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The craziness is here - done fighting it - time to enjoy!

Monday, December 24, 2012

OOOH!!! I’m so mad! I didn’t realize it until this morning – but apparently I missed Friday’s log in! I had 185 days logging in for a streak – perfect attendance! I was going for a full year! I came back to spark last June and wanted to keep a streak until this coming June. I don’t know how I missed it, but I did. Actually, I know EXACTLY how I missed it. I’ve running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I’m so disappointed. : ( My sparktime has been severely limited the past week and half, but I was trying to at least log in each day. Grrr….

Oh well.

Again, I suppose this is a good opportunity to remind myself the weight loss/get healthy journey isn’t neat and tidy…neither is life…and we need to find a balance and a way to make it work when things get crazy.

Well, I’m struggling there, too. Last Saturday’s weigh in was up almost a half pound. I haven’t been exercising and my eating has been terrible. I peeked this morning – and I’m up another 4 pounds. (ugh) I know that’s not all real, likely a lot of sodium in there. (Thank goodness I only track Saturday’s weight.) Well, pizza Sat. night, soup and a grilled cheese sandwich last night, I cooked/prepped for tonight’s gathering and grazed all day long yesterday. Ugh. It’s really no surprise. However – unlike in years past, I’m pulling in the reigns and will do my best to be conscious of everything I put in my mouth today, get in a ton of water, and get out for a walk/jog in a little while.

That said, I HAVE decided to take this one week off from my 8 min in the morning program. I’ve been going straight for 5 cycles. My kids and husband are all off this coming week, which is making it more difficult to stick to my routine. Rather than fight it, I’ll enjoy the relaxing time with them and pick it up again next Monday morning.

The holidays and the craziness that comes with them are here. Done fighting it! My two simple goals for today, tonight, and tomorrow: be conscious of everything I’m eating, and drink tons of water. Note – I said be conscious. Certainly I’ll indulge, but I need to be aware of what I’m eating and not indulge mindlessly, like I found myself doing yesterday. As for my exercise, I’ll get in my walk/jog today, and get out again on Dec. 26th.

I am very much looking forward to company tonight…it’s the one night a year we have Aglio Olio, our family tradition. Then Christmas Day at my sister’s is always a nice time. I hope all my fellow sparker’s have a wonderful holiday, whatever it is you celebrate! Enjoy the time with those you hold dear!!!
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    It is a very crazy time! Don't beat yourself up too bad about the login streak. You can start a new one.
    1941 days ago
    Ahhh, the craziness of the season. I think it's perfectly acceptable to go a little mad this time of year, to forget things and be a little off-kilter. Enjoy the time with family and have a very Merry Christmas!
    1943 days ago
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    Merry Christmas to you! emoticon
    1944 days ago
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