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Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm feeling really lazy today. So... I decided not to ride my exercise bike today. But its okay for two reasons. One is that I read an article on SP today that said you should take a day or two off a week to let your body heal. Well, I haven't taken a day off since I started so I can do so now. Second, I'm not going to completely take a day off, instead I'm going to do my PM Yoga video. I should be doing some stretching anyway. This won't be as intense as the cycling so I kind of consider it a day off. Besides I'm a little afraid that if I actually took a day off that I would allow myself another day off the next day and next thing I'd know I'd be completely off track. The only bad thing about this scenario is that I feel guilty. I know I shouldn't but I can't help but feel like I'm cheating somehow.

I went out with my hubby & oldest brother last night. Before we left I looked up my favorite drinks to see if I could somehow fit them into my "nutrition" for the day. Well I could have fit one. Unfortunately I only like the really sweet, fruity drinks. I can't stand beer. And honestly I don't like the taste of alcohol at all. I only drink to get the buzz & have a good time. Otherwise, I'm a boring, shy wallflower. And I usually only drink a couple times a year. Well one is not enough to get a buzz. Maybe three. So I decided not to have anything & it was kind of a boring night. But today I feel good about the choice (especially because I've no hangover).

I am a little worried that I might be being to strict with myself. I'm sure I could have had half a donut yesterday. But I guess I'm so afraid that if I let myself have a little, I'll end up taking a lot. And then everything I've done so far would be a waste.

Now, I'd like to thank everyone for their comments on my blogs & any posts I've made. I can't say how much I appreciate & look forward to them. They mean a lot & I take everyone's advice to heart. I also really enjoy reading all your blogs and posts. It's so nice knowing I'm not alone.
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    I practice control of portions with all my foods before I tried to allow a single portion of a treat a few months in. I also tried new treats (like laughing cow cheese on wheat thins) before my old temptations (like nachos). You can get that control! Keep up the great work.

    2635 days ago
    So far I have allowed myself one meal a week to go crazy (as long as I'm good the rest of the week). It makes a pretty good motivator to look forward to something. I can simply ask myself, "Do you want that doughnut now or do you want drinks with your friends on Friday," or a steak or whatever it is that I decide will be my crazy meal. I trick myself into being good by being bad.

    My trouble is similar to yours. If I give myself a little, then I take a lot. One way to deal with it is to only stock enough to make my one crazy meal. So anyway... good job so far and good luck going on...
    2636 days ago
    You are doing a great job! It is normal to be very strict with yourself in the beginning. Once things start to become "second nature" to you, you will feel more comfortable taking an occasional indulgence because you know you'll be able to control yourself and can jump back up on the wagon.

    2636 days ago
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