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Independence from Holiday Overeating

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Without intending to make light of the REAL meaning of America's Independence Day...I am very grateful of the sacrifices of our forefathers...but I am celebrating my own independence from overeating just because I have a day off from work.
We don't have a lot of holiday gatherings at our home any longer. Our extended families live far away, and our children are off with their other families or doing whatever they choose to do on their day off. Nor do we get invited to go hang with it's just hubby and I. But still, I somehow manage to make any holiday an eating frenzy...simply because I have the day off.
I woke up this morning with plans, hopes, dreams, and determination to NOT let that happen today. I've done that before, but always succumbed to the lure of some meaningless food that gets my maintenance plan off track. I am pleased to announce that so far today...I'm golden. I still have a few hours until bedtime, but I'm through the afternoon...the hardest time for me. Not only that...we went for a 3.5 mile run and burned 660 calories. I NEVER do that on a holiday. BONUS!
So Happy Independence Day my Sparky friends! I have plenty of other bad habits to work on...but I know that success breeds success! This is a big hurdle...I've done it once and I can do it again!
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    Very encouraging blog. I am the same way! Kudos to you for not letting food be your answer or filler or celebration of everything!
    1808 days ago
    GO Carolicious. GO!

    4th of July I didn't over eat...but on June 30th I packed in ENOUGH TO LAST the first week of July. SMH
    I packed food for the day but left it home.
    Went to the movies with a group of kids for my nieces Bday.
    Why YES I would like popcorn. Soda? Surre...what else will I wash it down with?
    Then I was made COOK for the cook out later that day.
    I have no excuses...I sometimes find myself at the mercy of food.
    Reeal BEEFY:
    Beef ribs
    big beef burgers
    deli beef hotdogs...and I can attest EACH ONE OF THOSE was DELIGHTFUL along with the sides and all the trimmings.
    I KNOW I really should not be on here confessing and admitting to all this...
    I hope I didn't bring you down.
    But...if I don't talk about doesn't mean it didn't happen. No sense in deceiving myself or anyone else. :)

    I am glad your 4th was a healther one that kept you ON TRACK.
    Keep up the good work.

    1808 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2013 12:40:17 PM
    You can definitely do it again!
    1811 days ago
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    Now, that's a celebration!


    Lee emoticon
    1812 days ago
    That's wonderful! Well done!! emoticon emoticon
    1813 days ago
    Great Blog! I also don't have the family around as we did in the past.
    Was kind of sad.

    Way to go on keeping eye on things & getting your exercise in.
    I did a walk abs & squats myself.
    I would have rather been out in a boat tho....

    Happy Friday!
    1814 days ago
    Great job, Carol!!
    1814 days ago
    Way to go SparkFriend! That is a HUGE victory...congratulations!!!
    1814 days ago
    Happy 4th emoticon
    1814 days ago
    City Mouse hit it. I also wish we were closer. Your life is so full of your grands that if they are not around and you are also off work it leaves an opening that is too easy to fill with old habits. Grateful you wrote this because I am tempted when I am lonely or bored or otherwise unprepared for a break from my busy routine. I never stood back and noted it. That run was brilliant. I am going to try to be alert to the gaping holes that demand to be filled and avoid filling them with ice cream.
    1814 days ago
    emoticon on a day well spent. You're doing a emoticon job.
    Happy emoticon day to you too.
    1814 days ago
    Ugh, how I *WISH* we were closer!!!!!! emoticon
    1814 days ago
    emoticon Happy Independence Day to you and yours!!! emoticon emoticon
    1814 days ago
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