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Brother in Town, Having Fun, but Trying to do a *little* better

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My brother is in Chicago to visit, and we're having a blast!

I've been getting up early in the morning to work out, but as my brother is also an early riser this hasn't worked out as planned. Also, the food that everyone from out of town always wants to try (traditional Chicago stuffed pizza anyone?) is pretty terrible for you.

I'm doing a good job just being relaxed. Yesterday I ate 2700 calories worth of Chicago food!! Today, my goal is to be under 2000, and to walk to some tourist attractions. :-)

I think this is the first time that I am being challenged with the notion of adopting a healthy lifestyle vs. being on a "diet". If I were doing a diet, all my efforts would be "ruined", and I'd feel like a failure. But I keep reminding myself that I'm working on a healthy lifestyle. Things like relatives coming to visit are apart of life, and I should enjoy them instead of fretting about calories eaten or burned.

So we're off! I think we're going to go to Millenium Park today, and maybe the German Christmas Market.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Brook
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  • ANTMARIE
    Im so happy to hear your having fun with your brother :)
    3229 days ago
  • BABY_GIRL69
    There you go! Have fun & enjoy yourself & don't deprive yourself of showing your brother the best deep dish pizza around. You know like Uno's & Giordano's or Gino' East! Hello!!

    Blessings & thank God the weather has be holding!

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    3229 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    Great attitude!!! You are doing amazing and you are absolutely right - these things happen! Instead of being down on yourself or limiting yourself and not having a good time, you are making conscious decisions while still enjoying all the fun and craziness of having your brother in town. It's definitely okay to indulge like this from time to time or else it WOULD be a diet, not a lifestyle change. You are setting goals for yourself even when your normal routine is out the window, so that's such a great thing!
    3230 days ago
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