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Week 3: Sidetracked

Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's been a tough week. Considering I have had less to do this week since I was done with school, you would think the opposite... but no. There are several factors that contributed to my 2.2 pound gain (but let's be honest, I can do that in a day so all things considering...)

1st: The re-kindling of what I was hoping to be "it" isn't going well. Without going into too much detail, one of us likes drama and the other one of us doesn't have time for it. I'll let you guess which I am. I am disappointed, not for giving him another chance, but for him not being able to adequately meet my needs. Look at that... I have needs. And feelings. And they are just as important!

2nd: With the aforementioned paragraph, I've been falling into old patterns. Not to mention everyday at work my stocking is re-filled with a different kind of temptation. I'm also out of my Raw Fit and have to special order to get more :/ dropped the ball on that one.

3rd. I went to 3 holiday parties. Yep. You know that story. Unhealthy, tasty food. Alcohol. Fat. Salt. Sugar.

Basically, I am the poster child of what not to do during the holiday season. But it could be worse. I am feeling relatively alright even given all of what I just mentioned.

To recover yesterday, I took my friend's advice to get up and not get out of my pajamas all day. So... I did just that. Got up, had a cup of coffee, cleaned my kitchen, started looking at my taxes, got sleepy so I took a 2 hour nap. Got up again, had another cup of coffee, turned on some Christmas music and my tree lights, wrote out all my Christmas cards, made myself nachos, watched some tv, ate some peppermint ice cream, cuddled with my kitty-monkeys, cleaned out two closets, and went back to bed. In the same pajamas I woke up in. It was fantastic being lazy because I don't ever do that.

I'm making peace with things in my life. Not the end of the world feeling that it used to be when things I wanted ended or disappeared. I suppose that is also a sign of growth and being more settled in myself.

Happy holidays Spark Friends. Thank you for your love and your support. I wish us all health and happiness during 2014!!

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    It seems when you're more forgiving of yourself, everything is in better perspective. I've been making an attempt to keep on track as best I can through the holidays. But not obsess. Yesterday, I could feel my indulgences taking a toll on how I was feeling. So today is another day and I'm back to a breakfast of yogurt, protein powder, chia seeds and a few blackberries. And I feel much better now.

    I think you're doing great and making big strides. Keep your positive attitude and thanks for sharing with all of us.

    I agree MT...love the kitty!

    Merry Christmas all emoticon
    1793 days ago
    I am soooooo the average American! Except im on the road to 10pds not the avg 5! blah. new day! Keep at it!!! emoticon
    1793 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Yes - glad that you've not wasted too much time on Mr Drama Disappointment. Imagine if you'd invested another week, or month, or year :(
    I think a PJ day would be great!
    Hugs xxx
    1794 days ago
    All things considered, I think you did pretty well this week. Everyone has a week like that now and then, the trick is to make them few and far between.

    I think your friend was right, that you needed a day of down time. Sometimes that is the best rejuvenator.

    You might spend another week or 10 days on that siding, but it would be good to start heading back to the main line.

    Have a good Christmas and enjoy...



    p.s. That is a fine looking cat!!
    1794 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2013 5:59:17 PM
  • HOLLYM48
    Sorry to hear that things didn't work out the way you wanted but glad you saw that it was not working for you and moved on.
    The holidays will be over soon and you are on the right track!
    Hang in there, the best is yet to come. Have a great Sunday!
    1794 days ago
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