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Giving Up Control.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

For the last month or two, I've rarely met my recommended calorie window. I've still tracked almost every bite, but I quit trying to meet that goal. I attribute my actions to two main factors. First, I gave myself permisssion to eat whatever I wanted. "I'm stressed," was my excuse. I decided that it would be okay to eat whatever I wanted as long as I still tracked and still met my fitness goals. Second, I struggle mightily with portion control. When I've been most successful at meeting my calorie window, I've still eaten a bunch, just chosen healthier items to feast on.

It's not working for me. I need to take control, not give it up. I'll feel better only when I take charge of my life again, make healthy choices, and not let stress rule my reaction to it. I'm in charge of my behavior, even if I'm not in control of outside factors. So, today I WILL meet my calorie goal. The first day of a new, positive streak.
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MEGANM_07 11/15/2012 5:17PM

    I know that you can do this! It can be a hard thing to admit what we need to do to get back on track. Congrats to you!! Just know that you got this and an occasional slip-up isn't the end. You can get right back to it. Positive thinking is key and it looks like you are on the right track!

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 11/15/2012 2:58PM

    Hi! Sorry I've been out of touch. Tracking is the bane of my existence. I detest doing it and often simply don't! However, I have learned that I need to track if I want to lose. Plain and simple!

I'm still getting back into the exercise bit and once I have that under control I will track my food. Right now I am focusing on 1) walking 10 km a week, 2) getting my water in each day and 3) only eating Reese's mini peanut butter cups once a week. I was eating a full bag (yes, you read that correctly) every single night!!!!

Take care!

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GAYLLYNNE 11/14/2012 4:58PM

    The start is the hardest. Once you get going it seems second nature. I think it really takes about two weeks. If you can just get through those first two weeks, the next ones will fly by and you will be on your way to success. I'm rooting for you to win!!

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