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Survived July!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

I either need to find several extra hours every day or reduce the number of things I am doing.

This is likely a very short entry ... kind of just saying that I'm still here, but I've said that several times before.

This is usually the craziest time of the year for me with the new school year starting and trying to get new drivers ready to drive. This year I have managed to keep some level of sanity despite the escalating tension ... at least so far. This is calmness is helping me keep true to my plan of eating.

One thing I realized is that so much is beyond my control, but affects me in such profound ways.

Often it's little things ...

I realized that while watching television that so many commercials advertise trigger foods.

I mean ... like duh!! I should have realized this like 40 years ago! No wonder I constantly have trigger foods on my mind!

It's truly a no win situation ...

A no win situation I plan on winning!

Unfortunately there is no truly winning this game. We have to eat ... We have to shop ... An unless we are so incredibly observant on everything we consume we will inevitably eat something outside our boundaries ... then try and fight the crave.

So that sounds like a negative little jab, but it's not meant to be. It's my little epiphany on why I always feel so out of control.

This slight sanity and this little thought have teamed up recently. I have been able to turn away from some unhealthy food choices and stick with my plan of eating.

Every little victory alone may not seem like much. Several small victories linked together makes an accomplishment. A few accomplishments linked together equals progress.

I don't need to win this game ... I only need to not give up.


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  • SRWYLIE
    What a beautiful photo! You have such a great smile...

    Here's my rule about TV: everything gets recorded, and the commercials are skipped over. It's the only way to ensure that those subliminal messages are avoided as much as possible! It's also a great time-saver. You can start a half-hour program 10 minutes after it starts, and with the commercial skips, you can get through it in 20 minutes! That's a 33% savings!
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    I hope August is less stressful for you. I'm starting a new job in the education field too - any pointers?
    1634 days ago
  • SEASONS_CHANGE_
    Wow, you really are busy.

    What you can do to offset that trigger is to do some sort of physical activity until the show comes back on. You can walk in place, jumping jacks, do yoga poses. To find yoga poses, do a search online.

    And, when you go grocery shopping, no bad foods. :)
    1637 days ago
  • POSITIVEWOMEN
    Those are all good things to know! You are a survivor and you will survive this time also!
    1637 days ago
  • TENNISJIM
    You can do it
    1638 days ago
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