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Up, up...and AWAY!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

That's what I thought after I stepped on the scale today and saw 136....a number I haven't seen in a while. And It probably is more than that, since vacation calories tend to sneak on a few lag days behind after you actually stop the eating and are already back on track.
emoticon sigh
Well, no use crying over eaten calories from the past....did you have fun while eating them??? Yup, I sure did because I was with visiting family and camping the whole time I was eating them....well, actually, drinking most of them. Was the extra drinking calories worth it??? Ummmm, I really don't think so now that I look back on it. A casual hard cider here and there are 200 cals a piece...and I barely got a buzz, so guess what? I think it's time to go back to good old water when camping.

But now June is over and July is here and we are home with family things to do for a full month before our next big camping trip....lots of little projects to tackle, piano lessons to give, books to read, treadmills to walk on, weeds to pull, and kids to get moving every day so they don't get rusty over the summer. I'm sure socializing is going to creep in, but I'm planning on being in control of those calories consumed a little bit better than I was in June!

Good plan huh??? I stink at making plans, so let's see if this plan actually goes the way I want it to. LoL

But you know what? (as I pull your ear closer to the monitor and whisper into your eyes) I think this time it is going to work. SHHH!! Don't tell anyone!

Why do I think this? Weeellll......because 3 years ago, I was doing the same thing - in the same spot mentally to: maintaining 150 at the time (well, 146-150 is more like it) and we had a hoot & hollerin' good old time from June to July....and we went away to Foxwoods Casino in CT for our 10 year wedding anniversary and I came back and was 153. AND I FLIPPED!!!!! O. M. G. What did I do???? I ruined everything?!?!!! I'm 190 pounds again! I can't believe I let myself go! I'm a loser! Yadda yadda yadda......and then, after all the mental self-flagellation was over, I started tracking again, and moving again, and Sparking again...aaaaand I lost another 10 pounds.

The moral of the story: Get a grip!!!

Sure, just because you gain a few back does NOT mean it is the end of the world. It means that you just have to take control back, be more aware, make better choices, and forgive yourself of your past, um, indiscretions. emoticon

So, even though the scale went up and up....it will all go away again....all in due time.
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  • DWEXCEL
    I just love your Blogs! It's almost like I feel like we are having a real conversation. You really know how to say the things that most of us feel, and you say it "just like I would say it"

    Talk to ya soon!

    Love ya!
    Donna
    3156 days ago
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    Work your plan!
    3160 days ago
  • OAKBORN
    You know I know you know! (Did that make sense?) (It did in MY head... hopefully it does in YOURS too!)

    Hope you and your guys are having a good 4th! emoticon emoticon

    You express it so well, as usual... been battling getting back on track myself... the last 3 days, well, um, let's not talk about those... ahem.. emoticon
    3161 days ago
  • NUOVAELLE
    It sounds like a good plan to me. And as you said it's highly likely to work because simply... it's worked before!
    I believe you'll do great because you've found the magic combination of healthy lifestyle and the joys of living. You're just here to teach everyone else and show us the way. And thank you for that!
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    3161 days ago
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    ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.
    REMEMBER TO TRACK DAIL YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
    WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK, TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.
    3161 days ago
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    Very well written.
    3161 days ago
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