5% Challenge Blog #4

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Today my question is how am I doing day to day.

Well, since I only have to rest on 1 day and today was the day, I am doing good so far. I am still getting steps in, but I did not go to the gym and they are walking steps and not running steps.

As for in GENERAL, I am not doing very well. My friends and I have been going out more and I have been getting kind of lax when I go out. The scale is not going the right direction at all. I need to rein back the fun a little I think. At least when it comes to food. I am not worried that much about it. I mean I need to have some fun, and I will get back in track. Already back on for today.

Okay off for a walk with the dog for my active recovery day.
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    AROO??!! I don't believe I read that correctly - rein in the fun?! HEAVEN FORFEND LADY!

    How about this? Let's REFRAME the fun! How about planning the next social outing as a nature walk, a cooking night (everyone has to come up with a new recipe from a bag of ingredients YOU provide - this one has the extra bonus of being hilarious when people pick out their "mystery" ingredient), a game of tag, charades, go dancing, have a bonfire and tell stories, or basically anything that encourages togetherness and laughter, and shifts the focus AWAY from those oh-so-tempting choices you would rather avoid.

    My goodness. Rein in fun. Perish the thought!
    1870 days ago
    It will take time but you know what you need to do and you will be successful!
    1871 days ago
  • DRPOOH63
    You can do it! I agree it is tough with friends but think about doing something else besides things focused on food. I have found my friends are excited to walk and exercise.
    1871 days ago
    Hang in there! emoticon
    1871 days ago
    It is so hard to strike that balance and figure out what works. Keep on keepin' on and you'll get to where you know exactly when to be strict and when to loosen up a little :)
    1871 days ago
  • COLT2008
    emoticon it is a hard balance and once you find the balance that works best for you forgive yourself the moments or days that are out of synch with your plan and start fresh the next meal, exercise, or day.

    1871 days ago
    living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy. be good 75 percent of the time and no problems.
    1871 days ago
    One step at a time. When I go out with friends I try to visualize myself doing the healthy thing--like not going for the bread basket, or drinking a tall glass of water before eating, or ordering the healthy meal. Little steps--small efforts here and there--do add up. So keep on Sparking!
    1871 days ago
    It sucks but I have come to the same conclusion. I love my friends, love going out, love having fun but when I know the focus is going to be food and drink, I need to say no at least some of the time. Whether I say no to the invitation or just no to the food and drink depends on my mood and whether I think I can actually control my intake in the given situation. emoticon
    1871 days ago
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