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Taking Positive Steps

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today was a good day...and yesterday, too! I have eaten in range both days. And I've tracked what I've eaten. Today, the scale began moving down...1.5 lbs gone. Nice little drop! I just need to keep going, going, going. I'm happy for the loss. It's hard not to be disappointed in myself...because I have slipped so far away from where I HAD gotten to. But, I can't spend my time on regrets. This is where I am...I'm accepting it as my current reality. I reset my ticker yesterday. And if I keep it up, I will have a deficit n my weight to record on Sunday...I like to record weights weekly...though I weigh daily.

So, I feel the eating part of this is moving into check. Yesterday, we went to a graduation party and I really didn't want to eat anything...we had already had lunch...and I didn't want to eat sweets that I had no idea of the calorie counts on. Plus, I was afraid it would set my appetite back in motion...when I had JUST gotten it in check. So, I opted to totally abstain from the food and just visited with relatives. I'm really socially awkward...but I got through it okay. I was really glad DH was with me.

Now for the exercise part. Yesterday, I got exercise gardening with DH in the evening...and boy was it hot! I think I sweated off the weight! I'm not really sure how I am getting from here to my goal of being a runner again. I want to have a progressive exercise plan. I think I will spend this week walking/stepping indoors. I'll use my Wii and walk/step in the evenings for at least an hour while watching something good on tv. It will be a good transitional activity. I think a lot of times we try to go from nothing to everything...but this would be a step in the right direction. I can still watch tv in the evening like I have been...I'll just be exercising at the same time. So I won't be giving up the entertainment...just enjoying it differently.

Next week, I will re-evaluate and decide how to make another step in the right direction. I just need to keep moving forward! (Gotta love Meet the Robinsons...I'm going to watch that again soon...I'm not a cartoon finatic...but I do love a good story with a lesson.)

Hope you all had a great Monday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon
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