Posted in Food, Life + Living

Independence, not indulgence day ;)

I got my big floppy hat and I’m ready for a day in the sun! We’re heading to Grandma’s house for a barbeque where I will have to battle the urge to eat massive quantities of brownies, cake, cookies, and creamy salads. After that, were off to a cruise along the river, and fireworks around 10.

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I had a good breakfast, and even a small protein based snack so that I’m not ravenous when we get to lunch.

I know that complete denial of all sweets will backfire on me, so I’m going for the “small tastes” strategy. ^_^

Happy independence day!

Posted in Fitness, Overeating, Self-Reflection

Bringing fitness back to MegsFitness

I’m a member of Nerd Fitness and have been using the Academy Facebook group for inspiration, motivation, camaraderie, advice, support, etc. for quite a few months now.

What’s cool is that I’ve even added a few new friends to my Facebook feed so that they can get sick of me even sooner 😉 *waves at Ginny, Robin, and Rachel*

I’m still feeling the loss of the Weight Loss Warriors. The academy, though, and the ’round the clock support is priceless.

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One of the ‘rules’ of the Academy is “never two in a row.” I can usually use it as a mantra to keep things on an even keel. Today is a total wash, but I know tomorrow will start fresh and I’ll be able to make really healthy choices.  The biggest hurdle is going to be stopping eating when I’m full rather than mindlessly munching just because food is available. My strategy is to eat freggies, avoid sugar, and drink lots of water. When I’m no longer hungry, I’m going to get rid of my plate and eating utensils, and possibly even relocate to a different room. I’ll get plenty of exercise walking tomorrow, so I’m not worried about that.

I also want to post here more often, even if it’s just a shorter entry. I need to track my fitness over the next twelve months and I want to be proud of what I see.