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Lynne and the Terrible, Ugly, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I know - I stole that from a children's book title, but it describes my day perfectly. My week has been the brewing of a big storm and I got hit with a squall line today. Living with people brings so much joy and fulfillment and happiness, and it can also be a b*tch! The last squall line to hit me happened almost 2 weeks ago - and it has taken me all that time to pull myself together after I drove my nutrition and exercise plans right off the rails.

Once I got back on my program (3 whole days ago), I gave a lot of thought as to how to handle the stress when the storms hit again. I have always let 'life' drive me off into a bar ditch when it comes to my eating and exercising. How could I conquer that failure? I didn't really have a strategy formulated when I got hit with today's squall line. My 'instant stress reliever' has always been Dr Pepper. I'm sure it even cures cancer - but I have not had one all week. Once I had one two weeks ago, I was like a chain-smoker - always having one around. So today, that is exactly what I wanted as I tried to tackle something I didn't know how to fix. Just one - that would be my strategy. I'll have only one Dr Pepper and log it in my tracker and everything will be all hunky-dory!


I know that only one DP is the beginning of the end and historically takes me weeks to get back on the train. So my victory in a day that sucked BIG TIME, was a glass of tea as I headed out the door. I can say that I had one day from hell and survived it without having a Dr Pepper.

Baby steps.
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    I'm so far behind in reading anything on Spark. So sorry that you've been hit with storms. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    1502 days ago
    Yay for avoiding the Doc!! Prayers for peace my friend!
    1546 days ago
    Baby Steps still take you where you want to go.
    1546 days ago
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    WHOO WHOO Great job!!! it is really hard at the beginning to change a habit that has been there for years. I have to say that I am really proud that you recognized the problem and you resolved is successfully despite whatever drama is in your life.
    1547 days ago
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