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Monday, August 16, 2010

emoticon Well, it's still hot and humid here in the midwest. The corn is high and harvest will follow soon. I've been a Spark member since June ( this year 2010), not long but I got off to a running start ! In the first month I lost 7 pounds.... in July I lost 2 pounds. However, oh so slowly, my old habits have snuck up on me. I haven't been exercising, no excuse. In all that time I never went over my calories.... until today. emoticon

I went out to dinner for the first time since joining Spark, with my daughter and her family. We shared a red curry, pork and pineapple and rice ( the dreaded white rice). I had no idea how many calories were in Thai food. What I did know was when I should have stopped eating, but didn't. Lesson learned. I thought my computer would blow up when the total for the day came in !

This coincides with my morning, in an interesting way. I have tried to round up many of my friends ( truly like herding cats ) for a yoga class. Another, younger, in shape, friend of mine is getting his yoga teacher certification and needed a project to complete the process. "The Yoga Divas", that's us, are the project. The class he has designed is for older, heavier and crazy ( a must ) ladies. The link between morning and evening is : these ladies cancel at the drop of false teeth. They have so many creative excuses for not making it to class.

Alas, I have so many excuses for falling off the Spark wagon and not exercising that it would be hypocritical of me the say anything to them. I don't understand why they don't WANT to do the simple moves, they are so GOOD for us... okay, you see the pattern. Now I see the pattern too. I must be completely committed to this weight loss. Not doing half the job and then whining when my scale calls my bluff. I must recommit and really WANT to lose weight, it is so GOOD for me. emoticon emoticon

Today is a new day... and I am ready for it ! emoticon
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    Annette, I'm right there with you on the self-righteousness -- easy to see what the other guy is or isn't doing, instead of looking at myself. I haven't been exercising either and the less I do, the less I WANT to do.
    You're an amazing woman with so much insight, strength, and self-honesty. You're an inspiration and I know you'll reach the goals you set for yourself!!
    3958 days ago
    Annette, that curry sounded soooooo good! I don't think I could've eaten some arbitrary portion of it, and from what I've heard about Thai food, it's pretty irresistable to begin with :) But the flavor combos...AHHHHH!!

    Good for you, for joining the Yoga Divas! And, I promise it'll start to get easier and easier to stay on the ol' Spark wagon :) You're doing great; it took me several months to even BEGIN to get with the program! - Sandi emoticon
    3962 days ago
    Great blog... this is trying to be healthier looks like in real life, in my opinion! :) Don't be too upset about the one meal-if your plan is to continue on your healthier path forever, this meal is just a drop in the ocean. I try not to worry too much about going over my calorie limit- it's the meal after the splurge I worry about. Once in a while, fine... pattern of splurging, not fine.

    Congrats on all the success you've had so far!!
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