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Old 08-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #166  
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Getting ready for bed soon but wanted to check in. I had a tough time today with maintaining my foodplan. I was STARVING. I weighed and measured and brought my food with me to the show but none of it was enough. Maybe it was the heat and the humidity and all the activity and the being there and the show being slow (coastalsue how did your shows go??) We just can't get two good days of sales in a row this year. Rats. Anyway food that was supposed to last me 6 hours was eaten in three. I was so hungry and woozy and a bit nauseous. Yuck. I think the overindulging yesterday was harder on me than I knew. Anyway I stuck to it and that's all that matters. It really makes me think there really are reasons to stick to this foodplan as it was set up. Today was tough and I am exhausted. Tomorrow I am going to the gym in the afternnoon and I will do what I can, even if that is just a swim, but I will begin moving my body tomorrow.
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Hello Coaches,

Just wanted to send a quick note before the first day of school tomorrow! Yikes! I have the jitters.

I have my food planned and after a weekend that was a little looser eating-wise than I would have wanted, I got back to a stricter plan today. I even managed to get to Jazzercise, which really keeps me grounded.

I need to remember how much calmer I feel when I know I am staying OP for long periods of time. It's like this giant weight is off of me. I really have spent so much time thinking about losing weight. It's great to actually DO something about it. I need to remember this feeling and keep it close to the top of my mind.

onebyone Sad to hear you have struggled recently. I really appreciate you sharing your struggle with us. I like how you summarized your slip by saying it was 2 meals in 13 days. I need to think that way sometimes because I think the sabotaging thoughts then can lead me to a worse outcome. Kudos for white-knuckling it today and staying on plan.

Good night all. I may not post much for a little while but I'll definitely be lurking!
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Good afternoon!

Two days done and working on day 3 of planning my meals. I'm not as concerned with how many calories just eating what I had planned. It's working good. Waiting to go for a walk with my friend and our dogs.

[B]Quilter:[B]Hope you are seeing some light in yor life. For lack of better words I'll just say Depression SUCKS! I've been dealing with it for as long as I can remember and nothing sets it off like an injury. Sending all positive thoughts.

BBE:Not eating the chicken is impressive. Right now I'm trying to limit my food prep munching to fruits and veggies.

onebyoneWell, it wasn't an emergency then and it isn't an emergency nowHow true that is. I try to remember that not every meal has to be like Thanksgiving, i don't have to leave the table stuuffed every time I eat.

Going for my walk now.
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Forgot to send this before my walk.
Went for a walk and then my friend wanted me to go to look at benches for her backyard. We went out of town to do this and we decided to eat supper out. bad idea, wasn't planning on it but could have chosen anywhere as she would agree to anything. I chose to go to a restaurant I've heard only good things about. Lots of healthy choices but I chose a 7 ounce tenderloin, 4 deep fried shrimp and a baked potato with sour cream. They serve fresh, hot mini loaves of bread with butter and soup or salad as a first course. They are well known for their cream of broccoli soup so I had that. Then we topped it off with a snickers chimichanga.
Snickers Chimichanga
A treat you’ll want again and again!
An extra large Snickers bar wrapped in
a flour tortilla and deep-fried. Topped with
hot fudge, real whipped cream, and a scoop
of real ice cream <----- that's directly from the menu.
Ok so rather than beat myself up...I only ate half of my potato and we shared the dessert, WTG!!!
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Diet Coaches Had a neat taste treat. DS brought over the first Ground Cherry I've ever eaten - smaller than a grape, in a papery husk, neat taste "between a tomato and a pineapple." Described with a picture here: http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ground_cherry.htm. Dinner outside on the patio; gotta love the feeling in the air during the last week of summer - even with the pain of knowing that summer will end. Ate an unplanned cookie with no good reason. Oh Well. Only ate one without Sabotaging Thoughts like might as well finish off that platter. For that, CREDIT moi.

