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Some Things I Have Learned over the Last Few Months

Monday, September 03, 2012

I hit my lowest weight last November. I liked the way my new clothes fit, and I was excited to be 5 pounds from my goal. Something happened, however, and I really got off track. I have no idea what it was, but I just quit exercising, and I started eating like the old Michelle. I've been struggling to get back on track, and I think I have finally done it! I learned some things about myself over the last few months.

1. I STILL like junk food. All kinds! Chips, dips, hot dogs, candy, ice cream. I love it all. I find it hard to eat any of these things in moderation. Perhaps my greatest temptation is potato chips. I just can't have them in the house.

2. I can lose weight fairly quickly if I stick with the program, but I can gain it pretty quickly when I don't!

3. I still gain weight even when I don't get on the scale.

4. I probably shouldn't have tossed out ALL my larger sized clothes.

5. I get overwhelmed when I see my start page say I have a large amount of calories to burn at the beginning of a new week. I panic, almost!

6. The toughest part about my treadmill and elliptical is the first step on.

7. I love to exercise! But I think pushing for those high minutes and large calorie burns really burned me out. Moderation!

8. My weight affects more than just me. I am grumpy when I know I am not doing what I need to do. It affects my relationship with my husband, and how I interact with my kids.

9. It is very humbling to walk into a room knowing that I gained enough weight back that it is noticeable. I loved the comments about all the weight I had lost before!

10. I have still yet to realize that just because I overeat at one meal, I don't have permission to binge the rest of the day. That binge might carry over for DAYS!

I had lost almost 60 pounds in November. Now, I have a ways to go. I didn't gain it all back, but enough for me to not be happy with myself. I can still get there. One day at a time. One meal at a time.
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CHRIS3874 9/28/2012 10:54PM

    yeah I agree I think once you get a taste for J--- F--D its tough to totally give it up (sadly) . I am still trying to find more healthy alternatives (actually that's not totally true- I know where they are I just have to start buying them and leaving the Old Dutch on the shelf at Safeway).

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/28/2012 10:42PM

    I STILL love junk food too! And you are so so so right - that is exactly why none of it is in my house.

Sage advice, rock star!!

Congrats on all of your amazing work!

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/4/2012 12:27AM

    I thought this blog was awesome. You laid out the facts and how you're addressing them. I know you will be successful!

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KANSASROSE67 9/3/2012 10:38PM

    Yes, you can! Knowing yourself is the key to success.

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LISAINMS 9/3/2012 10:34PM

    Lessons learned. Moving forward from here!!

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DRAK416 9/3/2012 10:01PM

  Good Luck, thinking this out is a good step

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