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Couldn't walk away

Monday, February 25, 2013

In my last blog entry I stated I was done for now, but I couldn't just walk away.

I am adopting a new strategy by attempting to only focus on logging food and activities, reading articles and posts, and journaling. To that end, I left all of the groups I had joined. I'm not a very social person to begin with and never really felt that comfortable in them...just me being weird, I never had any bad experiences with anyone.

So let's look at at how I am doing:

Logging--not great. I did log a little but not consistent enough..this is a new week

Reading-I read a few of the articles and spent a bit of time in the Panic Room, which I think is probably one of the best boards on here. It does repeat common themes, but they are common because they happen to so many of us. Also love that I don't have to go through a page of "How... and What..." posts to find something relevant.

Journaling-Not bad. I started off pretty descent with private journaling, just taking a moment to list out the positive things that I did the day before. Kind of fell flat, but started it up again today. Also thought I would try to blog a bit more.

The week is starting off pretty bad. I sat down and logged the food I ate yesterday and I don't think I missed anything. I was over on everything...I recorded 3791 calories and 7484 sodium. I wasn't active yesterday either due to hardly being able to move. I installed a wood floor in one of our rooms on Saturday, and I'm not use to that level of physical activity.

Positive of starting off bad? I have a new floor, I'm able to move a bit better today, and I am determined not to go into grazing mode again this week.

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    Sounds like you are where a lot of us are. There are positives in your life like your new floor. You hve things to work on like your sodium. Keep plugging along. You'll get there.
    1921 days ago
  • BBECKER1955
    " I'm not a very social person to begin with" - yes that describes me too. Although my wife thinks I'm a loner, I describe myself as fussy about the company I keep !
    1936 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    Yay! I am very happy you couldn't walk away! :D

    Bet that floor feels like a wonderful accomplishment!

    I think you have a solid plan! Stick to what is working or you are comfortable with... You are awesome! Don't let anyone convince you to believe anything else. :)
    1943 days ago
  • STODD251
    I'd say that blogging here has actually been one of the most helpful things for me. It allows you an outlet for your thoughts and also the opportunity to get feedback from others that directly relates to your personal journey. Even if noone comments, just writing something down can be very powerful. I have found that it helps me to keep accountable. In addition, it allows me to have something to go back and reread and see where I've been and what has helped me in the past. Best wishes as you continue on your journey.
    1943 days ago
    Hang in there. I think that tracking is probably the most important component. It keeps us focused on accountability
    1943 days ago
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