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Saturday, August 02, 2014

I'm irritated because my weight has been stuck for a week. I have been being more disciplined in my eating, but apparently not disciplined enough. It's tempting to think of starting a no-carb diet or something similarly harsh, but I know that's not the way to do things.

I still think that nighttime is the bad time for me. I've been trying this week to make my desserts low calorie and filling. But I also still find myself thinking of eating at the end of the workday as a sort of reward. I'm tired of working on spreadsheets; I'm worn out from work tasks; I bored out of my mind with my current reporting -- therefore I deserve to eat a lot of food? Nope. I know this is not good.

So today I've been trying to think of ways to reward myself (again) that are not food related. And I really need to find another location for myself when I get home in the afternoons - a spot that is not the couch in front of the TV. The TV/couch combination has become a trigger for me. I want to eat while I am there. This is a habit that needs breaking. I need to reward myself at the end of the day with:

*Language study - I enjoy this, and I don't find the time for it enough. emoticon
*Playing with my cats - They deserve my time, too. emoticon
*Cleaning the house - I do enjoy this, and it would leave my weekends more free.
*Listening to music in the basement where I can dance without being seen. emoticon
*Prepping for vacation! emoticon

So - I'm doing a little better, but I'm challenging myself to do more.

Thank you for your inspiration, fellow Sparklers!
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    You rock!
    1295 days ago
    1300 days ago
    No, I'm a librarian, Steven_D. I do a lot of reporting in my job about the library - assessment is the word of the day these days in library-land. Thanks for the encouragement about this plateau!
    1300 days ago
    The dreaded plateau. Mine lasted 2 months, even with changes in exercise and diet. Do not be discouraged, this too will pass. Are you a news person? That sounds (like it could be) exciting!
    1300 days ago
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