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I fell down but I got back up

Monday, March 25, 2013

For the last week, I've only been on SP a couple of times. I took a mini-vacation from the healthy lifestyle changes I've been making.

These are the bad choices I made:
I ate at In-n-Out Burger. Twice.
I ate at Chick-Fil-A. Twice.
I ate breaded chicken strips and onion rings and homemade potato chips.
I didn't track my food.
I didn't work out.
I didn't get to 10K steps per day.

These are the good choices I made:
I didn't drink any cokes. (I bought one root beer but I took a sip and decided I didn't really want to go down that road so I threw it away).
I did watch my carb intake on the days that I didn't east fast food.
I kept drinking all of my water.
I stayed away from sugar and sweets.

The good news?
My weight stayed the same.
I started C25K today and I think I now know what people mean when they talk about a runner's high. I feel incredible.

The best news?
The best news is that I chose to come back. I didn't say "well, that's 3 months down the drain" and eat my weight in brownies. I. CAME. BACK. I am here. I don't have to be perfect all the time. There are bumps in the road. Knowing that I can fall down and get back up (instead of laying there wallowing in misery) is a HUGE deal for me. One day at a time. Today, I choose to be healthy.

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    Great job--so glad your vacation was a mini-vacation!! What a great idea to finish that break with an assessment of your choices--I will have to keep that in mind!
    1887 days ago
    That's a great way to look at it! This is real life, so there's no such thing as perfection. Good job!
    1888 days ago
    1888 days ago
    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    1888 days ago
    Thanks for blogging this - I need to apply it to my life!
    1888 days ago
    Good for you, you will succeed!
    1888 days ago
    Good job! As the very wise Sparker Indygirl would say, "If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why toss the whole day over a slice of pizza?" From someone who has been in your shoes (often!), every day is a new day and a fresh chance to get it right. We're human and we're not perfect. Half the battle is learning that we won't be perfect every day (or every week). We just need to get right back to it. It's awesome that you recognize that and I applaud your great attitude!

    1888 days ago
    Your outlook is sunshine on this snowy day...thank you! And, most importantly, welcome back. emoticon
    1888 days ago
    That is the right attitude, get right back up and keep moving forward! emoticon
    1888 days ago
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