I wasn't going to journal tonight because I really didn't feel like it. I usually jouranl twice a day because I always have stuff to get out. Anyway I decided that I can't let myself start to slip. I have been slipping with my food lately and if I let the other things slip too then I will be back where I started (again). I wasn't going to do the treadmill tonight either because I was having ankle pain. I was trying to decide if it was best to not irritate the ankle or if I was using it as an excuse. I decided to just get on and see how it went. I did 90 steps. I may take a rest and do a few more. This morning I did 85 steps (that was as far as I could go) but once I rested I did another 100 steps. (275 steps total - 275 more than I was doing a month ago!)Now for the food. As  usual breakfast and lunch went good. Dinner was a combo of left overs, but the portions were larger than they should have been. Then I had 2 servings of granola (healthy but very caloric) and a full can of Arizona Iced Tea. I knew I shouldn't have had the granola and the drink but..(insert excuse here). Anyway, I'm proud of my accomplishments, but frustrated about making the same mistakes with the food. From now on I need to focus on my evening meal.

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Hey, you did great with your walking! And the food, you\'ve clearly identified a concern and are ready to address it, so that\'s another \'win\'. I\'m wondering if a healthy snack between lunch and dinner would help? Maybe then you wouldn\'t be so tempted to take the larger portions and have the later snack? Well, hang in there, you\'re doing beautifully!
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WTG on doing the steps when you didn\'t really feel like it! The shows commitment and perseverence...YAAAAY for you!!!!!

It is soooo easy to just go over that little bit at the end of the day....but you know what, this is a process....we are learning, we are letting our bodies slowly change, we are learning to be OK with smaller portions. I have a lot of fear of being deprived LOL...and I\'m working on that!

Like Niffer said...I\'m finding if I get too hungry by dinner, I\'m setting myself up for overeating. This NOT overeating thing is something I\'m learning about day by day....glad we have this community to share things with!
missina
missina

Amen on being glad to find this site. I gives me a place to express my feelings, to know I\'m not the only one going through this and to learn from others, but mostly it\'s the support of all you beautiful people. Thank you all.
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I just want to echo what has already been said. It was terrific that you pushed yourself to write a journal, AND to work on the steps on the treadmill! It would have been SO EASY to talk yourself out of it because of the ankle. You\'re showing the ability to dig deep down and do things you don\'t necessarily want to do , but that you KNOW will be GOOD for you. That takes real strength and courage as far as I\'m concerned!!
I agree that a little snack in the afternoon might take the edge off dinner for you. Try working on that, and defend yourself from being swept away at dinner!
Always remember that we ARE here for you, and will always listen and encourage. I\'m very grateful for this site, too.
How is your writing coming these days ? Had any time for it?
Hugs,
Becky