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Typical Low-Key Saturday

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I am still hanging in there. Not doing too great trying to leave food on my plate OR staying at the dinner table until 20 minutes have elapsed...but I'm still working on it.

My parents used to make us sit at the dinner table until we finished everything on our plates! So it's a new mindset to have to sit there and try to make the food last! It just all feels very topsy-turvy.

Did NOT stop for wine on my way home from work last night even though the old "celebrate-it's-Friday" voices were whispering in my head. Once I am home I'm fine, and I'm proud that today is DAY 13 without any wine or alcohol. The desire IS waning, although I hate to say it for fear I'll jinx myself. I'll probably fall off the wagon because I'm braggin'!

I have planned my meals for next week so later today I shop and tomorrow I'll do some advance cooking.

OK, that's it for today, the dreadmill (and my latest book) are calling me.

Have a great day and make yourself a priority! People depend on you, so you need to be the very best you can be!

Later!

TG

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  • NANCY-
    Great points have already been made. A new Friday reward is in order. Perhaps stopping for a manicure?

    I had difficulty with leaving food on my plate... so I did one meal... dinner, for two weeks. It did feel strange. .. I should revisit that.

    You are doing great and excuse Vandal, he's on that vicodin!
    3516 days ago
  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    Well Freelady said it all and she said it very, very well. I expect she will write the next book (like Beck's). So ditto to all that she said and I really mean it. I saw that you passed a huge milestone in fitness minutes. You are an example for all of us to follow.

    You sound vulnerable. Maybe when you are done with your exercise a nap may be in order. If you are well rested everything looks better. Put on your rose colored glasses and get POSITIVE. Credit yourself some more and do so with pride!
    3516 days ago
  • FREELADY
    "Fall off the wagon because I'm braggin" does not fly in the Beck universe. We invite braggin' because we are working on giving ourselves CREDIT. (You know this, I'm just being patronizing for fun!)
    Seriously, I'm more and more convinced of how CREDIT perpetuates good choices. The SP site is wonderful as a legitimate-bragging spot.

    Great job on your no-alcohol streak. I was just thinking: Friday is worth celebrating . . . what can you do next week that's non-fattening and non-intoxicating?

    You said it all feels very topsy-turvy. This means you're really shaking things up! This means real change is in the offing!! But I really know how you feel. Many of the new processes feel so foreign to me. I keep telling myself, it was this way learning to drive a stick shift, it was this way learning to type . . . hang in there! With practice, it will get easier. Beck says so. Beck has research proving it. Eventually it will feel natural. I'm looking forward to that.

    Hmmm . . . you're planning meals in advance, doing scheduled grocery shopping, doing some advance cooking . . . looks like a BUNCH of healthy behaviors! Three cheers!
    3517 days ago
  • ID_VANDAL
    Sounds like a great Saturday TG - you should know I'm hot on your heels with the no alcohol thing and now I can't have any with this Vicodin so advantage me!! If you slip I'm back in the lead. It's day 10 for me I think and only one time out of the last 27!

    I hope you and TC got things worked out so he doesn't have to leave for a week and I hope things work out for his father. You are still in my prayers.

    Make it a great weekend! NO ALCOHOL (well maybe 1/8 of a glass just so I can have my lead back)!!

    Vandal

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    3517 days ago
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