onebyone Now that would be a great song title, Goodbye Yesterday. Ouch for the weak sales. Kudos for standing down the feelings of hunger with "Hunger is not an emergency." You continue to stay the course on your new path. Cheering you on from here as you start your gym sessions. LOL at "emotional behaviour alive and kickin."

shrinkin - Big Kudos for avoiding "not today" when you had enough stress to justify it. Interesting that you designate Desire as your big problem - even though you are now serving it with healthy choices. Stubborn thing that Desire is. Are there any behaviors that you can think of that avoid it by, say, not being able to see the food?

freer - Having a visual image of you marching into battle against an army of zillions of seven year olds armed only with the knowledge that the school day will end at three o'clock, and that you win if you're still standing. Wondering how the course of history would have changed if General Douglas MacArthur had ever "managed to get to Jazzercise" to prepare for battle.

M (goodnuff) Neat that you are specifically working on eating what you planned. Methinks that is the big step in moving away from the continuous Desire for food. That "Snickers Chimichanga" sounds like pure evil, LOL. Kudos for moderation when eating out.

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bbe Your Jazzercise comment is hilarious! I'm picturing General MacArthur and his 'jazz hands!'

Truth be told, I HATE the name Jazzercise. It's sooooooo '80s! Does not match the fun and intensity of the class. They need to change that name. In the meantime, I shall picture the dear General bending and stretching before a workout as I try and make my way through this first day of school.
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A great Sunday to report. Stayed entirely on food plan. Plan included making Sunday a no-alcohol day. That was not easy as DH had an unusually heavier day with a beer at lunch, scotch while grilling and of course, wine with dinner. I had a sparkling water at lunch, lemonade while visiting with him at the grill and ice water for dinner. Credit MOI for each of those choices.

Found myself saying..."WHAT?" Want WHAT? Desire WHAT? Choice is up to you...more calories today or maybe a half pound less body fat." Felt more empowered rather than cheated.

Missed my pool work out, but only because the Y does not open early on Sunday (I did not know they had such limited Sunday hours). I had to be at work at 9. Will make that up this morning before work.

Went for unscheduled exercise aka 1 mile walk with DH just before dinner yesterday. Relatively slow pace, but I am still taking credit for it.

Reread first two chapters of Beck yesterday during window of time would have been at pool. "Overeating is a temporary problem you can solve." Note she does not say you must or should...just that you can if you choose. It's all about choices and priorities.

Other reason for successful evening was that I kept myself busy even though DH was watching Olympics on TV. Finished the laundry and then...decluttered my financial world. Balanced checking account, reconciled credit cards and threw away a drawer of old docs. Double WooHoo for that! However, to realize my current financial status with many expenses coming up (weddings and out of town travel), but better to know the reality as I am living in it. OH WELL.

freer-sending positive vibes for a great first day at school!

BBE-Credit for stopping with one cookie! Awesome. Never seen a Ground Cherry, but guess if I do, I might just try one. They look very good. I am already grieving loss of summer too.

goodnuff-Kudos on the walk. Yup, eating out is very tough. You will reach a chapter about it that will be very helpful. Like your "Not every meal has to be like Thanksgiving."

onebyone-Kudos for sticking with your plan in spite of not feeling well. Wonder if some of the yuck feeling was lack of fluids. Looking forward to your happy report of gym day, even if just a swim.

Back to major project grind today at work. Deadline approaches and I am not likely to be ready. Dealing with it the best I can.

