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Not Good !

Posted by Susan on April 22, 2009

Today I did something I haven’t done in a long time ………….. When I got to work this morning there was this lovely gift from a former patient sitting on counter in the Rehab Kitchen . Usually I am ok with temptation , I think about the calories , is it worth it ? Today I reverted to old habits and ate some . Not enough to make me sick (thankfully) but enough to have an adverse effect all the same ! For the past few months I have eated “tastes” of yummy sweets , but haven’t eaten much more than that. Today I would say I had about 6 of these little beauties (same as picture above ) .
The first thing I noticed was that the peaceful , calm , mood I have been in of late was not so peaceful . I felt jittery and nervous , like I used to. I felt terrible . I felt like I was rushing around for no reason and getting nowhere . I felt that my temper was short . There were moments that I literally went into the bathroom , or was alone in the elevator , and had to talk myself down and take deep breaths because I was feeling stressed. I used to feel this way before I got on track with me eating , before when I used to binge all weekend and try to make up for it during the week . I definately did NOT like the feeling , and the only thing I can think of that was different was the large amount of sugar ingested that I was not used to .
I don’t think I will indulge like that anymore , especially first thing in the morning ! Wether the reaction I experienced was from the actual chemical reaction to the sugar in my body , or just plain old guilt , I do not think a moments pleasure was worth a day of nervous energy and short tempers ! I like myself better (and I am sure others do too ) when I am balenced and even feeling . I guess it is good to mess up now and then . It teaches about what foods effect your body for the better , or for the worse !

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Kinda stressed………………….

Posted by Susan on March 14, 2009

I’m sort of worried about this weekend. I am hosting 2 parties. One for my niece tomorrow, and a get together for my husbands birthday with his family on Sunday. This means up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to clean the house and get things ready, as well as try to prepare for the coming week.

Of course the coming weekend will also have a bunch of food challenges too. Tomorrow is a pizza party, with cake of course, and then Sunday will be a spaghetti dinner with cake too ! I am a little worried about how I will fare with 2 days of food I don’t usually eat around me. One day I can do, two….not so sure.

I figured my day calorie-wise for tomorrow, so I think I will be ok. I will deal with Sunday’s party the same, in the morning I will figure my calories for the day and try to work in what I will be serving.

I spent tonight shopping for food and gifts, and baking the cake for tomorrow. I will be spending the entire morning tomorrow cleaning the house and doing my laundry from last week, trying get as much done as I can before people arrive. Plus I still have to ice and decorate the cake and decorate things before the party. I am sure I will be fine, but the thought of it from where I stand right now looks so daunting.

Tomorrow morning is my weekly weigh in. I was really good this week with my eating, and I was able to get in all my circuit training and cardio……I am feeling thinner, we’ll see what the scale brings tomorrow morning. I wanted to be in the 150’s tomorrow, but that means I need to lose at least 3 lbs. I will be happy with 2lbs., but would be thrilled it I lost 3. We shall see.

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Bad Day………

Posted by Susan on March 10, 2009

Today…….. not good. Food was perfect and I got in 40 min. of cardio. Work on the other hand was extremely challenging ! I get really frustrated. But I am glad to be home. My safe haven. I always try to tell myself that it is better to have an excellent personal life and a crappy 8 hours of work than the other way around. Tomorrow will be better….right?

On a brighter note, my knee is back to normal and I am able to workout again !!!! Yay!!!! It feel good to be back in the game, I was worried that I would take steps backward and I am so glad I rested it instead of trying to push the issue. I intend to workout an extra day this week, just to do a little making up. Plus I have a birthday party to throw on Saturday , so it will ne a necessary anyway.

Ok well, enough being a cry baby for one night, I will survive , and be much better tomorrow. at least I didn’t decide to chuck it all and eat whatever , have a pity party for myself. That is my usual reaction to stress.( I am looking for the positive here)

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