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Oh dear . . .

Thursday, December 05, 2013

. . . I spoke of ‘slippage’ the last time I blogged and I’m sad to find that it hasn’t stopped. I know that, for me, when I start to slip I’m hard put to it to stop the rot. I HAVE to though – the last thing I want is to undo what I’ve achieved so far.

emoticon from me to myself – you’re welcome to join me in that!

Perhaps if I speak about it, that’ll put me back on the straight and narrow.

SO –my thoughts for this morning are . . .

DON’T buy cheese – I always eat too much of it.

DON’T put the wine bottle on the dinner table – I’ll just keep drinking.

DON’T think for one moment that if I put exercise off ‘until later’, I’ll actually DO it later.

Four days into the week and I’m having to remind myself of the above – AGAIN!! Thought I’d been there and got the teeshirt for these adjustments – but NOT SO!!

I never eat biscuits, cake or crisps. Cheese and wine are my great downfall – I blame a mis-spent youth in France! So I should know better than to buy squishy, stinky cheese because it just beckons at me devilishly from the fridge and all too often I can’t resist taking off a slice as I pass. For the moment I will only buy hard cheese and use it grated as a flavouring for eggs or pasta or whatever and that way it won’t cause me the same problem. I’ll be getting pre-grated cheddar bagged in 100g portions in a rather larger bag. Easy to use half a small bag and seal the rest until next time. I don’t really approve of this - I know I could grate it as I need it or pre-grate it and store it in portions - but for now I just need an instant fix for my current lack of will power.

Wine is the same – pour one glass and put the bottle away. Hopefully I won’t go and search it out for a second go. If this doesn’t work I’ll get my better half to hide our bottles somewhere ‘safe’ – from ME that is!

I have pretty well learned that in some moods, such as I seem to be in right now, I have to force exercise on myself – strength anyway - then stretches – which I actually enjoy. After that, a walk, which is easier because there are so many beautiful places around here that I love. It’s just a question of getting started – I need to seize the moment and right now I really need to practise doing that.

SO – you may gather that I’m not having a good week but I’m going to make today a better day.

A great sunrise from my kitchen window was a good start.

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    Hey hope your ok. Just checking in with you. What a lovely view. Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year xx
    1623 days ago
    Wow-love the sunrise...such a nice view out your window!!

    Well, to the slippage...believe me I know how you feel. I have been slipping so much lately...no food is safe around me. Sometimes I think it is the time of year. I have noticed that about myself...all the good foods around this of year, of course. But, it is the weather...I feel like a bear gathering up food to hibernate! emoticon I wouldn't call it a binge, just enjoying the food I choose to eat. Don't do it everyday, but maybe a couple times a week, I eat over my calories.
    But, you did the right thing, recognize your trouble spots and work on them. Exercise is what saves me on those times and hopefully I will get it out of my system soon. Don't know why, but it happens. I just don't let it get me down and just move on and do better the next day! My downfall is sweets! emoticon
    Just like you -recognize your trouble spots and work on them.
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    1655 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2013 12:08:14 AM
    emoticon Just keep at one day at a time. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    Delighted to hear that you are thinking of visiting 'my' beach. Sending you a mail

    1655 days ago
    I was going to suggest parmesan cheese Sonia or pre-grated. Mind you Feta is more healthy and less calories than cheddar- so a feta cheese sarnie or salad with some black olives and croutons could be a filling lunch.

    But I get applaud your plan totally- you know your triggers and you have a strategy emoticon

    Love the sunrise- it's blowing hard here, severe weather warning in place, 60-90 mph winds expected- batten down the hatches for the second time since we've moved emoticon

    Keep plugging away hun, we all stumble sometimes....just reach out for a help back up emoticon emoticon

    Just think of looking good for scrummy Santa emoticon emoticon emoticon
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