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Friday, November 20, 2009

Got to change my "Lost" picture from 40 to 50...really stoked to make that goal!

So I lost 6 more pounds when I weighed in this morning from last friday, 51 since Sept. 18th and 98 since Jan. 2009. It was a really smooth and balanced week. I really did great with my exercise and with my food and keeping everything within my ranges, a little low on proteins when I look at the average over 7 days...but all in all, it felt like a successful week!

Business is slower than it ever has been at this time in November for us and so that is stressing me...but it's always worked out every month for the last 7 years since starting my company - so I just need to quiet the fearful voices and keep plugging away.

I've been kind of irritated over the last few days with my wife...no big deal, but nonetheless worth getting it out so I can let it go. She is heading to her families by herself for thanksgiving this year and she wanted to get a bunch of the baking done ahead of time and ship it out there instead of having that much more to do when she arrives...great idea, no problem. But I've found myself twice now in a few days getting pissed that the whole house smelled like a bakery...not good for a carb junkie. But it was just at night when I'd be getting ready for bed or just relaxing watching some tv...it would really distract me and it was just irritating. During the day when I'm working, no problem..I'm in my own world and completely focused. So I get that it's nothing she is doing, it's the lingering battle in my mind and lesson learned that when my mind is idle and there is blood in the water...I notice it like a shark.

Good for me to write this out and see how these triggers do have different impact levels; ie time of day, not engaged, tired, hungry etc...All things that hopefully by learning about how I operate can help me to continue becoming much more mindful throughout each day and hopefully keep on making healthy choices and changing my lifestyle.

Sparkin' it up on a Friday!
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    Congratulations on reaching the 50 pound mark!!!! emoticon
    4231 days ago
    You can do it! You're stronger than the smells in your home.
    4231 days ago
  • GRAMMIE1959
    Must. Not. Eat. the Goodies!

    there, I feel better now.

    Holiday time is goodie time and I don't want to FEEL deprived. this season I have been telling myself that caving in to the goodies DEPRIVES me of success

    4231 days ago
    Congratulations on the loss this week! And for staying on plan regardless of some temptations in the house. That would be hard. I always struggle with the food issues and my family. On the one hand I don't think it's fair that they need to be denied something just because it's a trigger food for me - I tell myself I have to live in the real world and the foods that trigger me are in the real world. But on the other hand, if I'm in a slippery place it seems almost mean for them to expect me to not be tempted by something they know is a problem for me. So far we've worked it out okay...there are a few things I just know better than to have around. But I totally understand!
    4231 days ago
    My 18 year old daughter is supposed to be my trainer, but she does the same thing. Bakes brownies, cookies, making gourmet meals every night. Says she's strengthing me mentally.

    Sounds like your doing a fantastic job regardless of all the baking. Good for you!
    4231 days ago
    6 pounds is fantastic Buddah...let this continued success keep you motivated to continue on your journey. I can understand how smelling those holiday treats would be frustrating...but I know by what you have written that your dear wife is wonderful and supportive. Is there a way to work out the baking schedule for when you are not home? Getting healthy is never easy...but even with the baking, you endured and did not let the aromas entice you...

    4231 days ago
    I feel my same way about my significant other, he isn't doing anything wrong, but having those foods around me drive me nuts!! Keep plugging away you are doing phenominal! Try to find something to distract yourself if at all possible. You are truly and inspiration!
    4231 days ago
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