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Getting Back On.

By Marensmorsels @marentweets

I was one lucky duck this morning.

I went out into my kitchen, thinking I’d have apple slices dipped in my favorite peanut butter (Peanut Butter CO. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl)… But someone had left a peanut butter jar on the counter for recycling.

Getting back on.

Total SCORE. And it was the “family size” jar. AND ONE!

I had to make some oats in a jar. Into the jar went:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 2 drops vanilla
  • a heaping handful raspberries
  • a small drizzle of honey.

Getting back on.

The big jars get my fingers extra messy.


This breakfast was around 300 calories.

Getting back on the train.

It always seems to me, that getting back on the healthy eating/living train is the hardest. Getting on it in the first place is a little challenging, but it’s nothing compared to getting off for a vacation or something and trying to get back on after.

Getting back on.

I’ve really struggled with this the last few weeks. I just felt a lot of frustration and confusion. I’m still eating really well, I’m back to getting my fitness in every day, I have my healthy guidelines to keep me on track but it’s the little things. It’s all the little pretzel snacks I would have skipped on before, and the extra bites of sugar.  Before vacay I was very strict about this stuff and only had it occasionally. I’ve become a little more lax about it now.

On the weight loss: I’ve jumped up a few pounds. I’m back up around 162. Which is okay. I’m taking this whole weight loss part of the journey slow. I’ve still lost a legitimate 13 pounds. That’s like an entire cat! Slow weight loss is true weight loss. Yes, I still want to be down around 155, maybe 150 if it’s how life plays out. But I don’t have to get there tomorrow.

I was feeling so upset about the little gain and my more lax attitude. In the past I’ve gotten paranoid about gaining everything back. But then I realized, I really liked myself when I was heavier too. I’m the exact same person  at 180 pounds as I am at 150. So there shouldn’t be any fear or worry. This was sort of a break through for me and I realized that it’s okay to maintain here at 162 for a while. I don’t have to be 155 by a certain date. I’d just like it to happen… sometime… in the future.

I’ve talked about it before, but this time I really want my new healthy living habits, including the weight loss, to be long term. The main goal is to be able to do all these healthy things in the real day-to-day. That way they’ll be habits that last forever.

Slow and steady (usually) wins the race


Tell me about you!!! I want to know…

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Would you rather have a blueberry or a raspberry?

Have you ever had a hard time getting back on a train?

Do you ever get the chocolate sprinkles?

I never get the chocolate ones… why would I want brown sprinkles when I could have rainbow?!

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