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Day 213 comes to an end

Monday, November 08, 2010

I'm counting backwards. I started at day 215, which is 215 days from my family reunion in June. I have 215 days to lose weight and get in shape. That sounds like plenty of time, for normal people, that is, but for me....well...I digress on occasion so I need every day I can get. Okay, okay, I know it's not a temporary thing, this whole weight loss thing. I know it's not a "diet," it's a "lifestyle change." That's just code for "really long diet" in my dictionary. The only lifestyle change I have to make is to accept the fact that my lifestyle will always include being on a diet. Small victories are to be celebrated, however. I've gone three complete days now without varying one tiny bit from my healthy eating plan. The weekend was a cinch. It's always easier for me when I have time to cook and prepare the meals. It's when the busy work week rolls around that my car tends to roll through the drive-thru too often because I don't want/feel like/have anything to cook at home. It's all about the planning. I'm treating it like a project at work. In my job, I am the quintessential over-achiever. You want it done? Give it to me. It'll get done twice as fast and three times better than anyone else. So if I treat this eating plan like a work project, I'm hoping my natural over-achievedness will take over. It's worth a shot. That's one mind game I haven't yet tried on myself. I did manage to make it through the whole day without hitting the candy jar on my secretary's desk, however. Easy, you say? I think not. I have to walk by it about a thousand times a day. And each time I walk by, I look at it. Not glance, mind you, but full out stare it down as if it were going to jump up and start dancing or something. It's almost like a game of chicken between me and the candy jar. Which one of us will give in first? Usually it's me, but today I was cold and hard as steel. No candy passed my lips and that was a challenge because there were little Reese's cups, the mini chocolate candy bar assortment from Hershey's and Tootsie Pops. (I obviously looked long enough to take a detailed inventory). So now I have one apple left to go on my day's eating plan. Or maybe I'll have grapes instead. I'll ponder that grand decision for a while and blog about it tomorrow as if anyone really cares to hear about my eating obsession. Oh well, it helps me anyways. Day 213...a small success.
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    You sound like me on doughnut day at work. I have to constantly pass them to go to the bathroom;although, as long as the chocolate cake doughnut isn't in the box I'm okay. Good Job at avoiding the candy! emoticon emoticon
    3873 days ago
    Good job resisting the candy. Good luck in your reunion shape up.
    3873 days ago
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