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Saturday, June 17, 2017

As I look back on my SparkPage the last few months, there's a lot of negativity there. Seems I only check in and blog when I'm venting or feeling overwhelmed, so today I figured I would blog about some good things from this week.

a) I got a raise. It's tiny, very tiny, but it's something, and I didn't actually have to ask for it. My boss just gave it to me.

b) my bingeing is over for now. I've actually eaten just under my lower end he last few days. Not because I'm starving myself, but because I'm only eating when I actually feel hunger. What a concept.

c) I've been allowing myself to do things that are not productive, but they're fun. I downloaded a new free video game on Steam that's called The Elder Scrolls: Legends. It's a collectible card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering or Hearthstone if you're familiar with either of those. Really fun. Is it productive? No. Is it helping me get to my goals of finishing my cookbook? No. But it relaxes me and destresses me and I don't snack while I'm playing it. I actually think this is the big reason I'm not bingeing right now.

d) I got an Instant Pot! I've only used it once and made Mexican Rice, which was perfect. Very easy to use. I plan on making lentil chili in it this week.

e) I ran solo this morning, and managed to go 5.25 miles nonstop (except for once having to tie my shoe). This is a personal distance record for me! I was so excited. I burned 823 calories before work! My previous record was 4.5 miles. Looks like a 10K is definitely possible for me! For those of you who don't know I ran my first officially times 5K in November and finished in 33 minutes, so I'm by no means fast, but I ran without stopping the entire way.

So anyway, here's to being positive!
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