There's no school today, so I am spending some fun time with my daughter. She is still getting over her sinus infection but feeling well enough to be out and about. She just tires more easily, so I keep the outings short.
I am back in that place where I went off plan for a meal, ate some sugar, and am suffering the resultant joint pain and headaches. You know, maybe I am a hard head, but I think I am *finally* in a place where I can say "this just sucks and is not worth it anymore, and I can truly see giving up sugar for the rest of my life. I value my health more than that temporary sweet fix." I have thought it before but my heart wasn't in it. I was mourning the "loss" of sugary goodies, but at this point, I am so over it. The pain is not worth it at all. Sugar just affects me too negatively. I may have a square of extra dark chocolate once in awhile (later, in maintenance) but the rest of it? No thanks.
New motivation: There was this really pretty suede winter coat in a catalog. I've been wanting a coat like that for some time. I thought about buying it but wasn't sure what size to get, plus it was $100. Well, last week it went on sale, more than half off, so I went ahead and ordered it in a Medium. It came 2 days ago. I tried it on. It fits *except* it is about one inch away from buttoning! I won't wear it until it can button; it reminds me of those days when the only winter coat I had, a 3X, was too tight to zip, and I walked around with it hanging open, freezing all winter. Not doing that again! I think if I lost 15 pounds it would fit perfectly. Hopefully I can get that done before winter's over.
That's all for now. Catch you later.
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