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Friday, April 15, 2011

Week Nine: Day Five

Good morning!!

Feeling great this morning.  A little hungrier than usual, but that may have something to do with the lack of any fruit around the house for me to munch on first thing!  Saturday is grocery day, so Friday ends up being quite the food hodge-podge day.

FOOD/DRINK:  Drank all my water yesterday...and then some!  I believe I have discovered the more I drink, the more I want?  It's so easy for me to suck down 20-24 ounces through a straw, then I find myself wanting more rather quickly.  Anyway, two smoothies and a Southwestern Pasta Skillet dinner!  Yum, yum.  I packed a snack of cucumbers and strawberries when Zoe and I went out to visit a friend with a sweet, sweet newborn baby!!  Today is a rainy, rainy day and it is looking like a fully IN the house day.  Not my favorite days.  However, I do have a coupon code for some free photo books, so I'm thinking it will be photo shoot day here!

EXERCISE:  Got in my 60 minutes of walking yesterday....and more!!  My friend and I took our babies to the park and walked the track...thanks to our need to catch up from several years of losing touch, we lost track of time and almost reached an hour and a half!  I felt fine while walking...sitting down in the car made me realize how long we actually were out there.  Felt good, though, and today my legs feel strong and skinny!  :)  Amazing what one day will do, right?

TIPS/ISSUES:  I have been thinking about writing this for a while, but really wanted to collect my thoughts beforehand.  Unfortunately, "collecting my thoughts" is a little tricky around here.  As soon as I feel they are collected, something else comes around (usually involving fighting, yelling, hitting, etc) and scatters the thoughts back out the window!  So, what I really want to say is just this - YOU HAVE TO WANT IT.  It's that simple.  I am constantly thinking of a cheer from junior high - "You've got to WANT it to WIN it and we want it bad!"  This is so true.  If you aren't truly committed, if you are doing it for someone else, if you are just going along with what you think others/society/church want you to do....it will NOT work.  Doesn't matter what "it" is...this is my thoughts on alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, dieting, tv, porn.  Anything you want to quit, the desire to quit HAS to come from YOU.  Now, obviously, I had a hard time convincing myself to go through with even starting a diet until I started this blog, but I was the driving force.  I truly wanted to stop eating, I just felt I needed a broader support team than just using the people already in my face every day.  Ultimately, I am the one who is truly holding myself accountable by even writing here every day.  I'm going to end my little "rant" here.  The End.  :)

As I said above, today is an indoors day.  Boo to that, but I will likely be able to post some cute pictures with tomorrow's post!  No pledges for walking minutes today, but I will do some exercises to help the kiddos get out their energy.  Details tomorrow.

Have a great day!!


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