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Christmas season is crazy

Friday, December 21, 2007

This is my first year on Spark during Christmas. It's insane. I haven't been able to keep up with my healthy eating or logging of my food/exercise. I feel quite discouraged and then, as I sit here eating donut holes, I read my friend's blogs (Slimfast Junky) and how great she is doing. It always puts spark back into my heart... I know I am a big disappointment to her sometimes but I am still here and still aware of what I need to be doing to change my eating habits. (I put away the donut holes for starters)

I look around and see- hershey kisses, hot chocolate, donut holes, candied popcorn, almond rocha (half of this my birthday presents) and just get disgusted. The healthiest thing on my counter is bread crumbs.

THis next couple months, neither of us have income coming in and it will give me time to workout and eat better. Exercise is free around here and I need to focus on things that are free.

I have been sailing and working with the sails a lot and am very sore. I know that I will lose weight and gain muscle with this new "excercise".

I am so much happier getting out and working with the boat, it is nice to have the christmas presents sent off and the birthday thing over with (as wonderful as everyone made it). I sailed on my birthday and the yacht club threw a dinner for me! A friend made me a lemon meringue dessert (i know- very bad).

My eating seems to be totally out of control again... I have yogurt and applesauce sitting in the fridge and the bananas went bad sitting on the counter. Stress is definitely my downfall to eating.

I want to kick this before I get too bad...
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  • MNM20107
    Hi there friend! You are not alone struggling through the Holidays. I hope you understand that we are here with you no matter what you do. Take it one thing at a time. It can be very overwhelming. Best of luck to you, I am thinking of you!
    4370 days ago
  • FROLIC838
    You are strong and can do this. It is often difficult to stick with a healthy lifestyle during times of stress or celebration. Continue to make the best choices you can. It sounds like you know that what you are doing is not the best plan. When that little voice tells you that, listen and heed its advice. It will steer you well.
    4372 days ago
    I like Slim Fast's solution- feed the gulls! They would be thrilled to gobble up what you don't need.
    It's ok to go wild occaisionally. This is a life time investment in ourselves, not a make or break, do or die, get it done magic pill. You're already turning your head around, and you'll be on track soon. Congratualtions for seeing it so fast!
    4372 days ago
    ((HUGS)) my friend. And, first off...there is no way you are a disappointment to me! Get that right out of your head! You just have a lot of emotions tied in with your eating..and until you get them figured out and learn to handle them, without food, then I`ll always be there to pick you right back up! And don`t think, for one second, that 'I' don`t have my own struggles. I do! We may be at different levels of our weight loss journey...but we are 'both' after the same goal. And we 'both' will reach it! ((HUGS)) Shelly **Oh yea....and get rid of all that junk food! Gather it all up and go give those seagulls the best Christmas dinner of their lifetime!!
    4372 days ago
    I know how you's tough anytime but especially around the holidays!! I am a stress eater too!! Good luck to you and know that you are not alone ... :o)
    4372 days ago
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