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morning my coaches,

was an extraordinarily tough weekend. dh is suffering terribly, and last night i started feeling like there's not much more i can do for him, apart from being there and listening. it's hard to see it and not be able to do anything. i'm also so exhausted myself - but it's going to stop. spent the day saturday watching el nino so dh and dbil (do you say dear brother in law? i have the best bil in the world) could collapse several storage sheds into fewer sheds. each shed we can get out of saves us over $100 a month. we've been wasting money on this for months, unable to find the time to work on the sheds. didn't start doing the cake stuff until 7:00, but i thought no problem, i'd planned it out and had a bunch of prep work done, so i'd knock it out in a few hours. WRONG. everything went south. found new ways to ruin buttercream - i mixed bad in with good before realizing it, so had to throw out two batches. mango filling turned to soup and was unuseable. chocolate for ganache had separated. dh went to the store 3 times for me and did the mangos himself. realized at 2:00 am that i didn't have enough buttercream left to ice the middle tier and do the piping. tried to make it work because i didn't have the heart to send dh out one more time. at that point i was making stupid mistakes, stubbed my toe really badly. dropping things. got up at 5:30 am and went to look at the middle tier, realized there was no way i could deliver it in the state it was in, so i got in the shower, went out for more butter, and got back just in time for el nino to wake up. then proceeded to ruin YET ANOTHER batch of buttercream while el nino cried because both dh and i were panicking and all stressed out and he was clearly upset. felt awful about that as i was racing, racing, racing; made a good batch (#5 for those keeping score) and managed to get the cakes iced, assembled, and piped in the PARKING LOT of the reception hall with literally minutes to spare before the wedding planner expected to see the cake done and in place. immediately dropped off el nino and got changed to go to another wedding as a guest. wearing fancy dress shoes, my toe was throbbing and oddly cold. i think i broke it when i stubbed it. to add insult, the other wedding cake was perfect. made me feel like a total hack. i felt better when i got my piece, because i know my cake tasted superior, but it's going to be a long, long road for me to get my piping and icing to look as good as a "real" bakery.

so, the upshot. with a broken toe, my sept half marathon is off the calendar. i have no cakes booked until january, and that may be the best thing. new kitchen, new burners, new everything - it's too much. i'll bake and practice, but i need a break to adjust to everything. i want that time for investing in my health (and dh's health, too.) i'm hiring dbil to pack up the other house. just can't do any more, and i don't want to. work is going surprisingly well, so i'm going to rethink everything else. i'm just tired and had enough of the craziness.

the food and food thoughts have been all over the place. it hasn't been a focus (and may not be for a little bit longer, while i retrench) but there's enough residual beck thinking to keep me in check. knock wood - i haven't gained through this time. that in and of itself is fairly miraculous. big giant credit moi.

also wanted to reiterate how greatly i value you all!!!! being able to vent and kvetch and lean on you has contributed hugely for keeping what little sanity i do have left. good luck to all the teachers, out there doin' it. here's to a wonderful school year. onebyone, you're an inspiration. bill, your daily postings are really comforting. maybe someday i'll have my act straightened out enough to have the mental energy to do it too!

have a great week. will work on posting often, but even when i don't i'm reading everyday. will also post a picture of the wedding cake as soon as i get it uploaded. i'm proud of what i did, even though i look at it and instantly generate a laundry list of ways it could be improved. it's gone and over. it got eaten, so i can't go back to that cake anyway.

thanks again - this may have gotten a little long!

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Well I stuck to the plan yesterday, ending week 2 on a good note. jumped on the scale and am down a tad: 0.2lbs. okay. The online group who are doing the same foodplan as me say that during week 2 most folks don't lose anything and anyway, I kept the 5lbs off + 0.2lbs more! woohoo credit moi.

