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Taking a Week Off - NOT a Good Idea

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I took this past week off from my diet... was just finding it hard to keep up with it while the kids are home for Christmas break - WOW!!! So NOT a good idea! In a week, I've gained 4lbs back and some inches. I thought I could control things - with a little moderation... but the fact is... without Sparkpeople... I'm lost!!!!

I'm not angry with myself for doing it... but I'm definitely disappointed. Just proved to myself that this MUST be a LIFE STYLE CHANGE... NOT a "joy ride"!

The sad thing is, that the kids keep asking, "Mom, are you still on your diet?"

I'd answer, "Yeah." But inside I felt like I was lying... guess I kind of was.

[Note to self: When the kids ask, "Mom, are you still on your diet?" this indicates a HUGE RED FLAG that I'm getting off track!]

My husband still isn't too supportive... I almost feel that he looks at it like "well, she's done this before." He probably should be the one I look to for the support and encouragement... but I'm thinking that the kids are much better in this area. I've given up "fretting" over him... but I also lost focus of what I am trying to accomplish here! So... my week of ho-humming around is OVER!!!

Sparkpeople... HERE I COME!!! Treadmill... I'm THERE!!! Dumbbells... GET READY!!!
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SLUCIO1 12/28/2011 8:59PM

    Funny my kids do the same thing --they notice when I get off my healthy diet. I'm glad you realize and your ready to get back on the wagon of healthy weight loss it sure is hard during this time of year but taking small steps sure help.

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TXSASSY76 12/28/2011 11:38AM

You are ABSOLUTELY right!!! It can be fun... I think my comment about it not being a "joy ride" was mostly made because although I do tend to have fun when working out and living a healthier lifestyle... it's work... and for me, work is never fun. I think for me, I just need to remember to change things up from time to time and not think about it so much as work, but more of a challenge.... because I do LOVE a good challenge. I'm a very competitive person... so viewing it that way may be the key for me.

Thanks for your positive feedback & encouragement!

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POSITIVE_ONE 12/28/2011 10:42AM

    Great attitude!! Kids as a RED FLAG is great!! My children are generally more honest than my spouse and hold me much more accountable. They do not sugar coat things.

But, I do have to question one said:

Just proved to myself that this MUST be a LIFE STYLE CHANGE... NOT a "joy ride"!

So, my question back to you is, why can't it be both?? Why can we not make life style changes that we enjoy. Do some thing to change things up once in a while that provide us the ability to remain healthy but still 'enjoy the ride'.

In my walk, my joy ride was working out with people from the office. We encouraged one another and what at first was difficult and a chore turned into something fun. Now that I am unable to run, I had to come up with a new thing that turned the exercise I dreaded into fun. So, I started working out at the gym with my wife and daughter. I needed to find ways to make things enjoyable or I would not do them.

Being healthy is work, but it does not mean it cannot be fun.


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