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Day 116 - Weighing In

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My second day on the job was a good one. I got to take a real lunch break and drove home to let the dogs out. I read the paper while I ate, and still made it back to the office within the hour. I even left at a decent time. The dogs have been on their best behavior too! I wonder if they know how important it is for me not to find any surprises on the rugs or the floor while they're home alone!

We are back under contract on the house in Sacramento. The backup offer that we had came through this morning, just after 6am. (Yes, that early!) The lender is trying to push for a quick close (but still 30 days), and the buyer is going to take the home inspection that was done for our first buyers, who were the only ones to actually have a home inspection before they backed out.

This has been a roller coaster ride, and after the 4th or 5th time riding, I think I want to get off. I hope this one goes through. It is not as great monetarily as the other offer, but it seems as if this buyer is serious. He's coming back to visit the house on Friday, since it has been a couple weeks since he saw it. I hope he is still happy with his decision.

In better news, I'm finally below the 180-pound mark as of this morning. I'm just 6.5 pounds away from my goal now, and it feels so close and doable. The only problem is the evening when I come home from work and my willpower to avoid overeating is at its weakest. I'm falling back into old, bad patterns about eating a big dinner after work. That needs to stop right now.

I need to keep reminding myself of my goals, and that I can control my portions even when I'm mentally tired from the workday.

Yes, I can!
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    Glad to hear you are enjoying your new job with such an interesting organisation! I find planning an afternoon snack (like half a slice of rye with turkey ham or light cheese on top) helps me counteract evening food-overdrive.Congrats on being so close to your goal - you are doing great!
    2162 days ago
    You can do it! Maybe if you really want to eat in the evening, you should plan to have some kind of healthy snack after your dinner. So that there's something else coming up. It might help to relieve some tension from a long day. Just so you stay within your calorie range. It's really hard when you're close to your goal weight, but keep at it!
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    You got this!
    2165 days ago
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    I know what you mean about willpower seeming to be weaker in the evening and/or after work. I've had a horrible case of that lately. And, oddly, it wasn't a problem for a couple of years. I need to figure out what I was doing before when I didn't have that problem. I assume it will be better once I can go for long evening bike rides again this spring and summer.
    2165 days ago
    You can do it, Steve. You've come this far and the goal is so close. I know you can. Good luck on the sale.
    2166 days ago
    I know you can do it, Steve! You are so close to your goal...you see what trap you could fall into and intend to get mastery over it! Does it help you to start with a salad and or soup so you feel full by the time you have the entree!? Just a thought!
    Glad your second day was good! And will be praying the house is a done deal this time!
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    2166 days ago
    emoticon YES you can! Glad the job is going well and the doggies are on their best behavior. Good luck with the sale! That is stressful. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Glad you're getting so close to your goal... just stay focused. Keep planning ahead. You can do this!!!
    2166 days ago
    Eating habits are so hard to change. Wonderful job getting below 180 emoticon
    2166 days ago
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