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Vlog - Where I've Been, wits end cuz I gained
Monday, March 05, 2012
What I've been up to, I gained weight and I'm frustrated, and William talks about a bandaid placement I didn't know about
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I watched a couple of your Vlogs and read your post this morning which I commented on but you do seem a bit deflated in your Vlog and I absolutely understand. I lost a grand total of about 10 lbs since last June. It can be so tempting to say F' it.
What I wanted to say, although it was an earlier Vlog that you mentioned it was that it is okay to eat something you want that isn't on your plan on occasion. If you are making the right choices, then having something you really want is not going to be the end all and is natural. Maybe going out to have a big ice cream sundae is not a good idea but allow yourself some ice cream that you really love. If Cuban food looks wonderful, then enjoy a Cuban meal. Everything in moderation and that means we do get to have some of the things we love. Our challenge is learning how to have just some and not all.
Allow yourself something now and again because it makes this journey bearable. It sounds to me like you have worked so hard and have made wonderful choices and have established habits that aren't going away. Once you have done that, it is easier to allow yourself to eat something that you love while knowing it is not going to throw you back into the old patterns and habits that got us where we were to begin with.
It is incredibly frustrating to see the posts of people who have lost a gazillion pounds in what seems to be 5 minutes doing nothing more than I have done. I feel ya there! Makes me want to scream and makes me want to tell that person to shove it. But I don't. I congratulate and encourage because that is what being a better person is about and that is part of my journey as well. Not to begrudge what others have when I feel I deserve it too. (speaking about myself now, not you.)
Stick with it. The scale may go up, down or nowhere but you are healthier.
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Comment edited on: 3/6/2012 9:10:28 AM
You said some of the most important thing...Exercise has become habit, you feel better, you aren't as depressed. Those are wonderful nonscale victories.
As I listen to this Vlog, I get it. I am not a good dieter so I had to learn portion control. While my weight loss has been slow I do not deprive myself of anything and that may mean I have a 1/2 pound loss or no loss or even a gain some weeks but that is ok. I have found a way to make it work for me.
Now you just need to find the right formula that works for you.
Yes I understand they want us to eat healthy all the time, but come on. Try focusing on exercise and making healthier eating choices most of the time. You are human you will have slip ups, but that is ok. Acknowledge it, accept it and move on.
If I can help you along the way just let me know. But hang in there.
1664 days ago
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