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Almost Time To Say Goodbye

Monday, December 30, 2013

To 2013. And I'm not doing in a good way. I have slide so far back in goals it's not funny. I've gained 15 pounds back Nov-Dec. I just let it all go. So I'm not waiting for 2014 to try and start finding my back. I'm going to start TODAY. This means eating better at home (work is OK) and getting back to my workouts (bit on that later). I know I can do this...I have before. I was on track for my goals back in Oct. I CAN DO THIS! emoticon

So better eating at home means cooking less with butter, making healthier meals, eating smaller portions, drinking more water. At work eating really isn't an issue. I pack my own lunch and snacks (salad, yogurt, fruit). I drink water and/or hot tea (again..more on that in a bit). But at home...I seem to have control issues. It's something I have to learn to handle myself. I just have to decide that's what I need to do. Often I get home and I'm just so weary from the work day and the long drive home (45 mins in traffic) that I'll "graze" while I cook dinner. Then I cook too much and feel I have to eat more so we don't have lots left over. I have to change this pattern. If I cook too much..leftovers are OK. I can freeze them for later in the week. The "grazing" has to stop. Maybe a image of a cow on the fridge door? For me the "grazing" comes in the form of slices of cheese, nibbling a frozen french fry (yep...I do that), etc. I rationalize it like this...the cheese is the ultra thin...a few slices won't hurt (a few? Lets get real..more like 10!) I have to stop doing this!

Workouts at work haven't been a problem up until the last two weeks. With being home for so long and broken up work weeks (due to Holidays falling in the middle of the week) I haven't been in the gym at work for almost two weeks. I was going back today but then had some tummy troubles just before lunch. I hope to restart tomorrow. At home there's been nothing going on in the workout dept. I did set up and do the evaluation in my new Nike + Training game. That one is going to kick my butt! I set it up for 3 nights a week (Mon, Wed, Fri). Now I just have to DO IT. I PLAN on doing it tonight. Plan being the operative word here. Lets see how I feel when I get home.

Tea...I've been drinking more hot tea. Tea with Hibiscus in it. Hibiscus is suppose to help with high blood pressure (I'm still taking my BP pill everyday though). I haven't taken my BP in about a week and half. I did get a new BP device. One that works on my wrist. I'll try to take it tonight.

So..on to a few other things....hubby is still home alone with his bum knee. At least he's being more careful with it now. I was suppose to set out the resistance bands for him this morning...but I forgot in the mad rush to get out the door to work. I couldn't find my hoodie to wear, I hope I didn't leave it someplace while we were out and about this weekend. I did grab another one, but it's a tad too small for me. I hope I find my good one. It's like $40 to replace. emoticon

So that'll be about it for me today. Tomorrow is the last day of 2013...on to 2014!!

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    You're definitely not the only one. 2013 was not a good year for me. Moving to a new city,
    loss in income,my husband's continuing health problems and lots of stress. I managed to gain ten pounds. Somewhere I lost the strength to eat right and exercise went out the door.
    Well, yesterday I started back up and hopefully this year will be my year. I want to wish you all the best in 2014! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1575 days ago
    emoticon Today is always the Best time to hit the Reset Button. As hard as it can be, we do Learn From the Hard Parts of Our Journey. Take the Lessons you have learned and move forward Better Equipped and Wiser.
    1575 days ago
    I had to laugh about the cold french fries. I do that, too. Glad to hear someone else is weird like me. I hear ya, girl, about the whole goals thing. I was at 184. Now I'm at about 205. How'd I let that happen again. Been putting it back on ounce by ounce since July. Now I'm wondering what will happen when I start working full time. Maybe I can use it as a spring board to get back on track. I will be so freakin' glad to see 2013 go bye bye. Hugs, Calen~
    1575 days ago
    You're not alone on the back sliding. At least you recognize the changes you need to make. Good luck to you!! emoticon
    1575 days ago
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