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back on track day #5

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

well i'm still at it. things have been far from perfect. day 1 went well. ate well, no soda or alcohol. day 2 wasn't as good. i knew it before hand though. i went to a luau complete with roast pig on a spit. no way was i missing out on that. sadly, the food that went with the pig wasn't great. baked beans, cole slaw and cake. not a veggie in site. aside from the dressing soaked stuff in the slaw. dinner was leftovers from friday night, so i ate a decent breakfast and dinner. i did drink alcohol saturday. i was quite proud of myself though. i went to bed at a decent hour, i didn't drink too much(though more than i should have) and i felt great sunday.

then sunday happened. breakfast was decent: omlette with logs of veggies and fruit on the side. lunch was chinese food due to poor planning and time contraints. then i went to a wedding. they had a nice spread of food and i had a small piece of cake. then i started drinking. way too many beers. got home and decided drinking more would be fun. drank too much, went to bed too late and felt like crud the next day due to both factors.

monday i woke up feeling horrible. i was so tired, i made the horrible mistake of drinking beer and wiskey sunday night. i ate a decent breakfast. after that it all went down hill. dinner was good though! i also made it through the day with no alcohol.

now i'm on to day #5 and feeling great!

i've walked away from cookies 3 times.
i am planning on walking on my lunch break.
i have a big healthy salad planned for dinner.
i am not beating myself up for sunday night which led to yesterday's poor food choices.

the last thing is the biggest thing. generally when i mess up i give up. i'm trying to learn to pick myself and brush off the dust. the fact that i did that the next day is a major thing for me. it usually takes me a week or two to forgive myself and try again.

i'm faced with a challenge everyday. i either know about it beforehand or stumble upon it. i decided to get back on track right now because there would always be something in the near future i should start after. i have 4 weddings to attend this summer. i could have put this off til october. but that's what i've been doing all along. using events as excuses. i know august won't be perfect. i know september will be tough. but i can't keep putting my health off till next month. i have to learn to use those challenges for good rather than as excuses to overeat or put everything on hold for a week. this weekend is a car show. i'll be at the fairgrounds all weekend smelling fair food and being tempted by complete junk. next weekend is dh's birthday. i don't even know what challenges i'll face at this point. then it's labor day weekend. bbq, booze, food, food, food. after that is two weddings, our wedding anniversary...if not now, when?

here's to finishing off day 5 as a success and continuing on to day 6!
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    Great recovery! We all have to work at it,and you are!
    1746 days ago
    keep pushing yourself! emoticon
    1747 days ago
    You are ON it. Sure you slip - we all do but as you said you are getting back and that makes it easier and you will gain more ground over time. Keep it up! emoticon
    1747 days ago
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