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Day 6 Protect My Program (and) Day 7 - I CAN DO IT!

Saturday, February 08, 2014


The eating is not going well. No written plan. Felt stressed by tax prep. And felt sorry myself that I'd be all alone on a Friday night. And D and N would be having the fun I want to have. Overeating and overwatching. And not planning, working my program.

Day 6 Protect My Program

*"Watch for ways to recognize and avoid situations that might cause you to weaken."*

No one will ever care as much about my eating plan as me. One way to sidestep a food pusher is to say, "Not just yet; I'm going to wait a little while" or "Thanks, but I'll still wait a little bit".

***Primary way to help myself is to have a detailed, pre-tracked food plan for at least two days - and have that food prepped AMAP (Mary shorthand for As Much As Possible). ***

I did take the time to look at the nutrition info for Kathy's pretzel bits - serving size was 1/3 cup. Next time I might want to try noting the details in order to decide if I want to incorporate some into a potential food plan.

I need to protect my program during long, empty time like evenings and weekends. The challenge suggests staying occupied by planning activities or reading. And reciting to myself, "I must protect my program at all costs!"

High risk times or events: Evenings, days off, third shifts & day following

How to protect my program: Food plan, ready to go projects, social activities (Mama D's game night, hiking, volunteering at races and through work)

One thing I did do today to protect my program was to do this journal entry and work on the challenge even though it is late in the day.



Re-realized that food has to be my top priority, even ahead of training for half marathons. So far, today is going well - I have prepped and pre-tracked my food for 2 days. I may change the meal plan to having fruit at all snacks - with S2 being a smoothie when we have frozen fruit.

Day 7 - I CAN DO IT!

Why am I convinced I can be successful:

I can use my organization skills to make healthy eating routine!
Others have done it and so can I!
I am determined!
I completed a marathon - I can use that focus and commitment to follow a healthy eating routine!

As soon as I am done posting this, I am changing the words on my phone's wallpaper to "I CAN DO IT!"
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    Yes you can! emoticon
    1891 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I like to eat too much also! But I try to keep healthy things in the house and not any junk food. Funny when I have cravings for junk, the cravings go away when it's not there to eat. Keep it up! Running season is just around the corner! (Easier to run when you're --[I'm] not carrying extra weight!)
    1898 days ago
    Yeah, I too have learned that I can't outrun the fork and as I continue on my journey I focus more and more on the eating side of things.
    1899 days ago
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