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Friday fair pics and some self talk

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Yesterday was Friday. Yay! I LOVE Fridays. Short work day for me, and the prospect of a whole weekend of fun sounds great.

Last night, I took a suburban full of teens along with my son to our county's fair. They had such a great time. They walked around, ate, rode the rides, saw animals, did their thing. It was fun for me to watch their enjoyment.




How did I do? Well, pretty well. I didn't want to eat fair food. I am trying really hard to make my goal, and eating fatty fair food, then having to ride spinning rides with my 7 year old doesn't sound like a good combination. So, I did opt for a small soft serve cone at the fair and two protein bars during my 6 hours there. I also worked out earlier in the day and DID work 4 busy hours at my job.

So, calories in for the day= about 1950
Calories burned=2996

I am trying to do what others have suggested....Keep my deficit between 500-1000 a day.

I am also trying to keep my motivation and positive attitude in the midst of working so hard and not getting results I feel I deserve.

So, no fair food. Check.
Today's challenge: no birthday cake at the party I plan to go to.

In all honesty, I don't even crave bad foods right now. The thought of avoiding cake doesn't seem like the challenge it used to be. However, the frustrating part is that when I DO avoid the fair food and I DO avoid the birthday cake, I STILL see the same old result on the scale it seems.

Ok, positive... be positive.....
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  • ONECATSHORT97
    Don't you just sometimes feel like the weight loss should reflect what you've not eaten? Didn't eat cake =1/2 lb gone. In a perfect world........ Just keep it up and it will happen!
    2520 days ago
  • BESTMEPOSSIBLE
    Sounds like you are doing great! If the scale isn't showing results, pay attention to other things. My energy level went up and my clothes started feeling bigger long before I saw anything on the scale.

    Keep up the terrific work and it will keep getting easier
    2521 days ago
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