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Feeling guilty and guilty pleasures

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I reached a mini goal yesterday- 10 pounds down! It was a fabulous moment to step on the scale and see that! How did I celebrate? I had a guilty pleasure- Stacy's pita chips- Cinnamon Sugar no less- but they were so good! I them immediately felt guilty for eating them. Yesterday was my off day from working out- again, guilt set in. I'm doing so well- why should I let myself feel guilty?

I am scared to fail- I am scared to succeed- I am just all around scared. I have made so many better choices for myself and my family- fast food- NO WAY- Dunkin Donuts- no thanks- Stacy's Pita chips- Yes please- and the guilt.

I am not perfect, why should I expect myself to be? It's very hard for me to not have the all or nothing mentality. I find myself getting frustrated with the S.L.O.W. weight loss, yet I know that I am doing what I need to do to get healthier and lose weight and get stronger. It's kind of my yo-yo mentality vs. my yo-yo dieting.

It's time to amp up my DONE mentality! Done with beating myself up and begin loving myself even more!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Great job on losing 10 pounds! Keep up the good work. Don't beat yourself up over little mistakes.. Just learn from them and move forward. emoticon Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 9/5/2010 1:13PM

    Congrats on your weight loss! That's emoticon

This journey is all about finding the right moderation. You have to be able to enjoy some treats occasionally and maybe just in smaller portions. Then you don't feel guilty. For instance, I told one of my friends who just celebrated her bday and they were going to have cake, just have a very small piece with a small amount of frosting/icing. Then you don't feel deprived nor do you feel guilty and that you're completely off track. Does that make sense?

We are all scared of failure. But just remember that slow & steady wins the race emoticon You are making lifestyle changes for you and your family. It is all worth it in the long run!

YOU WILL DO THIS! emoticon

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MCSNYDER1 9/4/2010 9:45PM

    Congratulations on the 10 pounds! I haven't done that yet! Thanks also for stopping by my superwoman blog! I noticed on your status that you are exhausted. Superwomen usually are---you know, I decided just a couple weeks ago that I can't do it all and you know what? The world has not come to an end.

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/3/2010 10:19PM

    Congrats on your 10 pounds! You are awesome. I am glad you are DONE - that must feel terrific!~

Rock on with your bad self.


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BENJAMINSBABY 9/2/2010 10:43PM

    CONGRATS on being 10 lbs down! That's fantastic!!! You totally deserved those pita chips! But I get how you feel; I'm the same way. Just remember, everything in moderations ;) I am a super slow loser too, so if you ever need support, I'm here for you! Keep up the great work!

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CRIMSONSTARS 9/2/2010 9:58PM

    you don't have to feel guilty about a guilty pleasure! you worked hard, and you deserve something for yourself. congrats on your mini goal met!

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JODIANN421 9/2/2010 9:37PM

    I don't feel guilty about things like that, just try to stay in your ranges. I am not going to deprive myself of anything because I want to be able to maintain this for life. And I know I am not going to be able to stay away from coffee ice cream for life!! lol Congrats on your 10lb loss!! great job!

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RUNGIRLRUNNC 9/2/2010 9:30PM

    10 pounds down is a success worth celebrating! I am a very S-L-O-W loser too so I can empathize with your frustration, but you can do it! Look, you are already doing it!


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