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Getting off track without getting derailed

Friday, August 14, 2009

My good friends from Iowa came to visit at the beginning of August. Our daughters have known each other since they were 4 years old and the mother and I are both scrapbookers. It's been a year since we've seen each other and their visit was highly anticipated. I tried to keep my routine going--both working out and tracking food--while they were here and I actually did for the first 3 or 4 days. I even worked out in the morning one day because I knew we'd be out and about that evening. But eventually, with all the eating out and eating on the run and being at Disneyland, etc. things just fell apart. And it's taken about 4 or 5 more days since they left for me to find my routine again. I went back to exercise class on Monday but I didn't start tracking my food until today. Nevertheless, I feel happily amazed that I haven't just thrown in the towel because I didn't do things perfectly. I am really in this for the long haul. It's a marathon, not a sprint and that is a complete and total change of attitude for me! You know, part of my daily checklist is reading or watching something inspirational and it really makes a difference. I read blogs online and watch shows on tv. I just saw 2 episodes of "I Lost It" on the Discovery Home Channel about people who have lost alot of weight and it's inspired me to do a home work out. So I'm off to find my work out clothes and I am happy to say, "I'm back on track!
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  • CLCIPS
    YAY!! I'm so proud of you! I just went to Princeton for a teacher thing, and I was able to bring my husband. We did some physical activity and ate some healthy fare, though I also skipped some work out ops and ate some high cal desserts also. Pretty balanced and MUCH better than in the past, when I would have used the fact that there was free food and break in routine as justification to eat with total abandon and do no activity. We are doing this!!!! YAY!!!
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