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Monday, June 8, 2009

Training for the Mind

amazing 3 lb loss since last Monday...

I have not been to the gym in 5 days. It wasn't wholly intentional. I was preparing myself before donating blood, then recovering after donating. Then it was Thursday and I was so tired. And then Friday was the date. And then this weekend I felt the urge to sleep greater than the urge to move it move it. I have slept some serious hours. I wonder if I could be a professional sleeper.

Perhaps the loss is evidence that the Gabriel Method is working. The whole "Safe to be Thin" concept might be sinking into my psyche. That would be a lovely thing. It is particularly interesting to see the 3 lb loss this week as the week before I worked my ass off and gained those 3 lbs. Remember that 5 on the scale? Well, it isn't too far away now. Again. But I'm not fixated. Nope. A few weeks ago, I made that declaration that I could live the rest of my life at 2xx so maintaining this is just as good. Hear that subconscious? It is safe here. Breathe.

I'll be in management training all week...you know the kind? Where they throw all this rhetoric at you, then you have to act it out in little skits with each other to simulate practical usage, all the while pretending not to be concerned about the daily work you're missing and no one on your team is qualified to do in your absence which you'll likely have to do in the evening hours? Yeah, that type of training. Oh I love it. As my team is fond of telling me, that's why they pay me the big bucks. So not funny. Maybe it would feel like big bucks if I were sharing my life and my expenses with someone, but all on my own, it is nothing but paycheck to paycheck.

They will feed us to keep us in the room like caged animals. It is going to be tough. I'm not really a sandwich person. They usually have salad with no protein, hopefully I'll just sneak in my own dressing. Does anyone know where to get whole flax seeds? I wish there was a Whole Foods near me. Might have to take a drive. Pay day cannot come soon enough.

Hope everyone has a great Monday.


Carolina Girl said...

I'm so far behind on your posts!

The fondue date sounds fabulous...and he brought you flowers??? Now that's a man. I'm so glad you had a good time! Your body (and mind) definitely needed some relaxation. I haven't been to the gym since last week either. Today is the day I start back - kickin it into high gear!

♥georgie♥ said...

WTG on the 3lbs...yanno I have never tried flax seeds but we dont have a whole foods near us either...I hope you find some

Sarah said...

Safe to be thin. Exactly how do you get your mind to believe it? That's my struggle.

Have fun at your training!

Donna C said...

Awesome job on the 3 lbs. Sounds like your body needed a rest & some fun. Fondue & flowers...he sounds like a good one! :-)
I'm doing my best to off-set all the eating out I did this weekend as well. Even got myself up & out this morning for a 3 mile walk in the RAIN & cold. That's HUGE for me. Usually I'd be making excuses...

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