So it's week 3 day 1 already. I had a whirlwind morning. found out the desk I was getting from my friend had to be got TODAY which required clearing out the corner of the living room it's going into and then a minute later I got a phonecall from the woman who will be my mentor, and I her apprentice, this fall semester, to meet her, finally, at the school to get the paperwork done for my project. She's hard to reach and itr had to be done this week... so i had to go do that too. (I am making handmade books on the topic of secrets. One book, one secret.)
So I had exactly 45min to clear out the space for the desk, something I've procrastinated about since the end of school in April! I did it, and then had to unload the car from the show yesterday. Made it downtown on time, had the talk, did the paperwork. DH showed up at the school, as I forgot my keys. He brought them to me, then he had lunch & I ran to hardware store for the ceramic studio, and then we met up and got to the car to avoid a parking ticket at 1:30pm. Rental car due back at 2pm. Came home, dropped off new desk and went to hardware store for DH and I decided to paint the two walls where my new desk/workspace will be. Chose Bermuda Cocktail a great vibrant blue (much like that blue actually). So I just made lunch, scallop stir fry using up many veggies from the fridge so they won't go bad. Kudos moi for eating my veggies.

I sort of have a ceramic studio holiday and after seeing how quickly I actually can re-claim a space I've decided to tackle the cleaning. I am delaying the gym until next week as I won't be going through the mall this week so no point using the free pass this week and I'll be very active getting my house in order. Cannot wait to paint! I am ready for change on many levels. This will certainly help and when I see how nice it looks I'll want more! The kitchen is next, with the paint to follow ONLY when the cleaning is done. Carrot and stick; delayed gratification. That works for me.

kuhljeanie Oh dear! Sorry to hear you hurt your toe. Well, the upside is you HAVE TO slow down now. Have to. I have been where you were. I have forced myself to make things, do things, do too much, take on too many things, too many people. It always goes the way your day went.
You will never forget icing that cake in the parking lot. Plus side: look what you can do even with little sleep and with many trials and errors behind you and you did it. Down side: wondering how you got into the position where you are icing a cake in a parking lot. Really big plus side: will be a hilarious story given the passage of time... Please take good care of yourself! We need you here! Glad you're getting others to do some of the work re: moving. and BIG HUGE FREAKIN' KUDOS on not turning to food. AWESOME.

shrinkin I think you may have been right about the lack of fluids. I had several coffees and only 4 cups of water and it was really hot. Each coffee probably drained away the water I did get in. As you see I am not at the gym but am taking care of things that really really need attention. My house is so chaotic... clutter and hoarding are my worst traits. I want to change that and it looks like I have a good start. Will stay active this week by doing housework. Next week gym. Congrats on staying OP! And for reigning yourself in after being a bit loose. I did the same. It takes willingness and discipline but I tell you, it's good to know we DO NOT have to go down the slippery slope. Yay for Beck getting that message through to me.

freerJazz hands always makes me laugh! Jazzercise always makes me think of Jane Fonda and her workouts: same era I think. I just saw my Jane Fonda workout album in the basement yesterday! She's doing the bicycle move while wearing a striped leotard, black tights and a sweatband on her head... big poofy semi-Farrah Fawcett type hair (funny how that's in again eh?) all while giving a big smile to the camera/viewer. No sweat visible... or no perspiring... men sweat. Ladies perspire. Hope your first day of school went way better than you ever imagined!

BillBlueEyes I always think of the ground cherry as the tomatillo. Never remember if they are the same and I am resisting going to wikipedia on it. Would rather ponder the mystery... I do think the tomatillo is larger... but I believe it too is in a husk. They are often used in salsa I do believe. I like them. Had them once or twice out of curiosity. hey! If you ever see a dragon fruit try it. OMG they are great. Expensive, like $6.99 each here, but good.http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/dragon_fruit.htm
And kudos on eating one cookie and not wanting one more and one more and one more... Awesome. When did you notice you never entertained the thought of more? Okay I couldn't take it I looked...and yep...tomatillo = ground cherry...hmmmm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo

goodnuff I am also learning not to eat until stuffed a la Thanksgiving. It is surprising how little reason I need to eat until way way way past full. And I can do this on good food bad food mediocre food... doesn't seem to matter... and I purposely GO FOR large quantities. I feel safe and secure eating a lot. Many behaviours tied to my past with this issue... doesn't mean I have to repeat them for the rest of my future. I think it's great you are following a plan of your choosing. That's incredible. Many kudos to you. I sense a sense of peace for you around food right now. I think once we are at peace, we can begin to allow other changes to enter. So long as I am battling my food, or me and my food, I can't let any other information in. Too busy fighting! Peace is where it's at. Great to feel that from you.

