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Gonna Finish this Week Strong

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I had the lowest check in score yet on my daily check in today. emoticon But I am feeling motivated to get right back in the saddle and finish this week strong. emoticon

Yesterday was a challenge because I had a celebratory dinner to go to and I had given myself permission to take the "day off". I might have given myself a little too much leeway. First mistake, I had 2 glasses of wine and I think this made me let my guard down. I should have known better, but I was a little uncomfortable in the situation and I did want to enjoy myself.

On a positive note, I did fill half of my plate with a mixed green salad and very little dressing and I skipped the bread, rice and pastas etc on the buffet. The desert plates were small thankfully but I DID INDULGE. I feel a little guilty about that because there were healthy fruit options that I could have chosen.

I did come home and track everything as well as I could and I AM feeling motivated to get right back on track today.

I felt good that my dress fit well and I know that DH noticed my weight loss and complimented the way I looked.

I know this Spark stuff is all worth the effort and I am ready to make today as good as it gets.
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    Atta girl! Accentuate the positives and keep adding to them! Hope you had a marvelous Monday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    3021 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    I read through about half of your blogs & hope you keep blogging.

    I try to think of this journey toward better health like long-term investments - sometimes up, sometimes down, with overall progress being key - so I try not to dwell on the monthly reports from the FA (financial adviser) but look more closely at the quarterly statements and real close at the annual report.

    This analogy doesn't work that well now that I wrote it out, given the economy over the past decade or so!

    But, I hope it helps explain why I am restraining from looking at the scale except for the weekly weigh-in and not measuring myself more than once a month. Overall I can tell my muscles are getting stronger and stamina increasing, slowly but surely. Being a control freak who is trying to learn to 'let go' of this need, I have to do a lot of self talk to not get over-invested in all the changes being made & create undue stress. emoticon
    3025 days ago
    Now, looking back at your week -- even with your 'indulging' -- you still lost 2 pounds this week!

    Today's SparkCoach emphasis is about moderation.

    And I'm getting it!!! Being moderate with eating, exercise, etc., my weight loss effort is not a pain in the backside or something I dread. I'm not getting the usual mental scripts . . . . "Oh, no, I've gotta do *this* " or "I can't do that" . . . . I'm liking the new healthy lifestyle.

    We ARE doing it!! emoticon
    3030 days ago
    You are doing a good job. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3033 days ago
    Great job choosing a salad while at a party! That's huge! Also, you knew you were going to indulge and you gave yourself permission. So, it's done. You are going to do fantastic for the rest of the week! I know it. Keep up the awesome work!
    3033 days ago
    You have a great attitude, and I am sure you will finish strong. Sounds like you did a great job at the event, even if you indulged. Hey, that's life, right? We need to enjoy, but you did it within reason and made decent choices, so way to go!
    3033 days ago
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