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Travel Starts in Earnest Tomorrow!

Monday, April 24, 2017

OK, Spark friends - I need you now! I've started my new job and was at home most of last week. Tomorrow I am on the road for 4 days, then 4 days the next. It will probably be busy like that for most of the next 4 months. I need all your great ideas, all your mojo, prayers, and good thoughts because this will be a challenge! I am very committed to continuing to make healthy choices, but I know that being on the road can certainly and EASILY trigger bingeing for me. I did have one cool idea - I would LOVE to have the occasional evening Skype date with one of you guys, if anyone is interested? Don't feel obligated. I know the Internet is a scary place. But I'm game!

Anywho - today I'm going to the pool for water aerobics and then spending the rest of the day with hubby. That will be the other adjustment - being apart so much. I know we will miss each other, but I (and he) know that I will be happier because I'll be doing what I love.

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    Tracey, you will do fine. Remember, you have changed your habits & your life. Eliminate the word- Binge, Binging from your vocabulary. Replace it with a word like Challenge or Obstacle. Being on the Road may trigger a Challenge for you. You are stronger than Obstacles, that may arise.
    You get the idea. Watch your internal dialogue. emoticon
    Sorry, I don't Skype. My office uses it & I work at home....I refuse to Skype... emoticon
    You'll be fine. Keep Blogging. I'll check in on you. Promise.
    601 days ago
    wishing you all the best of luck.
    601 days ago
    I'm sure there'll be grocery stores wherever you go!
    601 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    Hey Tracey . . . think of this as just another challenge . . . take each day at a time . . . plan ahead, take snacks, water, music. People have given you ideas that I would never have come up with since I'm never on the road however . . . I know you can do this and do it well. I don't know about Skype; I'm not that technologically astute . . . but I do think it's a good idea to have someone, maybe a few someones that you can call if you feel a binge coming on. Sort of like a sponsor in one of those 12 step programs. If I think of anything else I'll let you know. In the meantime, positive thoughts and vibes coming your way. I can do that each and every day. You know we are behind you all the way on this new leg of your healthy living adventure. Go get 'em girl!! emoticon
    PS. Thanks for the flower from your garden. I love yellow; it reminds me of the sunshine (we're having snow here today).
    601 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Make sure to pack healthy snacks and bottle water if you're driving. Try and research restaurants ahead of time. Remember, planning ahead is key. Good luck to you!
    602 days ago
    I'm game too Tracey! I don't know if time zone will be an issue, we could work it out later! And English is my second language but send me a private message so we can arrange our meeting =)
    In the meantime, I'll send you good vibes!
    Have a great week!
    602 days ago
    You know yourself and your behaviours really well Tracey.
    This places you in a great position where you can plan a range of strategies for the tricky times.
    You may want to research where you will be going so that you are well informed about the place and non-food options like cinemas, performances, places to hike, pools, even classes to attend as a one off!
    You will do great Tracey.

    602 days ago
    Sending you nothing but positive vibes..You go girl!!!!
    602 days ago
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