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Sorry that I have not checked in since I got back from vacation. I gained 5 lbs in three weeks and feel that is not all that bad. I have had a very hard time since I got back. I have not gained any but have not lost any. I am really having a hard time trying to get back into this. Plan on restarting the book again from chapter 1. Need to do something.
Well, I did bid on my school bus route and will be working 8 hrs a day. I also aced a challange test for special needs. If I had not done it I would have had to take a 4 hour boring class...glad that is done. We start school on Sept. 2...that will be good for me as I will be able to get into a routine..that helps we alot. Will try to check in more often and let you all know how I am doing. Really sorry for not being here for you.
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Diet Coaches Ate on plan during a period of work stress. Found a pint of corn nuts that I bought some months ago to give to one of my kids, but forgot. Ate an appropriate snack sized bunch for my scheduled afternoon snack, rather than what I would have historically deemed a nominal serving, i.e. one pint. CREDIT moi.

Jean (kuhljeanie) - That cake is one remarkable story; Big Kudos for staying the course and staying the course and staying the course. Sending supportive thoughts to your DH and to you during his time of trials. Reminding you that Job was blessed in his latter years and he lived to be 140. Keep the faith on your eating plan and exercise plan; would seem that you have more than a hundred years left to work it out.

onebyone Big Kudos for staying on plan to reach week 3. Congrats on keeping your loss of 5 pounds, and Kudos for keeping your wisdom during wiggly weight loss. LOL at "vibrant blue Bermuda Cocktail" - your playful creative side always blows me away.

RE: Ground Cherry. Yep, the tomatillo that is used to make salsa is also sometimes called a Ground Cherry. It's quite a bit larger. But this Ground Cherry is apparently a different variety.


angelmomma210 - Ouch for the difficulty getting back on track. Kudos for doing so and restarting Beck. There are several others starting, or re-starting, Beck now. If you choose to post about the day you're doing you might find a group here doing the same. And congrats for acing the disabilities test.

shrinkin - Kudos for staying on plan. Double Wammy Kudos for sticking to the no-alcohol part when faced with three, that's 3, in-your-face opportunities. And this seems like a major step toward thinking like a thin person: "Felt more empowered rather than cheated." Neato!

freer - OK, now you've got this going. First we'll legislate that Jazzercise be part of basic training. Then we'll get the UN to mandate that all soldiers must do one hour of Jazzercise before loading ammunition into rifles. After that, when we get bold, we'll mandate that both sides be required to Jazzercise together before battle. Then comes the big deal. Lastly, we'll replace battle with Jazzericse contests judged by an international panel of experts. Winner gets to strut about claiming victory and fire their guns into the air in celebration. There's a Nobel Peace Prize in this. Speaking of battle, how did you survive day one with a zillion second graders?


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An OP day yesterday. Had my one allowed glass of wine with dinner. I am going to continue working on alcohol control this week. Internist still would like me to have a glass a day. With a taste for nice wine, easy to go from one glass to two.

Found myself spending too much time thinking about food. Can I make it through the day. Methinks thin people don't perserverate over food. Is it possible to obsess too much over diet?

Made it to the pool yesterday before work and did very hard work out. A solid 35 min cardio. Legs sore and body a bit tired today. Today is another pool day. I will plan to go but may allow myself to just "go the distance". Lighten up if needed to get my time in. Also got in an unexpected walk at work and noted how much easier it is to walk.

Reread Chapters 3 and 4 yesterday. Must say that after the first read thru of the book, I am more confident of my ability to control my eating. Not that I am totally confident, but I am much better. Seeing many of the things she mentions in these chapters coming true, nice to think that others may also come true, especially: "You'll learn many techniques to refocus your attention so that hunger and craving lose their persuasive power...You'll learn...I can shift my focus to something else." Still working on that.

