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Update Re: Temptations

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Well, I made it...kind of. I went to the pizza lunch and indulged in thin crust veggie pizza. I figured that was the best option available and I ate just enough to provide a satisfying meal. The best part about it is I did not allow myself to feel guilty about eating the pizza. I think that is a success in itself. Too often I "indulge" without allowing myself to relax about it. It defeats the point of indulging if a part of me still feels guilty about it.

After work I went to the gym for a good workout. I had enough time to go home and shower. I fully intended to go meet my husband and friends at the sports bar afterwards, but by the time I got out of the shower I was VERY tired and VERY hungry. I just couldn't bring myself to get dressed, dry my hair, drive to the sportsbar, wait for my food to come, etc. So I ended up staying home, but not just to avoid temptation. I'm glad I didn't go because my husband said that the food took forever and they didn't have a good view of the game anyways.

I am so glad the weekend is finally here. We were supposed to go on a hiking trip this weekend, but hubby has an injured foot, so we had to postpone it. Instead, we're vacationing in our hometown by doing all the touristy things that we never get around to doing. I'm trying to incorporate some exercise where I can, but I'm also letting myself relax a bit in terms of food an exercise.

It's safe to say I won't be meeting my goal of reaching 125 by the 1st. This has been a very, very slow process. I'm sure I could speed things up a bit by being strict with myself, but that just isn't my style. I do hope to reach my goal sooner rather than later, but it's okay with me if I just maintain for a few weeks, or even a month. As long as I'm not gaining, I'm happy.

Have a good long weekend, everyone!
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  • 10YEARSTOGETHER
    You shouldn't feel guilty, you had a good workout and you deserve to reward yourself for your hard work and indulge when you want to (within reason of course). Funny how it worked out huh? Also, don't feel bad about the slow weightloss process. When I started SP, there was a 2 month period where I didn't lose a single pound even though I was eating well and exercising. It was so frustrating but Sparkfriends encouraged me to keep on, and finally I busted through the plateau. Don't give up, and I love your attitude about not beating yourself up about it. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE my friend!
    3726 days ago
  • KCCAT77
    Hope you have a nice weekend. Good job on not beating yourself up. Its good to relax now and then. Keep up the good work.
    3728 days ago
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