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Finding a silver lining

Monday, February 03, 2014

According to my scale this morning, I gained three pounds in the last week. Not cool. However, I think at least part of it was because TOM came back, and due to my health problems I hadn't seen TOM in awhile. So I'm actually not that upset because I feel like this is a sign that I really am getting better, and that makes me really happy.

Also I've realized I need to be a little more thoughtful about my diet and exercise. I'm going to try these new strategies this week and see what happens:
- bring back Saturdays as my "treat day" and not eat junk other days
- regularly include strength training in my routine
- find an inspirational quote and post it in my room
- write down a list of reasons why I want to get back to my previous weight, and look at it periodically
- stop baking for awhile, unless I KNOW I can give all of the goodies away quickly, and try cooking new healthy recipes instead

I tried my "eat a scoop of dough after the cookies are in the oven" trick and it did kind of work, at first. I sipped green tea while making the cookies and didn't sample any dough until I had put the first batch in the oven, but then I lost my willpower and ate more dough, as well as more cookies. They were good (like, REALLY good), but not worth it.

Well, it's a new week, and I have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Monday everyone!
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    If today you don't succed try again tomorrow....
    2645 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought I would check out one of yours.

    You have some good ideas here, glad I read them.

    Hope you are feeling better, and don't let that silly old scale worry you!

    I am also laughing at myself, I am 64 years old, and my Time of the Month, has been gone for so long, that I couldn't figure out what you meant at first! LOL

    2655 days ago
    TOM can be brutal. I feel your pain. About baking, I find that if I bake, I have to share it. Also, I stick the surplus in the freezer. Last weekend I made blueberry waffles. They were so damn good, but I ate my share, made sure my boys enjoyed them, and froze the rest. I bake quite a bit, but I make sure to give away goodies, especially if people are visiting. (That's not why I gained weight over the holidays though. I blame the damn pneumonia.)
    2656 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2014 8:25:34 PM
    TOM just stinks but I understand where you are coming from. I gained 7 pounds over the weekend from my TOM. I MEAN 7 POUNDS. Hubby just hugs me. I could throw a brick thru the window but I won't. It seems to leave pretty quickly but it stings when I know I didn't eat 7 pounds of gain!

    I hope mixing it up for you works and sparks you in the right direction!

    2657 days ago
    Don't be too hard on yourself! I'd say "TOM" coming back is definitely a good sign! I agree on having a designated cheat day...it gives you something to look forward to. I definitely had to stop baking...I am tempted by the dough as well...once the cookies are baked I'm fine lol. I used to chew gum while mixing the ingredients and that helped sometimes. Happy Monday to you as well!
    2658 days ago
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