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Saturday, April 14, 2012



Well here I am again. Where did my willpower go? Has anybody seen it? I have ate horrible this week. Seriously. Why would I do this after being so thrilled at Onederland last week?

My grandma had colon surgery this week.
My kids are on Spring Break.
My husband started on dayshift and although I love it, it is different actually being able to eat dinner/go out for dinner.
My mother in law fell and broke her arm last week, adding extra worry and stress.

These are just a few of the excuses I've told myself this week while I was being lazy and eating crap. This morning I have finally told myself that it is bull. Life is full of things that are going to be hard. You have to be strong. Food is not going to make you feel any better. Yes it is comforting, but the sugary junk is also deceiving. It is out to hurt you even more.
It is going to try and destroy all your hard work and effort. Put you further down in the rut wanting you to stay there.

But guess what? You do not have to stay there. You can pull yourself out. What I'm realizing fast about myself is..



So this morning, I am writing you with a clear head. Without guilt because today IS a new day. A chance to make up for yesterdays mistakes, because most of the time that is what they are. I am not perfect, after 16 months on this journey I am finally going to stop beating myself up for not being just that.


I'm realizing that this is a lifestyle change, but also the life around you is going to change. You have to adjust. If you have to tweak your schedule here and there for whatever reason, do it!

I am ready to do it right this week.
Because....



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VICKY31MOM 4/14/2012 9:05AM

    Good job! You can do it! We all fall down, its the getting back up that takes the hardest work and it sounds like you are doing it!

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VICKY31MOM 4/14/2012 9:03AM

    Good job! You can do it! We all fall down, its the getting back up that takes the hardest work and it sounds like you are doing it!

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JANNUNN 4/14/2012 8:53AM

    BIG HUG !!! YOU are doing great,we all have those weeks but the grand scheme of things you are definately on track :)))xx

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SEATTLE58 4/14/2012 8:52AM

    You're not giving up, I can certainly hear that in your voice! That's the best thought you could ever have. Just put a little more umph into it and all else will just fall into place. More power to you girl! I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FORBANDE 4/14/2012 8:50AM

    WONDERFUL!!! This seems to be a hard week for many of us.

We ARE doing it today and everyday. We WILL do this!!

Have a great Saturday!

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TEXASFILLY 4/14/2012 8:49AM

    Hey sweetie~ *hugs* Great post! Sorry for all the added stressors in your life lately (hope Grandma & MIL's injuries improve, & congrats on hubby's new shift!). There was once a poem I read entitled, "It's In the Valley I Grow," which sounds like what you've done. Sometimes it takes a setback to truly make us appreciate where we've come and what is within our power to choose! YAY for the freedom of choices (one of my most recent blogs, if you wish to read it). Keep up the good fight, and remember, each day you succeed with wise choices you can say, "I made it!" *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FERFEY02 4/14/2012 8:37AM

    Go Michelle... You CAN Do It!

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CYALE76 4/14/2012 8:36AM

    Great Blog this is exactly what I needed to read I have been struggling lately. Reading this just gave me the motivation to stay on track. Thanks !!

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GLORYB2014 4/14/2012 8:26AM

    Great, positive blog!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/14/2012 8:25AM

    and you will say it.look on the brightside you didnīt use easter as an excuse as well,lol.keep on keeping on love and you will get there.have faith,willpower and determination.you can do this love. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TORIAMAE 4/14/2012 8:21AM

    What a great blog! Your reflection on this is awesome and will serve you well.

I'm finding the same thing: excuses will always crop up...reasons to revert back to former ways of being. I constantly have to remind myself that I created new ways of being and coping because the old ones DIDN'T WORK!

That in most cases the "cure" was worse than the "symptoms." Eating sugar did not make my stress go away...It just gave me more stress because it added the stress of killing my body. Not planning and cooking my meals didn't really give me more time...it left me in a panic trying to figure out "what's for dinner" (and breakfast...and lunch) and made my time less productive because I was always tired and sluggish from eating poorly.

Reading your reflection really helped me today!

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FITFABJENN 4/14/2012 8:18AM

    You will make it. This healthy lifestyle certainly takes vigilence, and you have plenty of that. Pick up, move on, and rock it!

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TRACY31502 4/14/2012 8:15AM

    GREAT blog!!!! I think it doesn't matter how long your on this journey everyone has days or weeks like this! I love that you are so transparent about it! You got this!!!!! You are amazing....btw where did you find the pic/quote you have for your back ground...I love the set goals then kick em in the face....is there a way you can send me the link to it....if not no biggie...just when I see stuff like that I have it running as my desk top back ground...nice to have the little motivational things popping up! Thanks!

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MAGGIE101857 4/14/2012 8:09AM

    Thanks for writing this blog FOR ME!!!! I had a few binges myself this week (can you say Girl Scout thin mints and Cadbury Caramel eggs????); my scale went up (but inches lost) and I'm a little angry at my lack of willpower!!! But today is a new day, and you just gave me the motivation to get back on track!!!

LET'S DO IT!!!!!

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