Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Small victories

First off, let me thank everyone who responded to yesterday's post.  I don't like that I'm down here with company but hopefully we can all help each other find our way out!

The Mr has Mondays off for the summer so we went back to the zoo.  I decided not to take the camera just because I didn't want to worry about it and of course we saw all kinds of picture worthy stuff.  The Mr said if I had it then we probably wouldn't have seen those things because it's like a Murphy's law kind of thing.  But I suppose I probably wouldn't have wanted to stare at a pic of a gargantuan elephant penis from a pachyderm taking a pee and a dump at the same time.  Mmm hmm.  It was so humid and gross with the occasional breeze.  I packed us a lunch to eat just before we went in.  A turkey sandwich for us both and carrots, a peach and plum for him and apple and grapes for me.  For snacks I brought him a 100 calorie pack of almonds and me a mini box of raisins in case we got that low blood sugar thing like we did last time.  Last time we had ice cream, cotton candy and animal crackers.  We were overheating big time and the lukewarm water in the fountains wasn't cutting it.  This time the worst thing we cooled off with was a small cherry Icee that we split and I was proud of us.  Maybe this seems like a failure to some but given we passed funnel cakes, big soft pretzels, ice cream, pizza, burgers and everything else you can think of...this was a victory.

Another victory?  The Mr's Sea-Band worked!  For those who remember our last attempt at carnival rides a few weeks ago, you know the Mr was not doing so hot.  He ordered Sea-Bands to see if the acupressure point would work and it did!  We went on the Scrambler, which he got green on before and he was fine.  Then it was on to the dreaded Tilt a Whirl.


We were across from a little girl who was about 10 in a pod by herself and she said she wanted to go fast and the Mr told her to lean her head back and it would make her spin fast.  She was all over that.  As we got moving, we were spinning a little then I saw him lean into it to make us spin like mad.  Oh well thanks!  I had to close my eyes a few times but was laughing too.  I kept asking if he was okay and he said he was fine.  When we got off, the lady who ran the ride asked if *I* was okay!  She must've only seen me when I had my eyes closed.  I was fine once I left the ride area but the Mr was great and declared himself ready to tackle the big parks when we're able.  That's a good thing...I think.

I burned 900 calories which was decent even though my hips felt like they were going to fall off.  The other night we went to Whole Foods to pick up some Hain Baking Powder since mine is pretty expired.  We flipped the can over and the "best by" date was in 3 weeks!!  Uh, hello!?  When we asked if they had any more in the back that wasn't on the verge of being past it's prime, the guy was all "you'll just have to bake all of your muffins, cakes and cookies in the next couple of weeks!"  No...no, I won't.  See ya.  I was grateful to see on our way home from the day with the animals, a health food store I remembered actually had it and it's good until December!  Salt and gluten free Hain baking powder to last me through the Fall/early winter baking season!  It was a day of small victories.

What are your small victories?

This post contains a few Amazon affiliate links.  Should you buy through them, I'll get a few cents back.  Maybe enough to make one of those souvenir penny's from the zoo the next time I go!  Ooooh!

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12 comments:

  1. I had a great day with you and I am proud of us for not going overboard this time around. I am also thrilled that the sea bands did their thing. I won't say it was a miracle cure kind of thing because I still felt some symptoms while on the rides but at least when I was done riding I was able to stand up and didn't have to sit in the fetal position in order to feel better after the rides. And I was actually able to somewhat enjoy the rides while on them so that is a big plus. I highly recommend those to anyone who has motion sickness symptoms. Those will come in handy on the ferry to Lanai as well!

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    1. Me too! :) I was glad to see the Sea Bands seemed to work for you. I don't think you were any more dizzy than I was when I got off which is good! Yes, they'll DEFINITELY work for the night boat ride back from Lanai. God I thought we were gonna ralph!

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  2. What b.s. about that baking soda. For as much as Whole Foods charges for stuff, it damn well better be fresh. I'd be tempted to write the baking soda company and let them know how Whole Foods is treating their product (hey, you might get a coupon out of it).

    Small victories? I met all my goals yesterday. I walked 8 miles and did an hour of yoga AND stayed in my calorie ranges (while not having any "extras" at work). I'm also still on my No Pop kick (it's almost 40 days now).

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    1. You may be right. I'm sure they would love to know a place like WF is screwing their customers and a coupon would be nice given how expensive it is!

      Good on ya for meeting those goals! 40 days...you rock!

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  3. Yay...on the zoo..I love going to the zoo..the walks...the cute animals...

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    1. Me too! Great way to get in your exercise without feeling like you are. (Well, until the next day, that is. I'm sore!)

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  4. Small victories are what it is really all about! Good for you guys.
    My small victory is to start fresh every meal with making good choices. To not dwell on any previous 'bad choices' and just keep on going!

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  5. Those are HUGE Victories! Yea for you and the Mr!
    My small victory was eating in range yesterday and walking even though it was 90 and I was sweating like a beast and my hubs had to keep stopping to wait for me! Ugh...but I did it!

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  6. I'm behind on reading, but I want you to know I'm pulling for you! You'll find your groove again!

    Good call on the shared icee. Cold, small(ish) amount of sugar, and a tad bit romantic in that it was shared with your sweetie. :)

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  7. Congrats on those victories!!! You needed a day like that after the past couple of weeks you've had. My small victories are two full days of abstinent eating (for me that means eating only what is on my food plan and at the times I planned and nothing else) and exercising when I got home from work (as pooped as I was). And another weird one is that I'm doing "active" things around the house as soon as I get home such as laundry, dishes, things like that, before I even sit down. It just gives me a sense of accomplishment for those little things.

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