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Monday, December 29, 2014

It seems that New Years Day is when everyone starts the healthy eating, working on taking off those extra pounds and making resolutions. Not me.

I am starting today. I need to make a trip to the grocery store. The holiday cookies and treats are all out of the house. I am planning on laying in some healthy foods and focusing on making better choices today.

I got on the scale after my holiday binge. Funny, every year I tell myself "I deserve to eat that" and I do. Every year I gain 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. Every year I regret it afterwards. Every year I fall for the same old line - which I know is so untrue. It takes me further away from what I really want.

I believe some of the reason that I fall for that is the stress around the holiday season, another reason is the temptation - all those treats just show up at the office and are in my face every day even if I keep them out of my house - and then of course there is the fact that I am exhausted and can be just plain lazy when it comes to preparing and cooking meals - I don't have time for that so it is grabbing prepared meals or take out meals or things that are NOT on my eating plan. I also discovered I am a boredom eater. If I am busy, I don't think about eating. If I am sitting watching tv, I eat non-stop. I need to learn to NOT eat when I am in rest mode! I have been knitting - but really - I do need down time and it cannot be filled with filling my face!

So, the journey continues. Onward I go. There is no time like today!

Oh - positive - I am still walking the dog at least 30 minutes to an hour every day. I did miss one. Now to get back on track with the strength training!

On that note, I'm out of here - I can get a quick 15 minute walk in on my lunch hour while there is sunshine out there!
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    I took a bit of a break, myself. The only thing I didn't dare stop was ST. Yes, time to make sure the healthy foods are handy to get back in the groove.
    2363 days ago
  • MARYINFL2000
    It's crazy the games we play with ourselves! I think we've all played "later" game which leads me to wonder if we're really ready or just continuing to give ourselves excuses. I've been there, done that and have way too many T-shirts! Your attitude is how we should all be looking at it....one change at a time and no more deals with ourselves. Who are we trying to kid?? LOL
    2367 days ago
    Starting now is such a great attitude! You can do it!
    2368 days ago
    I don't think of myself as deserving holiday treats, I just like them. There are so many things that I only make during December, then don't have them again for the rest of the year. I do tend to over indulge, but then again, I'm not tempted by those things the rest of the year, because I know for sure when I'm going to have them again. It also causes me to crave the healthier foods again. Rather than starting on Jan 1, I tend to start whenever school gets back in session. Being on a consistent schedule really helps me a lot.
    2368 days ago
    I'm starting today with you, Barbi!!!
    Hope to connect with you again :-)

    2368 days ago
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    I did not wait until the 1st either. I got back on track on 12/27 which is my SP anniversary! 2 years! Good for you for getting back on track.
    2368 days ago
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    I'm starting today as well.....no time like the present!!! emoticon
    2369 days ago
    Good job moving! And good job on getting those goodies out of the house. emoticon
    2369 days ago
    I decided to start now too instead of the usual well ok I'll start the 2nd..3rd..oh I've waited too long. You've never waited too long and it's never the wrong time to start.
    2369 days ago
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