Today is Day 1:the ARC. She is right about the need to tell yourself the advantages over and over again. Knowing what I want and why I want it is the platform for success. Methinks that part has to be right in the front of my brain so the retrieval is virtually automatic. It is often the must have for rescure from sabotage.

I think this will be an interesting second trip through the book looking at progress in concepts and those that are still taking practice.

BBE-credit for restraint. Wondering if this was a challenge for you or you have reached a point that it is relatively easy, ie no struggle? I have had red and green tomatillos, but was assuming that your ground cherry tasted more like a cherry? Or tastes more like a tomato/tomatillo?

angelmomma210-Glad you are back! Congrats on the challenge test. Hope travails of life are minimal and you can post back soon.

onebyone-WooHoo for staying on plan, garnering a little more scale victory! Yup, we'll take any amount of loss, and some weeks, just staying level. Wow, that room sounds really blue to me! You are really high energy! Go, girl, go.

kuhljeanie-What an amazingly painful story! But, must admit that by the time I got to the end, I was thinking that this would be one of those stories you and DH look back on with a "remember the night..." and a laugh till you cry kind of feeling about it all. Sending best positive thoughts to your DH on life adjustments and giving him some big credits too for dealing with the grocery trips, kitchen chaos. Methinks you are pretty hard on yourself on the "feeling like a hack" business. Bet your learning curve has been really steep already; you are certainly doing spectactular from my vantage point. Glad you are offloading some things.

freer-Contrats on that Nobel Prize for you and BBE for defining a whole new method of warfare! Hope school is fun.

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K, I was up at 6 this morning, did my networking meeting, and now Im home waiting for my daughter to wake up before I head into the shop.

I got thru the weekend, but not without extreme difficulty! Hubby's birthday and our anniversary was a foodfest I am not proud of. Ive dusted off my book, and pulled out my workbook (again)

We head off to indianapolis one week from today. Eating away on the road for a week is going to be an issue. The good thing about most of the time away....I will be in classes from 8:30-6:30 with lunch provided. This will keep me from snacking all day!! Dinner should be ok, as long as Im not crazy hungry by then I will do a bit of grocery shopping before we go, so that I can have control over my breakfast, and midday snacks. I figured since they were supplying lunch, and I'll be eating very late in the evening, I should bring apples or something for midday.

Im looking forward to learning how to wrap and then get home and practice on my own car!!!

I think I'll get some laundry done while Im waiting for my daughter to wake up!

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Welcome to my blue room... I know you can't see it. I'll post a jpg when it's done so you can. It's ending up pretty fancy! Won't spoil the surprise...let's just say when you don't get enough paint (and I knew it at the store!) you have to be creative and problem solve. I LOVE my solution! BTW did you guys know that tech guys call the great outdoors and going outside "going to the blue room"? That always makes me laugh... sky=blue you know? get it? get it? eh?eh? hahaha! *breathing another big breath of paint fumes....* kidding about that... good ventilation here, just a wandering mind is all.

I had a great breakfast and today is cheap movie day. DH's pick. he wasn't too happy with the choices as they are all rather mediocre. That always makes me happy... I enjoy a good bad movie so long as it isn't boring. Bad plot? Bad acting? incomprehnsible logic? Awesome. I need to pack my lunch again and get my coffee at the theatre. It worked well last week for me... didn't even care about DH's popcorn and pop.

angelmomma210 Hello again! Nice to have you back fresh from vacation. I am also getting into a school routine in a few weeks and I know what you mean about doing better with a built-in routine. It does simplify your life and your choices. Happy to see you are planning ahead...

