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The weekend..count down starts for sure

Friday, November 29, 2013

I suppose lots of folks will be feeling that way after the adventures of Black Friday..
The pics on tv..the madness of the grab & push & shove..ho ho ho..jolly holiday spirit there!
The whole thing is off kilter & we are driven by merchants that assure us that there is indeed that special gift that will be perfect on Christmas morning..

If that is so..why do kids end up playing with the box instead of the gift? No we cannot go back to a simpler time that is yesterday, but how I pray that most are instilling values of caring & sharing over greed & selfishness...ok..nuff of that ..got on my soap box..but am serious about turning the tv off till the end of the year if this craziness gets any worse!

As we head into the days of cookies..popcorn ..candies & such temptation will not be much beyond fingertip reach for almost all of us. At work..shopping..at home or visiting ..there is the "stuff"..right there under our noses & if freshly baked even going up our noses!!
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I wonder if in fairness to ourselves a season of just hold the line is in order..keep the progress you have made. Continue to work out as you have been..but put the scale in the closet & just cruise thru the days ahead. emoticon mmm Whadda ya think? would that work?

or is it like being in school..as long as you do the work..you keep up..but once you fall back it is easier sometimes to just forget it than it is to play catch up....

That might be a good thing to remember when tempted to indulge..that it would be nice to remember the great times you had & not the upset tummy that came from eating all that junk!

Of course I am speaking to me as much as anyone. I have considered it..looked at it from all angles..even tried to fool myself into not admitting ..but fact is I am a food junky. I love rich deserts..I adore chocolate..I crave sweet..sour & gummy bears. But I am also responsible for this suitcase that carries my spirit, I have been entrusted to take the best care of it that I can.

Uh huh...thas me! I have to admit it!

After slogging thru way too many diets..the above rule is the only one that makes sense to me.
It works..consistantly , no magick pills,,,no special drinks ..no tricky rules to figure out....just a balanced plate & work out every day in some way.

& thas the truth for sure. So now please remember as the time here passes...

and my wish is ,,as you go thru life....

I am grateful for my toes..they give me balance when I walk (day 2)
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  • 68ANNE
    I will be better this year
    2202 days ago
    Fabulous blog again - as always! You write so well and seem to put down everything I would say if I wrote that well :) I agree with Justyna7 in that I have to stay on track too :) Especially doing Atkins - if I give in and start eating the carbs I crave, then I really will start craving them ALL the time! But, having little treats here & there can be good for you too... I like your little bites! Your pic above about doing everything right and then seeing pie - that is hysterical! LOVE it :)

    You have a wonderful weekend & keep on sharing!
    2202 days ago
    Nice grateful list. Good thoughts to ponder. Funny how as I get older the balance is coming. Gifts are less important than doing things together. It is the social part more than the food and we can walk after our meal. I think... the answer for me is I need to stay on track through the holidays because... for me I can awaken my food monster if I give in to my trigger foods. I have enjoyed the best time I have had in... years creatively and I'm sure that is due to making life more important than food. I had no idea I could do that. Like you, I thought the food was just too good. I still love food but I'm learning to love food that loves me back. Thank you writing diet for getting me to a place I never imagined I would be!
    2202 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2013 3:27:01 AM
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