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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

As I started sparking today I read the motivational message, all about the difference in being interested in your goals and committed. That is ABSOLUTELY my issue. There are big swaths of time where I'm more interested in my goals than committed. I'm pushing myself right now to tip into the commitment side of things again. emoticon

It's really humid here this week and that's SO unusual for Colorado. My hair flips and lumps, you sweat like crazy (and here I thought I just was a 'non-sweater'!), and I'm just not thrilled with it. But now that I think about it, it does make for a nice change in my morning walks. Everything's kind of hazy, the sun is hidden behind thin clouds (thank GOD or I would be stewing FAST), and everything looks so healthy and green. That's not the norm around here so I've decided to appreciate it (even if my closet door keeps sticking because it's puffed up in size!)

Yesterday was NOT a good food day. I not only didn't work my plan but I threw it out the window! Took my grandson for a cheeseburger and fries for lunch and had the same thing. emoticon Then had promised my granddaughter that when she returned from Europe (a college study opportunity - why didn't I get to do those things back in the day?) that I would buy her a burrito (the one food item she missed) and last night was the night. Mexican food is tough to fit into my plans but I brought home half of my meal. Even so, two meals in restaurants, no salad selections....way over my food intake for the day. But how much fun to be involved in these two young people's lives.

Vacation coming! Tomorrow is my last day at work so I have a ton of things to complete before I can leave my colleagues without my services for a little over a week. This vacation is exactly what I want right now. We are going on a quick 4 day jaunt to the Black Hills (I've never been) and then I'm spending the rest of the time just lazing around without any responsibilities. I'm so looking forward to it. emoticon

So I'd better get going here. Lots to accomplish including getting back on the straight and narrow after a full day of food detours yesterday. emoticon The journey continues!
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    It happens, it happens, and then we get back to normal. Not to worry, it's the big picture that matters in the long run! (And: you look so youthful, how is it possible you have a granddaughter old enough to be off for a college experience in Europe?????)
    1378 days ago
  • KLONG8
    You're right, Gracegetsfit. And that was kind of my point. One meal I could have handled but two? That flipped me way off course for the day. But today's a new day and I'm doing better!
    1378 days ago
    It might help if you don't judge yourself for being "bad." Food isn't good or bad, it's just food! All food has calories, so when you have high calorie food, the only thing to do is supplement with lower calorie foods to meet your daily goals! There's room for goodies in your plan. :) You can do this! GOOD LUCK! :)
    1378 days ago
    Reading over your blog made me realize what a struggle it is to be good. And you are certainly right about Mexican food, unfortunately it's one of my favorites. You might try what I do. I usually order the taco salad, and tell them instead of the taco shell, please put the stuff on top of some chopped up greens. And generally with the tomato, avocado, etc. you will find you can add a couple spoonfuls of the salsa and don't even need any of the dressing.

    Hope that idea helps. Just remember, we can't eat like we did when we were young!
    1379 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Indeed it does. Have a great day! emoticon
    1379 days ago
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