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I recognize the signs of a bad day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I have learned to recognize the signs of a bad day as it relates to weight loss and staying on track. The common denomenator has always been the night before. Typically the night before is a sleepless night and that sets everything for the next day in motion. It starts with the dreaded alarm clock going off in my ear. Then it's the snooze button a few times before finally getting up. When I say getting up, what I mean is turning over and looking at the ceiling wondering why I didn't win the lottery jackpot for that week, and asking myself if I'm really going to try to go to work that day.

I finally climb out of bed only to go sit on the toilet staring at my feet and wondering why they are not moving toward the closet so that I can get dressed. That thought tends to be interrupted by one of the children wanting to use my bathroom because someone is taking too long in theirs.

So, I get dressed, make sure the kids have everything for school, pile them in the van, and we head to school. My husband does the driving so I can try to nap on the way. That is if my 5 year old doesn't have tons of stuff to ask or tell me. Did I mention she always has tons of stuff to ask or tell me.

After dropping off the girls at school, we have to take my son to my mom's to catch the bus and lately we stop to get my bestie because her car is being repaired. Honestly, that is one of the highlights of my day - but this morning I slept while we rode into work.

Now I'm at my desk, with my main computer program down which gets me behind. And I'm soooooo sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. It is almost impossible to make good choices when I feel like this. Feeling like this usually leads me to the vending machine for tons of junk. But today I recognize the signs and I'm trying to plan a better day.

There is so much to do and absolutely no energy to get it done. So, my plan of attack is to kick up the water (after I finish my big cup of coffee). I'm then keeping all food out of sight and out of reach. At lunch, I'll eat a little something and drink more and more water. I know by the time I get home, I will be too tired to, I have to think about something that is quick and easy that we all like. I'll check the spark recipes shortly to come up with a plan for that. I'm really just looking forward to getting back to bed.
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    A good day starts out with me being well rested the night before. My mind is clear and I feel confident that I can make good decisions. I guess the positive today is that I'm just too tired to hit the vending machine!! Thanks for the positivity!!
    2354 days ago
    OK...that's a bad day. What constitutes a GOOD day? Focus on the positive!!! emoticon
    2354 days ago
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