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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Last night I read this:

...and decided to quit feeling sorry for myself and get my act back together. I also realized that multiple people have been telling me the same thing, so I need to quit being a baby about the number on the scale and just keep doing the things I know are right!!! So, effective immediately, I'm only getting on the scale once a month, and the rest of the time I'm just gonna do the best I can.

It's not been a great week. I have an excellent b-fast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner I fall apart. One of my kids made homemade strawberry ice cream last week and it's been AWESOME, but I had way too much of it. Last night I finally finished it so I could fit the ice bin back in the freezer, so it is no longer around to tempt me! *sigh* I told husband on our walk the other night that stuff like that just can't be in the house, because I will obsess about it until it is not there anymore. It's like having a pack of smokes in your glove, and you know they're there, and you can't stop thinking about them!!! He still doesn't get it. :/ Anyway, today I'm going to try having green vegetables in my lunch and see if that helps me to stay full more. I tend to have a lot of fruit items for b-fast and lunch, and all my green vegetables come at dinnertime. I've had carrots at lunch and felt completely satisfied until dinner, so I'm going to try this now! (I really can't stand carrots unless they are cooked)

My exercise has been good, but yesterday I didn't go at all and I felt depressed all day. This morning I made myself go even though I didn't want to, and I felt a lot better. I ran 2 miles, and I want to try running just 2 miles when I go, so I won't need 2 rest days every time I run. When I go 3-4 miles, I get foot issues and I feel so drained. So I'm going to try that for a week and see how that goes. My next exercise purchase will be waterproof earplugs for swimming, because my ears give me a lot of trouble when I swim...and there are some great helpful videos on swimming out there, but I can't try stuff until I do something about the ear situation. (Wow, getting old really blows!!!) Finally, I need to have husband show me how to get MP3's on my phone so I can listen to music while I exercise. I have lots of 80's hair-band music I want to listen to!!!

This morning I freaked out about my April tri this year, because I looked at the calendar and saw that April 21 is my son's 1st Communion...then went back to the registration form and saw that it's last year's form, and this year's tri is actually on April 20, not the 21st. Whew, that was close. I can still do the tri.
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    Are there any raw veggies you do like? I try to put some veggies with my morning snack and my lunch every (work) day. The fiber helps me stay full and from my old diabetic guidelines, they are often considered free food. I like raw carrots, but I also eat celery, green peppers, and cucumbers when I can.

    Keep up the great work - don't beat yourself up too much and try to not obsess. Finding what works for you is your best idea and you HAVE to remember - what works for me (or anyone else) may not work for you but you can learn something from it.
    1973 days ago
    1973 days ago
    I agree sometimes we give ourselves way too much leeway. I can overeat today, it's the weekend! I can overeat today I don't live under strict guidelines! I donno how u do it Jen, with all those kids making all those good things all the time. I dread the day when I have girl scouts in the house and mommy can't say "sorry you wont be selling cookies that is way too tempting to me" lol I think we just get in a funk where where it's all the same and it's so easy to stay in the lines yet veer off as well. I am with u on this one. I need to buck up as well and take control again no more coasting.
    1974 days ago
    Great Blog. I find I go too hard one day and have to rest for a few too. It means you're into it !!! But I am trying to level off a bit as I am not a spring chicken anymore and tend to injure myself. I also get big headaches when I go too hard. I appreciate your struggle with having junk food around. I put my treats[small cookies/ chocolates] in the back bedroom up high and that helps me a lot. I find they can be rewarding but are often so fleeting i just don't bother. Perhaps a fridge in the basement ?? for the kids ice cream etc ?? emoticon emoticon
    1974 days ago
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