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Stay Strong Barb.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Sunday I topped off the day celebrating a friend's birthday. We decided to go to a movie - his choice - which was the Planet of the Apes movie. I must say the smells of the popcorn were soooooo tempting. I thought "mmmmm, movie popcorn, with butter and wash it down with a mountain dew" but then I remembered I had declared Sunday my day of rest with exercise and to slack off on my food choices would make the day feel like a relapse into old habits. So, no popcorn or pop. Pat on the back! Did good!

After the movie we went to a small restaurant which has breakfast all day - breakfast as in banana bread or cinnamon bread French toast with syrup, and other fat laden stuff. They had some salads which I am not a fan of, fish and chips and some other fried food fare, and the old standby burgers. I ordered a burger with a slice of swiss cheese, some fresh mushrooms (not sautéed in butter), and some onion. The burger came with fries. I ate two of them, but I wasn't wowed by them so they stayed on the plate. I also took off the top bun of my burger so figured I didn't do too bad there.

However, Mr Scale showed a bigger number Monday morning. I stayed on track yesterday with my food. I was short on fitbit steps, but did get in a good workout in the morning. In the evening, I took my son shopping for some stuff he needed, came home and dozed off on the couch!

So today there are donuts from a local bakery in the kitchen to celebrate someone's birthday. My favorite - the basic chocolate covered one is still sitting there waiting for me to take it. I have not. I had my power bar and some fresh fruit. I am not going backwards for a silly donut - but they sure look good!

Tonight I have our summery attorney dinner party. I am sure the food will be a bit high in fat but there is usually a beef an fish or chicken portion. I am going to do my best. Downside, it will take most my evening so again I will not get in my steps. It is raining a bit right now so won't be walking on my lunch hour. Hopefully it won't run too late and I will get some treadmill time tonight.

I am staying strong - just for today! I will worry about tomorrow another day! I got this!
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    You are worth more than a chocolate doughnut, more than movie popcorn.

    As for the scale: restaurants use lots of salt; it take a while to flush it out.

    emoticon for keeping your eye on the prize!
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    You were awesome. You stayed committed to make healthy choices, congratulations! You had many non-scale victories. Don't let that scale determine how you feel. Making thoughtful choices every day is a lot more important then the number on the scale!!!

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    2535 days ago
    You can do it.
    2536 days ago
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    you did amazing:) keep it up. emoticon
    2536 days ago
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    Just take it a day at a time. That is really all you can do. Stay strong Barb!
    2536 days ago
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