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Monday, November 21, 2016

My husband is away, hunting with his buddies. I always miss him but I like that he gets to go do his thing and I know he's so happy when he's in the woods. Plus, I sure love having a freezer full of healthy meat. We missed our time at the dog park yesterday because of a snow storm. My dog adores the snow but the roads weren't good and I didn't want to risk it. So when I miss a day I really need to motivate myself to go again the day after. This morning we were pumped! Had a healthy breakfast (chicken soup I made yesterday), tucked the sick kitten in to bed so I didn't have to worry about him injuring himself when I'm away. I was ready for a great day. I had planned on coming home to do laundry and start packing, since we will be moving soon. Grabbed a tea on the way and my pup was stoked to be at the park in the snow, even though we were the only ones in sight. I let her run and have fun while I put on a podcast and started doing my usual laps. About 1000 steps in I suddenly felt a pinch in my upper back and thought this couldn't be good. I started stretching and got so much worse. I found it so painful to breathe. I made it to a bench and was able to lay down and I just stayed put for a while. The pain was getting worse. Oh no, this is not what I need. I don't think I should have driven home in that state but stupidly I did. I don't have any friends in this town and with my partner away I was out of luck. Ended up spending the day in bed. Jeez. I also ate an entire pizza, telling myself it's a thin crust so its not so bad. And I ate fast food...which I do regularly but this time I ate the fries. Ugh, I'm mad at myself. My support system is gone so I let that be a reason to eat. The worst part is, I'm still hungry. I'd die for a big bowl of pasta right now. I'm trying to remember to be gentle with myself. To love myself. I think between the stress last week of my cat news and my partner being away and now my back going out, I just kind of let that all sabotage my progress. Oh well, I can't let little upsets kill my work. Get over it. I do have something to celebrate. Despite having consumed so much garbage in the last week, I logged it all. I walked every single day, even when we skipped the park I made sure I got a reasonable amount of steps in at home. I guess I wasn't a complete failure. Tomorrow I will get on the scale and I hope I didn't gain anything, besides insight. I hope you all are having a good start to the week. Photo: laid down at the park and Clover rushed over to give me face kisses (I don't like face kisses but she got me here)
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    I am so sorry that you were in such pain. I hope that you are feeling a lot better. Today is a new day. Don't beat yourself up. You would not beat me up, would you? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1711 days ago
    Get back up, dust yourself off , tomorrow is another day. You can do this even if it's one second at a time break it down...... emoticon
    1712 days ago
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    Thats ok we all have days when we break/bend or even forget to do all the good things, You fall off you get back on. No problem emoticon
    1712 days ago
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    Take good care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon
    1712 days ago
    emoticon Feel better soon. You are not a failure!
    1712 days ago
    I think you are a success. Look at everything you did right!

    Also, your body is adjusting. The less carbs you eat, the less you will crave. I am always super hungry after eating too much pizza crust. Sometimes, I just eat the toppings off the pizza, and I can still enjoy the pizza without getting too many carbs. I am diabetic so I really have to watch the carbs.

    I hope you feel better soon!

    Luv the pic!
    1712 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2016 1:07:04 PM
    Hope u feel better soon. emoticon I can relate to the eating fast food. We haven't cooked at home for several days now. When we have extra money, we tend to "Eat" it. It's all about convenience, so convenient to run through drive thru or order for delivery. So yea, I can totally relate. We'll get back on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
    so sorry you are in such pain. hope you feel better very soon. Your eating all that fast food was your body wanting comfort in the form of food for all the pain you were in, which is natural for most of us.. so do not worry. as soon as you feel better it will be back to healthy eating

    love Clover. such a beautiful dog

    our belgium teuveran was cute like that when we got him as a puppy
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