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Confess the Mess and Move On

Sunday, July 22, 2012

No more hiding for me! That is, no more posting only my good days and when I've lost a few pounds. I realize not tracking my slip-ups is preventing me from
seeing the yo-yo trap I've fallen into.

I'll track my foods until I realize I've gone way over my caloric intake, then say forget it. From now on, everything is tracked good and bad.

I'm weighing in AND posting every Saturday whether I've lost, stayed the same, or gained.

My confession: Someone gave me a very large candy or cookie jar (whatever your choice), and I couldn't wait to fill it up.

I really thought I had the will power to limit my portions of the 10lb. bag of assorted Hershey nuggets which filled the jar to the brim.

I was kidding myself!

I consumed half the bag before finally coming to my senses and giving the rest away. I had to get those chocolates out of my house! I didn't realize how addictive those little goodies are...not to mention the calories!

Needless to say this cost me five pounds! And to think I was almost in onederland.

I wasn't going to post my weight until I lost the five...again, but decided it's time to confess the mess, and move on!

From now on I'm telling on myself. If I look at my failures, I know I'll get tired of the same old setbacks and get it together!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

4EVER21B 8/18/2012 11:10PM

    Confession is good for the soul. It is the first step towards healing and then moving on. Proud of ya! emoticon

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WALKINGCHICK 7/22/2012 5:15PM

    You go girl! Very inspirational thoughts, and you have been really helpful to me - I have been struggling recently.
Have a really great week, and I'm sure your weigh in next weekend will be cool! emoticon

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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/22/2012 5:03PM

    What a powerful post! Thank you for sharing these simple, but powerful statements.
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Has Life Knocked You Down? It's Time to Get Back Up!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The year of 2011 was the most trying year for me as my youngest daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain disease which required two surgeries within four months of each other.

On top of that, I was trying to care for a very difficult and unreasonable family member who gave me no support during this difficult time. Dealing with this person was actually worse than going through this difficult time with my daughter!

Needless to say, all of my energy and time went into helping everyone which left me physically and mentally drained until finally I just shut it all down...even Spark People! I must have been totally gone!

I've decided it's time to get back up and live again!

My daughter is doing much better, and I've decided life is to short to keep feeding into toxic people!

I really missed reading all the inspirational blogs, and being part of the spark teams. I didn't realize how much support I had here until I left.

I've learned a few things while I was away:

Life is always going to bring challenges and setbacks, but I'm learning it's okay to put one's self first.

i don't have to be everything to everybody, but I do have to take care of me!

I don't have to give an answer the first time someone ask something of me. i can say "I'll let you know later."

I don't have to answer my phone every time you call or explain why I did not answer the phone!

I've decided this year, I'm not caving in to crazy, unreasonable demands!

I've decided I'm not holding my true feelings inside while others feel they can say anything they want even if it's cruel! I do have a voice!

I've learned to pick my battles. Some things are just not worth responding to. Save your energy and your emotions!

Guilt is a waste of time! Learn from your mistakes and move on!

The most important lesson I've learned is, take time for you!

  
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4EVER21B 2/11/2012 1:20PM

    welcome back! I love your spirit and determination. Prayers for you and your daughter.

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4AMAZINGME 1/15/2012 1:43PM

    Good for you for finding your voice.
I hope your daughter continues to improve and that the prognosis is good.
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