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Having a hard time staying focused.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

This has been an extremely challenging week. I've had some major family and financial challenges this week and early in the week I kept saying I wouldn't let the problems get me down but by Thursday it was too hard to hold on to being strong. I gave in to the stress and ate unhealthy amounts of food(pizza), which wasn't good for me and since then I'm having a hard time getting my focus back. It doesn't help that there isn't good food choices in the house and I'm three days out from being able to buy healthy food. One positive thing was I made myself work out to Jillian Micheal's 30 Day Shred before I did anything else today. I was still rung from the workout but I was able to do the jumping jacks a lot better than when I first day the workout on August 7 so that is progress. I need to remember that as well as what my ultimate goal is to get back on track. This is usually when I struggle, about three weeks into a new plan, and this time it has to be different. I have to report my numbers in for the BLC on Monday and it won't be what I had hope but I want to finish strong tomorrow. I know I can be successful and life is always going to present challenges. In spite of them I have to make myself a priority to do what is healthy for me. See, just blogging this is making me feel better already. I'm going to try start thinking of what I can eat tomorrow. I made a big pot of chili today and put a bunch of chunky vegetables in there so if I chose to eat that tomorrow I will at least get veggies. I don't include the chili as a healthier food even though the beans are full of fiber because the chili tends to spike my blood sugar so it is more of a red-light food for me although it could be a healthier choice for someone else if measured properly. I'll just be glad when I can get some cash to go to the produce market and make a salad! How crazy is that, I'm craving a salad and strawberries. I've come a long way!
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    You're right life is full of challenges ups and downs. You have to cope by finding something else to pour into like blogging instead of eating emotional eating or shopping can be detrimental to your plan. Workout blog get busy with a hobby, organize something you've been putting off. You can do this.
    4162 days ago
    I know how you feel I've been off track these past few days, but I will be starting strong. I'm now 35 pounds away from hitting the 200 mark by the end of the year and I have to stay focused on the eating.
    4162 days ago
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