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It all started with an iced blueberry donut...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I realize this feels very, "It was a dark and stormy night..." but that is the thing I have decided put me on the wrong path and made it difficult to stick with my plan. That one indulgence, however small it may seem to some, became a rolling snowball that grew and grew. For an emotional eater, this one iced blueberry donut lead to multiple deviations from healthy. I saw a post this morning from @KURTZIE1998 that referred to food as a relationship and you can't expect things to get better if you cheat! WOW. Yes, that is common sense for me. But, did it occur to me? NO. I have difficulty seeing the big picture sometimes and tend to focus on the minute details. This can be overwhelming and produce negative outcomes, i.e. - one iced blueberry donut to over calorie range four days in a row.

I have learned indulgences, however small, are not safe for me right now. If I want sugar, there are a myriad of fresh fruits I can consume. I noted the days I did chair exercises at my desk during the work day were more on track and my eating was healthier.

I become impatient with myself. Literally, I irritate me. Then, I remember I need to give myself some compassion so that I can successfully traverse these ups and downs and learn, LeArN, LEARN!! I don't have this thing down by any means but I am improving regularly as I continue to try. I'm worth it!

I feel like the scale set me free today. It let me see where I was, aka what damage had been done, and begin again on multiple fronts. I have to say, that is one of the better experiences I've had with a scale in my life.

I will go to the grocery store during lunch today. Everything I am getting is in the produce section, so it should be an easy trip and I'll get some walking in as well.

This week, no donuts!

Hang in there everybody!
HUGS! Darcy
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    222 days ago
    I am like that too. One little slip can turn into a whole day of slips. I am trying to track calories so I can visualize how many calories I have and add in a treat if I have enough. The weekends are really tough.
    222 days ago
    You can do it! And keep in mind that if you do fall (and we all do sometimes) it’s only a fail if you don’t pick yourself up and start again.
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