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Confession: Weight Gain!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Let's call May the Month of Bad Decisions.

1. I decided that working out wasn't going to happen because I let the Excuse Monster take over. (Too tired, too busy, too apathetic, too much...)
2. I decided to stop tracking nutrition. This is a downward spiral. Not tracking led to not caring, which led to binge-eating. (Even last night!)
3. I decided to avoid the scale completely. Now, I do get that no good can come of daily weigh-ins. But my avoidance was simply to avoid facing the consequences of my poor decisions.

Confession: I gained four pounds in just one month. It's not water weight, friends. It's just plain old extra weight.

I noticed it today at work when I caught my reflection in a window. Like many women, my weight goes right to the hips, and sure enough I saw saddlebags. (Gee, no wonder my jeans felt too tight today.)

All right, so it's a new month. I'm planning to update my goals later. For now, I'm going to get up and change for tae kwon do. The Excuse Monster is whispering, "But you're so tired...it's Friday...stay home and snuggle..."

But I'm not listening!!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/3/2012 11:46AM

    Saw your blog title on the "Zombies, Run" team and had to drop by....

You are absolved in the name of the Pasta, the Pizza and too tight jeans.

Go forth and sin no more... emoticon

-M

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MOM23JS 6/2/2012 4:09PM

    Just admitting that you are not taking care of yourself as well as you were previously is a first step in the right direction!! You know what you need to do and you will succeed once again!!

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-CHERYL 6/2/2012 2:36PM

    Unless you a lot of fast food in May, I doubt you regained 4 pounds, that's 14,000 EXTRA calories you would have had to eaten? I noticed that when I deviate from my good habits it really seems I've done bad when in reality I haven't actually done that bad, it just feels like it. BUT when you stop tracking & doing regular exercise for more then a week its time to reel it in and get back to work or we get further and further away from the good habits. Its just amazing how those "newer" habits can just be dumped pretty quick! I've been doing this for over 2 years and I would have thought by now I'd be set. But it takes a LOT more effort to eat right & exercise then sit on your but and eat pre-packaged food.
Glad you caught yourself and didn't just give up!


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CHRISKENANDKIDS 6/2/2012 11:10AM

    I agree with GETSTRONGRRR. It's only 4 pounds! Totally doable. You can get it back off - just get back on track right away. We all need a break sometimes - it's just what we do with it when we realize our bad habits are creeping back that is important. It will come off in a couple of weeks. Let me know when you're going to TKD and if I can go, I'll make sure to go with you. Hang in there friend!

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/2/2012 12:02AM

    Give the excuse monster a flying roundhouse to the mouth.....that ought to keep him in its place.

Hey, you know what, you caught it at 4 lbs!!! Just think if you had let it go longer....this is totally recoverable....even sooner than you think.

Now get to stepping!

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ZENSTEPH 6/1/2012 6:32PM

    Awareness is the first step towards change. Congratulations for telling the truth! I'm right there with ya, sister (worked out, but sorta gave up on my food in May). emoticon Stephanie

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