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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I have had a week or so of letting things go. I wouldn't go so far as to say I binged, but I probably exceeded my SparkPeople calorie, carb, and fat allotments on different days. I am so weak in the presence of temptation. Also some foods are just plain hard to track even with the best of intentions. I have things I need to do and I'm such a procrastinator that I put them off and put off excercise to provide the time I SHOULD be doing important things. I need to fix this as it is self-sabotage.

But yesterday, I tracked my food and made a point of drinking my water. I didn't exceed my numbers. I should have eaten more veggies--that is something I really need to make happen!

Today, I am road tripping to my mom's to take her to the doctor for a procedure to discover why she gets pancreatitis. I hope the news is good. My mom had surgery in 1989 for diverticulitis and she had almost 10 years of complications. I was so worried she'd die in her 40s because of all the complications. It has made me very wary of surgery. I don't understand why so many people would embrace elective surgery--the only surgery I've had is 2 Caesarian deliveries. I'm sure her pancreatitis is related to the scar tissue and problems that followed her surgery. I just hope it can be treated so she can live a longer pain-free life.

Spark on y'all!
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    well done! just keep making the small changes and eventually you'll see the big results!
    2049 days ago
    I hear you on temptation, I am horrible with it. I stay home all day so I get really bored and wander around my kitchen. It's a hard thing to overcome. I just try to keep my mind occupied with other things.

    The only surgery I've ever had is a laparoscopy to find out why we weren't getting pregnant. It wasn't bad but it was disappointing to spend that much money and then have the doctor say there is nothing wrong and doesn't know why I can't get pregnant. If I could do it over, I wouldn't.

    Hope everything goes well with your mom!
    2049 days ago
    Glad to hear you are getting back in the groove. It's easy to let things slide sometimes especially when we have so many other commitments but it's important ant to make time to take care of ourselves.
    Hope all goes well with your Moms appointment. Sh is lucky to have you by her side.
    Take care
    2049 days ago
    2049 days ago
    Congratulations on regrouping and getting back on track and not totally letting go and binging. That is a big victory.
    2049 days ago
    "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew." ~ Saint Francis de Sales

    That was the Spark Quote of the Day several days ago, and I was reminded of it with your blog. You are starting the day anew, and regardless of a few weak days, you are getting doing great.

    Hope all goes well with your Mom. Take care!
    2049 days ago
    I read this and thought "wow" ... it's like we're experiencing the same things...

    You can go this. As long as we're not quitting we're still moving forward. Baby steps. Baby steps. Then bigger steps. Faster steps.

    We can do this.

    (You were the first blog I read after getting back online... perfect timing)

    2050 days ago
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