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Falling For Fitness Challenge - Week Ten Update

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Well, I can't say that I've been very mindful about my eating for the past three days. I didn't stick to my plan to track things ahead of time and I went a little overboard on Christmas Eve. Once again I felt so awful that I could hardly sleep. I'm not sure if it was the food or the vodka cranberry drinks (I had two of them), but as soon as it was time for bed I felt like I had a terrible hangover and couldn't get to sleep because I was overwhelmed by the sound of my thumping heart and angry arteries!

I thought I was doing well on Christmas Day...until I tracked everything. I treated myself to three little chocolates thinking that those would be my big indulgence but it was the fizzy juice soft drinks and Tofurky with gravy and the buttery roasted potatoes that pushed me way over the edge. Then on Boxing Day I did really well until supper time. I was starving and ate a huge plate of Tofurky leftovers. I did however, stay away from the potatoes last night. Small victories, right?

The worst thing is that it has been about -25 degrees celsius here (that's about -13F) so it's still too cold to take my son out in his stroller. We've been cooped up in the house for days and my toddler has lost his patience with me doing workout videos in front of the tv. I'm going to try to do a bit of a mall walk with the stroller today as long as it's not too busy with crazed Boxing Day shoppers!

My weight this morning is up 3 pounds. I'm sure some of it is from all of the extra salt so I'm going to try to be extra vigilant about my water intake today and see if I can convince my little guy to do some dancing with me.

My New Year's Eve goal doesn't feel like it's within reach anymore but I'm going to get as close as I can!
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    Sounds like you did really well, considering all the temptations of the holidays and the extremely cold weather you've been dealing with. emoticon December is a tough month, but it's over and a brand new year is waiting for you to make it your best!
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    2387 days ago
    I weighed in this morning and I'm still up 3 pounds from the beginning of the week. I've had too much salt lately and I'm still hoping that some of it is due to that.
    I'm heading out to go snowshoeing today so that should help!
    2390 days ago
    Every day is a chance for a fresh start! emoticon
    2390 days ago
    I want to try tofurky!!! It must be good if you went back for more! lol! My weight is up again this morning too. It seems it will go down, then down again, then up, then up again. emoticon We both just HAVE to keep pushing though!! We HAVE to keep moving forward!! WE CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2391 days ago
    One step backwards, two steps forward.
    2391 days ago
    Even though you went over on your food at least you were still in control and very aware of the choices you made. You didn't go on an uncontrolled binge. :) I think it's to be somewhat expected that our weight goes up a little over the holidays. I am ok with allowing myself those once a year treats, in moderation of course. But then when it's over, back to the regular foods and the weight will go back to where it was.

    Sorry it's been so cold! I thought our 8 - 12 degree F was cold! Brrrr
    2391 days ago
    It is good that you are still going to try to do the best you can even though you don't believe your New Year's Eve goal is possible. Who knows? It may still be.
    2391 days ago
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