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Friday, September 25, 2020

So, here I am, five pounds from my goal - so close and yet so far.
And what did yesterday throw at me?
1. A friend gave me plum cake to take home. (I’m still eating her zucchini chocolate chip cake.)
2. Book club served peach cobbler and ice cream. Yum.
3. The hostess served wine. Also yum.
Result? I had a 1750 calorie day - the highest in 5 months. A definite feast day! I set my IF for a 12-12 for the morning. I had a 2-egg Denver omelette, tomatoes and coffee for breakfast.
More interesting was the mosquito that woke me at 1:30 a.m. and kept me awake until 3:30 when I finally terminated its incessant buzzing. “Thou shalt not kill” did not apply in this case.
What was even more annoying was the ravenous hunger I was experiencing. Seriously?!
To my credit, I did not give in; I went back to sleep and let it pass.
Results. Yes, my scale weighed higher today. I am not worried, as I will reduce or eliminate those sweet carbs today. Living life means having treats on special occasions, but not everyday. Yesterday was not a failure, but a success. My mindset has been corrected to thinking positively about food and the slow and steady progress I am making and will continue to make. Yes, let there be cake, and chocolate, and moderation.
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    Life happens and willpower will save you! emoticon
    26 days ago
    Yesterday wasn't a failure, you had a great day with friends, those in your book club and you enjoyed life. That is success. emoticon Take care!
    29 days ago
  • CHERYL4808
    Maybe place the desserts into the freezer...sometimes making them a bit more inaccessible means you’ll more likely chose something else. Bonus could be letting your fabulous baker friend know her gift will last you till the remainder of the year! Once she hears how close you are to your goal...she’ll likely support you all the way emoticon
    I’ve had calorific days too, but as long as we get back on track for most days...we’ll get there. emoticon emoticon
    29 days ago
    You did great. Those food/drinks will always be there. That's what a hostess does--gives treats. Seems like relatively low calories for all of that. You must have had great self control to keep your self under 2000 calories.
    I save spiders in my house, even bees but not mosquitos.
    29 days ago
    Another inspiring example of how to live a healthy lifestyle.
    I agree emoticon
    29 days ago
    30 days ago
    So the friend does know that you're working on your health goals, right? Make sure you have set good boundaries! There are people who love you & mean well but also kill you with kindness. Kindness saboteurs. Tell her you're a "1 treat a month girl!"
    30 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon You seem to have these challenges in hand. Vigilance is key to maintaining your success. The real danger lies in telling yourself you have arrived (translation: do not need to keep up with the healthy habits that got you there). emoticon

    Peace and Care
    30 days ago
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