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Down but not out

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We had some bad news yesterday, nothing life-threatening just a business dealing that is taking up WAY more time and energy than it should.

When I got the news of the latest round of delays and excuses the first thing I wanted to do was have a glass of wine. (I guess I am an emotional drinker as well as an emotional eater!) But then I thought, "And how would this change what's happening?" That, plus I would have to drive 10+ miles out of the county to the liquor store...so I just settled down. TC had two vodka tonics so you know that not drinking was a BIG VICTORY FOR ME and I'm giving myself lots of credit!!!!

I ate at the high end of my calorie range yesterday, did NOT eat dinner at the table and did NOT take my vitamins or eat slowly and mindfully.

However I am back down to 160 (YAY!) and am gunning to get in the 150's again very soon.

I'm really going to make this happen, and I feel that my resistance muscle is INDEED getting stronger the more mini-victories I am able to string together. Drinking or overeating NEVER changes any of the stressful events in our lives, and the relief it brings is far overshadowed by the remorse of the following day.

So today I am soldiering on!

Have a great day everyone, and give yourself LOTS OF CREDIT for your own mini-victories!

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    Excellent use of coping skills; hope business "stuff" changes course for you soon.
    3918 days ago
  • NANCY-
    You are definitely on a roll.
    Keep on Sparking.
    3918 days ago
  • KO1215
    Awesome!!! That is wonderful. You have got this beat!!! You can do it! You're blogs have been a real inspiration! Thanks and good luck!!


    3918 days ago
    Mini-victories... I need to have at least one today! Congrats on not drinking. That is a BIG victory!! emoticon
    3918 days ago
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    TG you are an inspiration to all of us and you do get a BIG emoticon and emoticon !!

    You are indeed strengthening that resistance muscle and I love the thought "And how would this change what's happening?"

    What a great attitude and it's EXACTLY what I needed right now!

    Thanks - I'm really happy for you!


    3918 days ago
    160...that's great! My competitive nature is kicking in - thanks!
    3918 days ago
    I am trying to remember to take it moment by moment... looks like you are too! Thanks for your suggestions on my blog. I got my copy of The Beck Diet Solution the other day in the mail and haven't cracked it open yet. Might be time to do that! emoticon
    3918 days ago
    Wow, you're good! "And how would this change what's happening?" I'm gonna use that one!!

    Yes, you really are going to make this happen! emoticon
    3919 days ago
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