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Friday, March 08, 2013

Final day of Habit Blogging, & I declare the week a great success! Even though I won't be blogging about it daily from now on, making my 10:30-11 bedtime on weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) has become a higher priority for me & I intend to stick with it. It's become something I do faithfully to be my best & healthiest self. emoticon Thanks, friends, for your cheers & encouraging comments. You strengthen me!

I'm posting on Amtrak--taking a weekend trip to St. Louis to celebrate Bea's 2nd birthday! Tomorrow I hope to get a guest pass at the gym near her home, to put in a good hour of exercise during her afternoon nap. As for eating, there may be some birthday cake, but other than that I expect to eat only nutritious things. My son & DIL don't keep sweet treats around the house very much these days, which makes it easier.

My weigh-in this week was disappointing--a pound up. It's not surprising, though, as (analyzing it now) I was eating for maintenance rather than for weight loss. I do know the difference, even when I don't track! Now I'm going to shift my focus to tracking as much as possible, getting in the exercise, & shedding those love handles!

(Oops, I forgot to report on bedtime last night! It ended up taking me quite a while to do all my SP stuff & then work through the loan papers & then pack. I didn't get to bed till about 11:40. Since I wasn't going to exercise this morning, I could sleep a little late & thus it didn't cause me to lose needed sleep, so in that sense I was fine.)
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    Have fun and i cannot believe your lovely Bea is going to be 2 already! Have fun!
    1932 days ago
    Have a wonderful trip.
    1932 days ago
    emoticon Have a great weekend!!
    1932 days ago
    hope you have a great trip. you have a good plan in place to get in your exercise!
    1932 days ago
    Have a great trip!
    1932 days ago
    Have a great time at the birthday party! Allow your self to celebrate, but mindfully!
    1932 days ago
    I'm so excited for you! And a little jealous. It'd be nice to get to spend time with family...

    I picked up Sammy this morning from his pet hotel. He's been sleeping allllll day. I imagine he hadn't slept much without me. I want him to get up so we can snuggle, but I'm a little lonely tonight.

    But that's neither here nor there. You're going to have a blast! I think it's so cool how well you eat...even when traveling. School me!
    1932 days ago
    Have a great visit with your family!!! emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Wow! What great weekend plans! I am sure you are going to have a wonderful time. Good for you for planning mindful eating and exercise while you are out of town.

    About your being a pound up - I really appreciate how you reacted to that. You used the scale exactly as it should be used, as a tool. You took the time to think over the choices you made, came to a conclusion, and came up with a plan for moving on. I am working on that, but sometimes I still have unfair expectations for what the scale should say. You set a great example for where I want to be!
    1932 days ago
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