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Big Ole Breakthrough...For Me

Sunday, January 20, 2013

So Friday night was a big night for me in that I made a decision I have NEVER made before.

I've been working my butt off at work and I have been watching the pounds creep back because I've been careless about my health. I've justified all my bad choices as being okay because I've been so busy with my job and being newly married.

Well my husband and I have started the 17 Day Diet again to get back on track and reset our lifestyle. I've been going to the gym every day, planning my meals, and I even stayed on track during a lunch meeting with a sales rep. I've been doing really well because I WANT THIS!

Well Friday night I got home and my husband wasn't there yet so I changed into my gym clothes and took care of the dog while I waited for him so we could go to the gym together. It got to be 6:30 or so and he still wasn't home yet so I made some yogurt dip and some carrot sticks and I tried to call him but I didn't an answer.

Around 6:45 he called and wanted to know if I wanted to meet him and my FIL at my favorite pub. This place has the best food and when I sit at the bar the bartender will set my favorite pint down in front of me without asking.

Of course I wanted to go. Ive had a rough week at work and I could have justified "giving myself a break", but I sat there and thought about it and told him no because " I would be too tempted to stray off track after a streak of doing so well."

So that's it. It wasn't a huge breakthrough in perspective of say, losing 100 lbs, but for me it was. I have never had the strength to make a choice like that in the past which is why this was such a big deal for me. It's also a telltale sign that this is the last time I start over. emoticon emoticon


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BEINGGUIDED 1/22/2013 2:38PM

    OH honey that is super impressive!!! The second weekend into the 17 day diet we went to a Quince with free food and an OPEN bar. I had fun dancing, passed on the food (rice and slow roasted pot roast), and drank about 6 bottles of water. I left there feeling empowered knowing I could passup all the things I didn't need and not feel like I was total reject.
It is a HUGE breakthrough because it will lead to you reaching your goal. I feel as time goes on in this diet, there will be times when I will let myself have that 10% off time most diets say you should have. But until I feel like I am ready and in control, those deliciously bad for us dishes can wait. When I feel like my fitness commitment is strong enough to balance out an off plan meal, then maybe... but that is still a while away.
You can totally do this. I feel even more motivated to reach my goal just so I can go into Phase 4.... the Mecca of NOT ALL THE TIME.
Keep up the good work and way to go.

Comment edited on: 1/22/2013 2:39:33 PM

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