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morning cuppa spark - slippery slopes...

Sunday, December 24, 2017

one of the items on my beck list, which i reviewed yesterday, is that temptations that are out of sight are out of mind, corollary to don't bring it into the house. well, with the holidays and the guests, we stopped by the bakery on friday, and bought a number of goodies with the idea of cutting them into small pieces and enjoying them over the next few days. i did enjoy them - two or three of those small pieces. and then, the neighbor came with her annual plate of christmas cookies - including some for claire! and that slope was slippery. there are some heavy eaters in this household right now, and we know that if we want anything, the plate can't be left out. well, i did one better. i carried the plate upstairs - and immediately sat and enjoyed a favorite cookie that i only get this one time of year. i sat, mindfully, aware. but i was still "sneaking off" - and i knew it wasn't quite right. at bedtime, i sat, mindfully, and took one more of those goodies.

and yet another slide on the slope - i made soup with vegan sausage in it, and one of the reasons for my weight gain in the past is "tasting to make sure it's ok" while cooking, consuming a full meal before dinner, and then eating dinner. so the rule of only eating while sitting has been a big help. and i have fought the old habit and urge of "tasting to make sure" - well, the slope slipped, and i tasted.

and all in all, i think there were 5 or 6 such slides. on the credit side, i put together my traditional swedish pepparkaka (gingerbread cookie) dough and did not taste. yay!

and the slippery slope - so easy not to exercise when you aren't reporting it. the excuse was acceptable the nights i did not get enough sleep, or had too much work. but no such excuse tonight. and i found myself thinking... hmmm... do i really really have to/want to/need to?

and that's when i realized that i had to write this blog - AFTER i did the video. so yes. i did really have to. want to. need to. DONE.

yesterday was cold (never warmed up to 10F!), and we have close to a foot of snow on the ground. so DH and i took claire on a fairly short walk over the fields, using a trail we have been trampling through the snow (haven't taken out the snowshoes yet). adding that to the short claire walks through the day, and the running about the house, i managed to hit the goal of 15k. on track.

and the tree is in the house, more guests coming today.

wishing all a peaceful day of love and family.
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    My own motivation is ALWAYS after acquired -- after I've done whatever it is that I didn't wanna do!!!
    456 days ago
    You are not in Hawaii yet!
    456 days ago
    Merry Christmas

    I'm all caught up on your blogs. You've had stupid busy weeks, too.

    So, after Christmas we'll get back to the routine of what works. And we'll do it together!

    456 days ago
    I so feel you on all of this. You really work on being self-aware, and it's inspiring. Thank you.

    Lightlife? I really like their ground, lean "sausage." And what kind of soup?
    457 days ago
    There's plenty of sliding going on here. No more "tasting" what I know is good!
    457 days ago
    I'm in the same situation except for the weather. My son and family are staying over through the holidays so there are foods in my house that I often avoid. I've been doing okay except for the two pieces of pizza night. Today, I watching my Ps and Qs despite the temptations. Still managed to get my exercise done although it's less than normal. I have a few more days to go especially today and tomorrow but I'm determined to make it through without gaining weight.
    457 days ago
    That was a slippery slope you didn't let yourself slide down very far. Things will be back to normal soon. Merry Christmas!
    457 days ago
    Credit where due to you. I didn't get all my steps in.
    We had to go to my SIL's yesterday for Christmas (SIL's DH is a minister, so he's busy Sunday and Monday) and it's a good thing I made a large pot of spinach dal to take along. Absolutely everything she served had either meat or dairy in it. DS and I had the food I brought to eat. Good thing I made more than I usually make us for dinner, so there was enough to share.
    457 days ago
    A peaceful and blessed Christmas Eve day to you. Temptations abound, but you are strong, as exhibited by doing the video! Balance... it's all about balance!
    457 days ago
    I'm exactly in the same place here...
    But better be on the top of the slippery slopes than all the way down to the bottom,
    where I would surely be without my SP and Beck skills.
    Take care and enjoy your favorites!

    457 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2017 8:06:32 AM
  • EISSA7
    You are doing a splendid job of monitoring yourself and staying within the parameters ..... a few tiny slips are excused! AND a once a year special cookie or two, especially with 15000 steps and a video... perfectly fine. Merry Christmas to you and your family! emoticon
    457 days ago
    Merry Christmas emoticon
    457 days ago
    Merry Christmas
    457 days ago
    (((HUGS))) Yes, when others are around this time of the year and there's sooooooo many goodies, it's TEMPTING!
    457 days ago
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