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30 days till Christmas. Promises #3.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

30 days till Christmas. I went way overboard for Thanksgiving and am paying the price - 205.4 holy cow! I'm doing "Battle the Bulge" with my husband plus a class challenge at the YMCA - also my goal is to track for the next 30 days.

Some recap from my old journal/blog posts...in honor of my OA sponsor going through each sentence of The Promises with me. "We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it."

03/02/2007 - 1st blog entry.

1500 calorie goal, 25 pushups, 30 crunches. Blogging regularly. 30 bridges.

I don't deserve to feel overweight. I do not deserve to be unhealthy. I do deserve to be happy and to feel good about myself.

Dried apricots, string cheese, apples, salads.

Frogpond! Pon de Replay! Gnarles Barkley. Sleepy Wonder. Thievery Corp. Austin City Limits. Doug E Fresh. The Show. Mr. Bungle. Enrique Englesias.

No more excuses, no more negativity. You have the tools to succeed - USE THEM.

01/2008 - size 12 (one month!).

Walking (lots!). Bicycle & regular crunches, pushups, lunges.

01/19/18 - I am an alcoholic. 1st time admitting it. 02/2008 - 1st time AA.

Snack Packs!

02/2008 - 142 LBS! (48# down) - size 10.

I'm not trying, I WILL.

My goals don't taste like salt or chocolate.

Mini rice cakes, grapes, baby carrots. Avocado. Sausage w/ onion & pep. Couscous w/ shrimp. Sweet potatoes. Yogurt. Fruit. Toast. Smoothies. Slim Fast shakes. Sandwiches. Turkey burgers. Cottage cheese. Lean Cuisine. Fruit bars. V8. Popcorn. Freggies.

I have the ways to succeed, I am going to practice them on a daily basis.

03/2008 - 136.8 (first time running!)

The second you put that in your mouth you're going to regret it (Mom).

Message boards! SparkAmerica!

I did not lose 60 lbs by saying "I'll go back on my diet tomorrow."

Waist 32" or less = healthy.
35+ = danger zone.

Decide not to focus on the failures. Look forward to what you're going to change about today. Celebrate the successes!

Run for 30 sec sprints - 04/2008.
Stairs 8-10 steps, 5-6x.

15% cheat ratio - green, yellow, red food.

Strawberries, raisins, asparagus, salmon, turkey, LF cheese, skim milk, Boca Burger, soup. Chicken/shrimp. Salads. Watermelon. HBE. Tuna. Salsa. Egg whites. Turkey bacon BLT. Bananas. Pineapple. Mushrooms, cucumber, red pepper. Small planned treats. Oatmeal. Berries. WATER!!! Crystal Light, Kroger wildberry. Black eyed peas, chili beans, brown rice, tomatoes. Salmon, peanut butter. Cereal. Lentils. Barley. Zucchini, ground turkey, mixed fruit, cantaloupe, blueberries, wraps, turkey burgers, pork roast. Pistachios.

07/2008 - 8's are tight. Back with Alex.
10/2008 - 10's tight.
06/2009 - 180#. Size 14's.

08/2009 - too fat to join the National Guard.
11/2009 - reading the BB.

It's easier to ________ than to fight the urge not to ________ and face the real problems in my life.

Reach your goals (bc you're with it!). Eat healthy and exercise bc it is the next right thing and I love me!

11/2009 - 187#.
11/27/09 - psych ward, cutting.

Stop having an "All or Nothing" attitude. I can always bounce back when I screw up. Try, try again.

The Book of Other People - Zadie Smith.

01/2010 - 178#. 02/2010 - 180#.

Frustration won't help with weight loss. Enjoy your successes.

Enter meals into tracker in advance. If it's not in the tracker DON'T EAT IT.

Don't get discouraged. There will be days you fail. There will be days you succeed. Dust yourself off.

Half an hour is half an hour more than nothing.

06/2010 - 162.5#.

07/10/10 - car wreck, hospital. Drunk and high on marijuana and crack cocaine. People were afraid I was trying to kill myself again (not that time but a couple weeks before, yes, my BFF stayed on the phone until I called her from house phone).

07/2010 - 154#

One day at a time...

P.S. I love you book.

Must start Monday's.

Setbacks: not starting the day with exercise, grumpy moods.

"So we've lost the morning, let's not lose the day, we can do this, we are strong!"

Ron White - Behavioral Problems
Ellen Degeneres - Here & Now
Corky Romano
The Stoning of Soraya M

09/2010 - mom says I won't find a decent guy unless I meet him in church (she was right, guess where I met my husband...).

Mani/pedi, haircut, massage, 5 Below.

Rooster Soup/Zahae Restaurant (Phila.) - guy in recovery donates to street mission.
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    Stephanie, I loved reading this. Some of it gave me goosebumps. You are very good at paying attention and gaining wisdom.
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    Keep going one day at a time. Talk with your HP-- HP will lead you.
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