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Spring Cleaning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I did not feel so good today. It seems as if I might be coming down with a cold. The outdoor temperature dropped, so the ladybugs were more dormant, and I should have felt much better. Nevertheless I woke to an iffy throat and plenty of congestion. UGH!

I also awoke to a number of foods in my home that do not belong in a healthy food program. Sure, a few of these would not be a problem, but over a day of listless grazing they have been a disaster. There have been too many disasters.

Easter is coming. I would like to celebrate with a delicious Easter dinner. I would like to feel that the feast is truly special and not another "uh-oh" in a chain of "I really shouldn't have."

I can't magically feel better. I can make better choices, even though I often want to postpone the choice just a little longer. To paraphrase one of my father's favorite Biblical proverbs: A little nibbling, a little folding of the will, and pounds will come upon you like a bandit.

I will be baking allergy safe foods with my son. He volunteered to take snacks for his Sunday night Bible study. It's a big deal to him. It's going to be a big deal to me if I can report back here tomorrow evening that I did not eat an entire meal's calories and fat in chocolate chips. And so on.

Whether or not anyone else reads the entry, it will be here for my accountability to change. I need to think about reporting in when it seems as if Pavlov's dogs have a kennel in my salivary glands - oh, bitter-sweet chocolate!

I would very much like to see progress. I need to remind myself often that postponing change is only a deception. Time marches on, and change happens one way or the other.

Tomorrow it will be time to exit - to spring clean away - the non-nutritious foods.
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    I understand - as I'm sure many of us do. Tonight, my daughter (13) had a sleepover to celebrate her upcoming 14th birthday. Of course, there was cake and ice cream which I, of course, did not pass up. It caused me to go over my max calorie allowance by about 150 or so but I'm trying to look at the positives -- I did not allow this to be an excuse to completely binge out and go crazy -- which I DEFINITELY would have done in the past. Tomorrow is a new day and I will strive to stay toward the lower end of my calorie range to make up for today's overage. It's not realistic, in my opinion, to think that we will not have indiscretions and splurges but it's learning that this is a new lifestyle, a new way of thinking, a whole new attitude... ugh, some days are much harder than others. Hang in there and feel better (I felt the beginnings of a cold this week as well but I think I've managed to fend it off)! emoticon
    1516 days ago
  • EJB2801
    So, I did pretty well. I would have bought the snacks, but he was really excited to make some of "his" food to share. I have to admit, though, that I'm a little conservative with those more expensive ingredients, so I did mix up a batch of standard cupcakes. It was a lot easier NOT to eat the chocolate chips when I knew they were supposed to have a destination other than my digestive track.

    Thanks for commenting, everyone! As a result I felt extra-motivated to have a good report.
    1520 days ago
    Yepper, somebody's reading - and I'm thinking EYE need to do some spring cleaning, too, of just about any type, lol...
    1524 days ago
    I applaud you. If I was struggling to not eat chocolate chips I would have bought the snacks for my don to take. The tone of your blog sounds like you are going yo push through this challenge. Good luck.
    1524 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    I like your Father's proverb and will write it in my journal to remember it. You better behave and repeat that proverb! I am anxious to know how you survived the chocolate chips!! If I don't forget my head, I will check on you!
    1524 days ago
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