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Last Report on My Battle with the Potato! Day 6 & 7

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Well, I did it! I made it for seven days without a potato! The worst of it was yesterday, day 7, and I woke up my brain said, "Hey, no potato! I haven't seen one here for the longest time. Did they quite making them?" I said, "Never mind."

By the end of the day, my brain was getting much louder with the questions, but still not begging for one, just louder at the pointed questions regarding the MIA potato. So I feel confident that I can hang back from that table for quite awhile. And, probably to most people's delight! I won't be talking about it any more.

Interestingly, I did have someone ask me how I did it and why. I told them why and they said, so how did you stay away from them? The answer was hard to take. I knew she was looking for the magic wand solution. I said, "I just said no and walked away, then got busy on something so I could forget about it." Her response bowled me over. "Wow! That had to be hard!" And here I was thinking it was a snap, this time. I guess I've learned how to say no to myself and know I meant it.

I am feeling kinda proud of my journey today. I have finally got myself in the right direction again, down on the scale, by 2 pounds today. So I'm feeling happy and knowing I can do this, again - some more.

I was starting to feel like I had reached my plane of existance and I wasn't real thrilled that it was so short of where I wanted to go, but my little self-challenge with the potato showed me that I can keep going, and I will keep going and right now I want it gone, instantly. I know that can't happen, but I'm on a terror! Get it off! Get it off! I'll cool off in a minute, as soon as I stop jumping up and down with joy, which in itself is good for me.

Just got back from water aerobics and I really worked it. Not a social hour to twirl around while talking. Today, it was like pumping iron. Work it! Make it Happen! Work it again! Where are we - oh! Who cares, just keep going! Faster! Harder! Give it your best!

WooHoo! Gotta go for a walk!
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    Congratulations!! You did it!!
    2238 days ago
  • FITB4-40
    Congratulations on staying strong! emoticon

    There is nothing like a challenge to flex those willpower muscles! emoticon
    2241 days ago
    Saying NO to yourself is so hard! And you did it all week! Way to go!
    I hear the excitement in your words! I hope you enjoyed your walk1
    2242 days ago
    Way to go! You made a goal and followed through. =)
    2242 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Glad you made it! Now you have to decide if you feel a lot better without that old potato or if it was something else. Whichever, congrats on getting through the week and on that 2 pound loss! emoticon
    2242 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Stay focused on your plan. Did you know that using portion control and using red baby potatoes in healthier preparation will make you are better off? I've also discovered mashed root veggies as opposed to mashed potatoes! All the best.
    2242 days ago
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