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Doin' My Best....Or Am I??

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I do think I am, I just lose my focus, especially at night when I'm tired and worn out. Now, I'm not complaining, but I am being realistic: I have a LONG day that, by the end, leaves me drained of energy, and with that energy goes the focus that I am pretty much able to maintain for the rest of the day.

So, at the end of the day, when dinner's been cooked and cleaned up, showers have been taken and stories have been read...Tina wants to graze. She's not hungry, but the day has taken its toll..

I've begun to do the puzzles and braintwisters that the daily newspaper publishes to keep my brain and hands busy. Last night, I finally started the mini-yoga workout I've been meaning to start for the past two months. And to continue on the "I've been meaning to..." and actually doing something about it bandwagon, I pulled out my weight training book to dig up my old routine, which works great, when I'm doing it... And I joined my friend LabLover in a lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks challenge yesterday, too.

Today, I did something else I've been talking about for a while: I went out and bought myself an ipod shuffle, for the music...for the music to keep me moving and pounding.

So, am I doing my best?? Let's see how I do tonight. Then I'll worry about tomorrow.

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    Hi there. I saw your post on LL's page and thought I'd come on over and meet you.
    I used to struggle with night-time munchies (still do for a few days at a time, til I can snuff it out again). I agree with what LL told you, are you eating enough at dinner? Maybe your overall calorie count is also just too low. A lot of people say, well just save up some calories for a snack, but for me, I've discovered that this is NOT the way MY body works. I have found that, as you mentioned in your post to LL that if I stay upstairs at night, and don't go near the kitchen, and don't start into any snacking at all, that this works. One or two night, I'm simply starving and know that I truly need something, but most night it's a boredom, munchy, or tiny nagging hunger that I can distract away or water away. In pril I bought tiny HDTV and over the air antenna for my bedroom, plus my sewing machine is upstairs, umpteen books, and the odd magazine, and the computer - all are upstairs. I'm not active at night. I basically cocoon and this works.

    now I make SURE that I get enough to eat by the end of dinner, that I feel satisfied by the day's worth of food that I had (preferably not stuffed - lately I've noticed I've been eating a little to the overfull stage especially if it's a healthy choice - not good either). And then I shut er down! Cold turkey is the best way to go IMO.

    Good luck. You'll make it. If ever you flounder, just put yourself on a 3-day self-promise. You'll fix X problem for 3 days in a row and then see if you've reclaimed the motivation. Pick one or maybe two things to fix for 3 days and then batten down the hatches and fix it. If you recognize the problem, you can fix it!
    Good luck!
    4499 days ago
    Yay, you! I SO identify with wanting to eat...and yet, not being hungry. My sisters, my mom and I all deal with that one.

    This Cubs fan says welcome to our walk to Fenway! Nice to know you're keeping an eye on the Cubbies. Meanwhile, I'm keeping an eye on that Manny. What entertainment!

    4502 days ago
    I can relate so much too being tired by the evening. As for evening snacking have you left some extra calories in your calorie budget to include an evening snack? Do you keep carrot/celery sticks handy for defeating these urges.

    I get up earlier in the morning to do my workouts (difficult at first), but I found I felt more energized at least during the day. Good for you joining in on a challenge. I found doing that helped me with achieving my goal.

    Keep positive you can do this.

    4503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2008 8:48:55 PM
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