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Tobogganing and Anti-Binge Strategies

Monday, December 31, 2012

For our last day of 2012, I took my two sweet kids on the local toboggan run followed by sledding, laughing, and cups of hot cocoa with candy canes for stirring. Aside from being a fantastic bonding day, I also worked my poor buns off scaling that hill -- more sore muscles! I was really proud of myself that I COULD get up that hill. There are plenty of parents out there who wouldn't be able to do that, so I can count that as a victory.

Another victory: stayed within calorie limits, even though I had a huge breakfast. Slowly, slowly, I am getting back on track.

Now, for the anti-binge battles that I am always waging... I found two great strategies on the Secrets of Success tab:
1. Fill up on water and decaf tea during binge times (for me, this is 8:30 - 10:00).
2. Track WHILE binge-ing. Wow. Talk about a guilt trip. This reminds me of when I used to ask my husband to put the Chips Ahoy in the cabinet over the refrigerator because I knew I'd be too embarrassed to get out a chair to retrieve them. So here I sit, laptop in lap, tea and water by my side...and I have no interest in snacking. Happiness!

Happy New Year, everyone! Wishing you all a 2013 full of victories!
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    If I weren't so darn cold and hated getting wet I would go sledding with the kids too! :) Good for you! :)
    1935 days ago
    Sounds like a lot of fun and great exercise. You're a cool mom! I'M NOT surprised you forged that hill at all and applause, applause for staying within your calorie limits. WTG!

    Thanks for sharing those great anti-binging strategies too. I can certainly use them. When I get off work after 3:30 is a prime binge time for me so I will look for those ways to be prepared. Sometimes I take some light snacks along but I think liquids are more filling and don't leave you looking for more to "shovel in." I've never tracked while binging (too scary) but I think I need to start. Maybe not wanting to write it down will keep me from putting it in my mouth and reading back the damage will make me think twice for the next time.

    Happy New Year to you to and have a great 2013!

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    1936 days ago
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