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Being Honest

Friday, December 09, 2011

Up and Down...up and down!! For the last 6 months that is the way of my scale. How does a person eat the correct amount of calories and yet gain 2 pounds in a week? I can easily gain 5 lbs in a week. How is my weight only 6 lbs up from 6 months ago (and my dishonesty blames that on quitting smoking) and my waist is almost 4 inches bigger?
Watching Biggest Loser last week I heard Dolvett Quince, who is my favorite trainer on the show, say to the contestant. "Be honest with yourself. When you get honest with yourself the weight never comes back" That has stuck in my head all week.
Well its time for me to be honest with myself.
I cannot eat like alot of people.
I cannot be sedentary.
God did not make me like that.
I sometimes think it would be nice to be able to eat whatever I want and not think about is it good for me or how many calories is that. Yep, that would be nice but its not my reality.
Being honest.....
I have to eat foods low in fats, sugars, and empty calories
I have to exercise every day, no matter how short the session is
I have to stop making excuses
I have to stop denying that I'm off track
I have to admit that these 5 lbs gained will continue to grow and eventually be 50 lbs
I need to do yoga to feel my best
I need to not just blog about this and talk about this, I need to do this!!

Now that I've written this all down, I need to take action!

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    This post is EXACTLY how I feel. And the biggest loser always motivates me. I love Dolvett also. He's my favorite and I hope they keep him on. I didnt care for Anna Kournikova.
    2253 days ago
    It's so hard to learn what is best for your own body. Other people will always be giving you suggestions. Try the ones you want to, keep the ones that work, and disregard the rest. Yes, we all have to learn and be honest with ourselves. But also remember that your body will naturally fluctuate a few pounds on its own for a variety of reasons. When I am on my feet too much or my arthritis acts up, I will gain water weight. I weigh heavier right after I drink coffee or a lot of water (and before they've worked their way out of my body.) Just try your best and remember to pay attention to the little things your body is telling you. Good luck.
    2263 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I feel your pain. If we can't be honest with ourselves who should we be honest with. Your list has put me where I also need to be.....I'm not fooling anyone, but myself and I am only "hurting" myself...so...today (and hopefully) here after being honest with myself is going to be a priority. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    2263 days ago
    I am in the same boat and so understand how hard it is. I am with you on this. I too need to take action. Good luck to both of us my friend.

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    2263 days ago
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