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Ups and Downs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's been 8 days since I blogged and my exercising and eating have been on their own roller coasters. I have been slacking off on my exercise due to being busy and just feeling tired of everything. My eating was fine until Tuesday and I had lost a pound at last Saturday's weigh-in. Tuesday and Wednesday I was grazing all day while cooking for an event yesterday afternoon. By last night I realized that I needed to draw a line in the sand and remind myself that I am looking for progress, not perfection. Into my life will always come days like this, and they cannot always be prevented. Instead, my yardstick is how I handle them. I am certainly seeing progress, so a few days "off" are not deal-breakers.

I weigh myself every day to be certain that I am not daydreaming about a loss of weight and then get to weigh-in day on Saturday and find I have gained. When that has happened in the past, I am really thrown for a loop and it can signal the end of my efforts at getting healthier. When I weighed this morning, I groaned, but I deserve the gain and knew it was coming. Enough said.

I am doing fine today and trust I am back on track. Life always has its ups and downs and that's how we know it is real life, not a beautiful dream when we're asleep.
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    jus keep pushing
    2371 days ago
    Yes- We are on a journey to our healthy selves and the road is sometimes bumpy. You are doing great accepting the reality and moving on. emoticon
    2371 days ago
    emoticon Susan , it is in moments like this where we have to be honest with ourselves that we find our true strength . Once we say that we are not perfection then we give ourselves permission to move forward ... thank you inspiring us
    2371 days ago
    Susan, you are strong and committed and I have no doubt that, after a few missteps, you will get back to your program and re-commit. You are a strong human being, and I know you will return to the 'work' ahead of you.
    Good luck, followed by success.
    2371 days ago
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