BillBlueEyes Excellent restraint at having a normal serving of corn nuts rather than the can. I would have thought "bonus!" and eaten them all at one time too... doesn't even seem you struggled with that. I think you have been sane in your choices for so long, and so consistently, correcting yourself when you do stray that normal behaviour is indeed becoming the norm for you. This is so fantastic! I hope for the same for myself one day.

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Found myself spending too much time thinking about food. Can I make it through the day. Methinks thin people don't perserverate over food. Is it possible to obsess too much over diet?
Problems often loom large when we focus on them to deal with them. An old therapist of mine once said "anything worth fighting fights back"... in this case facing your food issues means it will resurface again and again until it is resolved. These are your issues and mine as well. Better to be conscious and deal with it than not... when unconscious I eat and eat and eat. Cannot go back there again! you are doing really really well. And thank you so much for posting big posts too!

RobinW It's good you are planning ahead for your travels. I too am very tempted on the road and out of my routine, often with a case of "Oh I'll never be here again, see that again, have that again..." when it comes to new local food. I remember when I was at a buffet in Vegas i stayed OP because I adjusted my foodplan to "you can have whatever you want but NO Second Helpings", and I wasn't allowed to be morose if I gained some weight...had to get back on the wagon when I got home. That's worked a couple of times for me, and I do hold that as a backup plan if all else fails!
Wow and you'll know how to wrap a car. Boy I'd be tempted to wrap a car in some of my own designs! That'd be so fun! BTW can you wrap a rustbucket car? Like if it was rusty and full of holes, would the wrap (I picture a plastic wrap... is that what it is? or more like a stencil process?) "seal" the car like we are told to "seal in the freshness" of a sandwich?? just curious...

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Old 08-26-2008, 12:25 PM   #179  
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Wow and you'll know how to wrap a car. Boy I'd be tempted to wrap a car in some of my own designs! That'd be so fun! BTW can you wrap a rustbucket car? Like if it was rusty and full of holes, would the wrap (I picture a plastic wrap... is that what it is? or more like a stencil process?) "seal" the car like we are told to "seal in the freshness" of a sandwich?? just curious...
now there is an idea. The wrap would certainly keep stuff from falling off! Unfortunately the vinyl wont stick for long to the rusted areas. But Im sure it would do for a year....maybe 2! But Id be afraid when taking the vinyl off.....Im sure what wanted to fall off would cling to the vinyl and pull anything remotely loose with it.

We leave next tuesday morning, I'll try to take lots of pictures!
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spoke too soon about keeping my eating in check. i had a full-blown binge in the middle of the afternoon. AT WORK. should have been preparing for discovery sessions this week for a new project, and instead, i went out for food and actually brought it back and ate it at my desk. i knew what i was doing, knew that i could choose to use beck strategies to stop, but i honestly didn't want to. just felt too tired to fight. i would have felt better afterwards if i'd been able to purge, but i've never been a binge/purger. just a binger. today was marginally better. since i started commuting i haven't had time to make my morning eggs, and i get so hungry without that protein. i'll need to figure something else out but haven't had the time. last night (after getting stuck in traffic for 1 1/2 hrs) i went for a walk, took a long hot bath, and went to bed. wasn't hungry at all, so skipped dinner. i guess credit moi? for not eating when not hungry, and for taking care of myself. just taking one day at a time. i like that quote: "anything worth fighting fights back." will have to share with DH. he'd probably benefit from it too.

thank you all, AGAIN, for the support! i know i'll look back on this past weekend and be able to really roll my eyes and smile. i've attached a cake picture too. bride called yesterday to say she really enjoyed it, which is nice. and yes, i can logically see that expecting myself to now have the same technical skill level as someone who's been doing this for years isn't realistic. it's just hard to see it in your mind and not be able to execute the way you want. the flowers came out very nice, and real-looking. the buttercream and stacking leave a little to be desired.

anyway, i'm keeping the faith. i'm going to the gym this afternoon to walk. the more healthy behaviors i can hold on to, the better, right?
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