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Days 6-7 the 30 Day Stay WIthin My Calorie Range Challenge!!

Monday, May 02, 2016

Hey Sparkies,

I know I didn't blog again yesterday but again exhaustion had its way with me. Yesterday was actually my 3rd wedding anniversary emoticon and my DH and I went to a get together with some friends from church in the evening and didn't get back in until pretty late when all I could think was SLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPP in the same way I think a zombie would think BRRRRAAAIIIINNNNSS emoticon Despite it being a celebratory day I did NOT use it as an excuse to throw my Challenge out the window, instead I ate less during the day so that I could have enough calories to be prepared for whatever food would be available at the get together. I was able to choose wisely and even indulge in a little of the cake that was bought for us so emoticon for that.

Today was another story though because unfortunately my DH decided that bringing home much of that cake was a good idea. Now at another season of my life I might not have been so affected but today it honestly felt like everything that could go wrong WAS!!! I was trying to study only to find that my computer kept giving me error message after error message for various things and then it wouldn't open other things and when I tried all the "fixes" recommended on the Internet none of them worked and all I wanted to do was eat all that darned cake and curl up in a ball and cry. I actually did start to do just that but then I was able to snap myself out it and try and remember all the quotes I have for times exactly like this such as

It also helped to know that I was keeping myself accountable to all of you with this Challenge because I swear if that was not the case I don't think even my all my best quotes could help me!! Because of this wonderful accountability though I was able to put that cake back in the fridge, take some breaths and try again to solve the problems. Eventually I did make some head way and I still don't think the underlying problem was fixed but I was still able to show some strength and keep my streak alive so emoticon for that.

In other news my anniversary wasn't the only thing to celebrate yesterday. When I got on the scale I realized that I was down 4 lbs from my weight of just Wednesday actually!! I couldn't believe it but boy was I happy to see it!!! It really is so nice when results actually follow your effort and it's actually confirmed that it IS as "simple" as eating less and moving more!!

I know that the scale is not the end all and be all of it all but it's nice when it gives you confirmation that your hard work is paying off.

So anyway that's all for now. I have to try and make up for the studying I missed today when my computer was being stupid. emoticon for reading and your support. Let's all emoticon emoticon
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  • JUDITH316
    Happy 3rd year Wedding Anniversary Chalecia...Hope your day was blessed.... emoticon and God's Blessings..

    emoticon On your weight loss and your maintenance, good job...as always I cheer you on your healthy journey...let's keep Sparking on Together 1 Step at a Time.... emoticon emoticon
    1814 days ago
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    Well, Happy belated Anniversary!! THAT, in the midst of all that's hectic and disruptive, is worth stopping to celebrate and appreciate! God bless!
    1830 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    1838 days ago
    Lots of good things to celebrate!!!! Congrats for keeping up with your streak and accountability emoticon Congrats on such a big weight loss emoticon and emoticon again!
    1838 days ago
    Happy anniversary to you and your cute husband! And congratulations for making such wise decision with stepping AWAY from the cake! That is sooo hard to do, but you did it. I honestly see NO problem with having treats (after all, I don't want to live my life without any treats). But I notice--at least when I'm being honest with myself--that I only need a small treat to satisfy the treat taste. After that, the flavor isn't really there as much.

    I hope the computer problems get solved--the worst time of the semester (I'm sure) to be having issues. Good luck!
    1838 days ago
    Happy Anniversary to you and your DH and very wonderful weight release!
    1838 days ago
    wow! great job putting the cake back :D
    my dad's birthday is tomorrow and they already brought the cake. It's sitting in the fridge tempting me lol.
    I hate stressful days! Thinking positive thoughts can only help so much but I keep doing it because it does help! Love that you used the quotes to pep yourself up again!
    1838 days ago
    emoticon Congratulation on your weight loss and your streak! Too bad about your computer, hope the problem is solved soon. In the meantime keep up the fantastic work. You're on a roll!!!!!!!
    1838 days ago
    Praying you have a great week!
    1838 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I hate computer problems - so frustrating!
    1839 days ago
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