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one extreme to the next

Monday, January 04, 2010

Have you ever felt like this? A dried up creek? You know what I mean, you just did not drink your 8 glasses of water.
Well yesterday I was at 6 glasses. I heated up my water to have some herbal tea before bed. Then I got distracted and did not get to drink my tea. Actually, I just left the hot water in the microwave and did not even make it.
Last night in my slumber I stretch. YOWWWWWWWWWWWW Big muscle cramp. The culprit, not hydrated enough.. Man it hurt. BTW if that ever happens to you, if you drink seltzer water with quinine in it, the cramps will be gone in minutes. MAGIC! not the best taste, but no pain.
Today I am on glass number 10 of water and it is 1 pm. I feel like this!!!
I notice that it is hard for me not to jump from one extreme to the next. I went from not exercising last to january. To working out an average of 6 times a week. Now I average 3-5 times a week. I found the balance. It is part of my life.
I am struggle with journaling. So I am giving myself a 100 day journal challenge. I will journal my foods for 100 days. From where I am now, that is extreme, but I am hoping with some time, just like exercising, I will find a balance that works for me.
I acknowledge that journaling is a huge weakness and that if I can get my portion distortion under control I will continue along with my weight loss journey. If I can come to realize that wine is not free because I exercise.
The calories still count. I will reach my goals sooner! I have made it through 3 complete days of journaling. Today is day 4!
Do you ever go from one extreme to the next?
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  • no profile photo ALEMAPO
    Good job on the journaling. I found last year that if I looged everything I ate - I tended to eat the right things so I lost and if I didn't log it I wasn't as concerned with what I ate so of course I didn't lose. I like the idea of 100 days. I don't know if I have ever done anything for 100 days. That is a great idea!
    Pamela

    4118 days ago
  • CUBANJELLY
    All the time and that's when I started sparking. Spark keeps me level, not too much, not too little. Over the summer when I was training for the triathlon my spark fitness was freaking out - I was doing 2 hours of exercise most everyday, it made me smile. Now, I'm pushing myself just to do one resistance training bodypart a day and I can't even get there. All or nothing. There is a balance, just sometimes it takes extremes to realize where that is.
    4118 days ago
  • TLHAGEN
    Oh I can SO relate to going from one extreme to the next! I too need to find balance in my life in every way! from exercise to water, to house cleaning, to working!
    I seem to be an all or nothing kind of person...finding a middle ground is something I really struggle with!
    4118 days ago
  • CULTURECHIC
    Ah, yes. One extreme to the other. How well I know that one. I went from doing everything right, tracking my food, exercising regularly, etc. to eating everything in sight and barely exercising. I gained 17 founds between Thanksgiving and now. Scary. I question how this happens. I guess we just have to keep working on it. Finding balance is so hard. I am just trying to take it a day at a time. Yeah, I loved those illustrations. Very entertaining. At least I have people like you in my life who make the journey a little easier. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It makes me feel a little more sane. By the way, Happy 2010 and may a better balance be achieved this year.
    4118 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    Thats how I like to jumpstart myself when I need it. And like you said, you eventually settle into a balance. If it works for you, keep doing it!
    ~Ang
    4118 days ago
  • BLACKLOTUS507
    I love the illustrations you included...it's a great way to visualize the absence of hydration and how it makes you feel! I do go from one extreme to the next...hoping to get that under control. Good luck to you!
    4118 days ago
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