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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Well tonight I had every intention of writing a blog about my improvement in the idea of Thanksgiving dinner. I had two big dinners to go to this year for thanksgiving. Last night I went to my parents and over ate slightly and felt crappy. Tonight was at my in-laws. I ate everything I wanted in such moderation that I am pleased with myself. I acknowledged that there were a few poor choices last night. Instead of feeling guilty and then just giving up, I tried my best tonight to make some adjustments. Instead of standing in the kitchen and nibbling while drinking wine. I had two small glasses of wine and two snack sized desserts. I then realized what I was doing. I was starting to repeat the same mistake I make at every gathering. I think all these years I fooled myself into thinking that I was only having a small little tasting of all the pre-dinner snacks. Both our families have never put out a fruit plate or a veggie trap for appetizers. It is always chips, cookies, brownies etc. From today on I will bring my own veggie tray or fruit tray to the family functions. Something just clicked for me tonight. All of a sudden I feel better and stronger because of the realization that I am in charge of my own health. If there is not a healthy alternative I can always bring my own and enough for everyone else too.

Now onto my run OUTSIDE in the dark. I will have to start by admitting that I am frightened of the dark and always have been. I choice to run with my 6 month old puppy. He too is afraid of the dark. Murphy was great. He only pulled 3 or 4 times then he ran right beside me. I think we both just had to find our comfortable stride. I planned on running just a short distance because it was so dark but I never hit my stride yet so I had to continue. I ended up running 3km. woohoo!
My next run outside will be a little further but I will have to start out maybe at dusk. Yes that 's right I said next time. I do love it. There is a nature trail just up the road from me so I think I might try that. I will also have to figure something out for carrying a water bottle. I was so thirsty. My mouth felt like it was full of saw dust and I could hardly swallow. I tried chewing gum today hoping it would help the moisture issue. It did help a bit, but was far from desirable. I made it home to write about it so it was maybe not as bad a s I made it sound but I will have to work out the kinks as I go. As I said earlier Before I would have let this stop me from pursuing running outside or what ever exercise I needed to get out of. I have so many excuses. I could write a book about all my excuses because there were so many. My motto remains as, no more excuses! and I mean it. Tonight I learned something new. I can do whatever I put my mind to. I conquered the dinner table, the dark and running outside. I think that is enough for one day. Don't you?
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    How impressive! Good for you and the puppy! Isn't it fun to have those "Ah Ha!" moments?!?!? emoticon you do inspire me!
    2766 days ago
    And what a Thanksgiving it was!

    Good on you...
    2784 days ago
    Go you for running after a turkey dinner!!! I don't think I could do that!

    I too run in the dark, and am afraid of it as well. I WISH I had a dog, but we can't get one because of our hectic schedule. (SOmeday I will have a big doggie!) I find sticking to street lit roads makes me feel better, and busier roads! Happy running!
    2784 days ago
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