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BL Lime Week 1 Challenge: Five Things Holding Me Back

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I feel that 5 things holding me back include:
1. Obsession with the Scale. I struggle with feeling like my weight needs to be at a certain number. I should not focus on this. I know this. I, of all people, know what is important about health and nutrition, but I cannot seem to apply his knowledge to myself. I still get hung up on my increased weight over the past 4 years.

2. My Desire to Be “Normal.” I feel like it’s a double-edged sword having a background in nutrition. I feel like I have to “prove” to everyone all the time that I do not and do not need to eat perfect. This has become habit and although I may do okay and choose the healthiest option while alone, I struggle with NOT letting myself go when around friends for fear of being “The Dietitian.” This is something I’ve really realized over the past 1-2 years and something I need to work on. It’s OKAY to be healthy, to eat healthy and to live differently if it’s a healthier way of living. It’s okay to be me.

3. My “All or Nothing” Attitude. This is so big for me. I am SO much like that. If I don’t see the numbers I’m looking for or if I “screw up” with my food intake I end up just throwing it all out the window and giving up for a few hours, days, weeks, months, etc. I KNOW that I can start over with the next meal or the next snack, but the second I mess up I start to feel like a total failure.

4. Lack of Energy throughout the Day. I’m so exhausted after working full time and caring for a 14 month old that I feel as though I have NO energy to exercise when it comes time!! I need to figure this out.

5. My Love for Food. Simply put, I love food. I’m not a picky eater and I like just about anything. I enjoy eating and I enjoy a variety or rich flavors. I need to focus on moderation.


Week 1 Bonus Challenge: “Reflecting”

One thing I plan to work on during this challenge is balance. I want to try to eat everything in moderation as well as balance my exercise time w/ the time spent with my daughter. I really want to work on losing the “all or nothing” attitude and find peace with myself and with not being perfect.
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    Balance is such a great goal! I bellieve it is one that we all strive for and miss. I have the love/hate with the scale as well. In fact got rid of my scale because of it and now only weigh in on the Wii. It is not as easy to access as my scale was, just to step on whenever I wanted.
    I am sure that in the next 10 weeks you will find the balance that you are looking to achieve.

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    1994 days ago
  • OSTERA15
    Balance is a great goal/plan. I am a perfectionist so I understand how hard of a struggle it can be to take pride in the little things and allow some slips without getting down on yourself. emoticon
    1994 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    I think you have some very reasonable goals that will bring more balance into your life! I also know you CAN do this!
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    1996 days ago
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