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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


We are going through some major transitions at work.  Yes, that is plural, not a typo.  These changes are going to be long and hard.  In the end, however, I believe things will be better.  So, why am I discussing this on a weight loss blog?

Because not once in this whole time, have I thought "Boy, I need a cookie!" or "I think a lot of ice cream would make me feel better."  No, "I've had a hard day, I deserve something good to eat."  I will admit to hitting the diet cherry limeade pretty hard, but to me that is a wholly different thing.  Especially if the whole artificial sweetener thing is ignored, as I am doing now!

Funny thing is, I hadn't realized that until this afternoon.  I was discussing the latest development with another member of the management team and felt myself getting antsy to walk.  The sun was shining, I knew it was warm and I needed to walk a lap or two... or three...  I needed to clear my head.  Even funnier thing is, as the conversation drew to a close, he said he thought I needed a walk!  He's a very perceptive man.  He's a mental health specialist. 

It made me so happy to hear his comment.  I knew he was recognizing my new found stress reliever.  As I walked, I realized that I hadn't turned to food in my stress.  In fact, food has really moved down the list of concerns for me.  I eat what I'm supposed to eat, when I'm supposed to eat it and I move on.  Believe me, I have other concerns!!

Now, please do me a favor and don't tell anyone OK?  As soon as word gets out that I'm doing well, I go do something stupid.  And, if I do have to come back in a day or two and confess a slushie instead of a diet cherry limeade, please don't be too harsh with me.


  1. I try not to do artificial sweeteners too often, but sometimes when I want something sweet I hit the diet lime cordial. It seems to give me a sweet hit. I try not to think of all the artifical everything that is in it, but the calories are so perfect lol.

  2. Good for you - changes in the office are rarely easy and rarely conflict free. You are learning to work through stress in new ways. That's HUGE! Congratulations and keep it up.

  3. That is soooo awesome!!! I bet you feel great!! Keep up the great work my Friend!!!You are making a huge difference in your health!!

    Stay focused!

  4. not worries atall lolol you are a ROCK STAR and ya know what they occasionally fall off the stage but as long as you get up and finish the song it'll be ok! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. Just found your blog and wow, lady, you are doing GREAT! Can't wait to get to know you better ~

  6. Good for you! You are doing AWESOME!