A Much Nicer Direction!

Jun 07

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Well, my graph is once again going in a much nicer direction!  Pleased with that.  It’s been a good week.  Part of the success lies in the fact that I only had two shifts at Gymboree this week, and it’s the end of the two week cycle for this lesson plan so I was pretty much on top of the lessons.  That, combined with three days off plus a “long weekend” (I don’t work today, either) really lowered my overall stress level, and it’s a well-known fact that stress can seriously contribute to weight gain.

The one drawback I did have was that we finally had everyone in place to celebrate my birthday and my son’s birthday (our dates are 2 weeks apart) and this year we’d promised the kids we’d go to the Bear’s Den which has the most awesome, delicious food, and there’s lots of it.  I decided to simply go and enjoy myself.  I shared a “Bear’s Den Delicacy” with the rest of the table, then moved on to an 8oz bison tenderloin with steamed veg and grilled potatoes, and finished off with a truly palate-pleasing seasonal berry crème brûlé, which, in my mind, is always a fantastic way to end a delicious dinner – light and sweet and creamy.  Mmmmmm!  You can see the menu here if you want to know what you missed! 🙂

BUT, I was able to counteract that with a nice long, 18km. walk on Saturday, so that helped burn off some of those extra calories.

Here’s what I learned about weight loss this week as I mulled over last week’s sorry disappointment:  you’ve really got to want it.  It has to be important enough to say no to those things that will not only add weight, but will, ultimately, make you sick, sluggish, and toxic whether you’re trying to lose weight or not.  Our bodies are finely tuned machines, and we treat them like garbage bins.  We let the desires of our trained and addicted taste buds tell us what we will or won’t eat, and then expect all those lovely, internal organs to “clean up the messy kitchen” – and the truth is, they’re tired.   Junk foods really are bad for us (that’s why it’s called “junk food”!)

I’m going to be doing some more thinking along these lines over the next couple of weeks, but I’d love to hear your comments and reactions.  What have you discovered?  Where are your struggles?

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