Hi Gail............
I absolutely agree with you. We have to enjoy life and take the time to be an active participant in what is going on around us. We are changing to a healthy lifestyle which can be incorporated into whatever is occuring. I think you are doing a wonderful job of "Being Careful" without it ruling everything you do. That's what we all need to do in order for our healthy changes to work now and in our futures.
ENJOY!!! emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 3/23/2014 5:18PM

    Great insightful blog you have learned good habits and made good choices. Enjoy without overindulgence emoticon emoticon

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MADAMES 3/23/2014 3:15PM

    Good for you! You and I have come a long way with Spark!

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    One Great Blog...

I am so very proud of YOU !!

I can tell you are proud of you, too. As well as you should be. It is so very rewarding to finally start making mindful choices an integral part of our lives.

Enjoy life. You only get one shot at it. Glad you are planning to gather all the great memories of this one more wedding. and the time you can spend with friends, family, & extended family.

Take care.. Have a great "Spring" when it arrives in reality not just on the calendar.
Love and Hugs, Audra

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NEW-CAZ 3/23/2014 1:59PM


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MENNOLY 3/23/2014 1:44PM

    emoticon I think you are right, do what you can and enjoy this special time. The main thing is we are healthier than we were when we got started. We don't have to win a beauty contest just be the healthiest we can be. We went out with my MIL yesterday and it was very sad to see her walking all bent over and needing to take a break every 10-20 steps. Granted she is 86 but at 90 her father was still cutting grass for the neighborhood widows. He never stopped his regular routine. Her sister who just turned 90 is still putting in a vegetable garden. My MIL did not exercise regularly most of her life and now she is paying for it. My mom (she died when she was 89) used to say "I have to keep moving because if I don't I will end up crippled in a chair." The day before she had her stroke she swept my downstairs because she claimed that as "her job". I want to live and die like my mom.

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