Flat on my ever-loving face
Monday, March 04, 2013
Funny how I seem to have more trouble handling success than failure, at least as far as food issues in my life go...
Self challenged myself to 28 days of a new snack control eating regime, had a GREAT first week, lost a pound, and found out I was down a pants size. Wonderful, right? So what do I do? Yup, fell flat on my ever-loving face with 3 days over calories and snacking my way from dinner to bed. RATS! At least I kept logging...
Sooooo, rolled out of bed this morning, emailed my SF accountability buddy, and asked her for the good swift kick that she'd been reluctant to give me a few weeks ago. As a good friend, she obliged...even offered to lend me her roll of duct tape (for my mouth after my "legal" snack in the evening) .
Then I climbed back on this horse.
God willing, I'll make my walking do my talking for the remainder of the 28 days...perhaps adding on three days to make up for the lapse...and I'll keep logging. Thanks for listening...heck, thanks for being there, everyone!
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Another trick that's worked for me when I have been previously successful, has been to brush my teeth right after supper too. I think that's great that you have figured out when you want sweet, and when you want salty... I probably still don't know that.
I did realize coming home from my niece's today that I had a cup of tea with her and even though it had been 5 hrs. since I had eaten, wasn't even hungry, and realized that when I get home is when I feel empty and starting trying to fill that empty void, and sure enough, as soon as I got home, putting away the groceries, well, not all of them, cuz some of them had to go in my mouth right away... But, I did also find something else that is cool, it's the big jug of bean salad from Costco, it's beans right, a vegie, but also sweet, and I add a little diced beets too..
1717 days ago
has more duct tape any time you need it. How's that challenge going now? Mine not so good this week. But, I am going to keep at it until I get it. You will too. I have a date with a horse.
1718 days ago
Oh, do I know how you feel...The important part of your message is that you climbed right back on the horse! This is hard, really hard! But if we just keep getting up and trying again if we slip up, well then we WILL get there!
Take it one meal at a time, one snack at a time and one decision at a time. Ask yourself with each food decision, "Is this choice taking me back towards the old unhealthy, unhappy me or moving me forwards towards the new, healthier, freer me?"
You can do this. I know you can!!!! I'm rooting for you!!!
1720 days ago
I am sure you will find the key to what works for you. It's all a process right? And you have a great attitude and enthusiasm, so I know that little slip won't derail you. Can I ask, how much time is there between dinner and bedtime for you? Do you have things scheduled to do at that time to keep your mind off snacking, or are you relaxing? I find having my hand and mind busy keep me off the snack train. Stay with it! Have a great walk today.
1721 days ago
Like SparkGuy says, a streak is all about showing you what you CAN do!!! So, now you can do this for a week!! A whole week! That's !!! Next, aim for a longer streak. You don't have to do the 28 day streak FIRST to be a success. You can build up to it.
Think about marathon runners. They work up to the marathon. No one goes out and runs even a 5K the first day. They walk, they jog, then they run. They practice. They work up to the big event.
YOU are doing just fine. on a successful 7 day streak!!! I'm sooooo very proud of you!!! And looking forward to seeing your next streak. I know !!!
1721 days ago
If they were honest, I think anyone on here would tell you they have done the same thing. A long time ago on here I read an article about 2 steps forward 1 back. In the end you are still ahead!
1722 days ago
yep! I've done the same thing! I finally reached Onederland, and what did I do? I celebrated with food and ate myself right out of Onederland the next day! Good grief!!! Luckily, I got right back on that horse again and learned my lesson! You can do this! You did the right thing by not giving up!
1722 days ago
don't be discouraged. everyone has their moments of weakness. you had yours, now is the time to just say hey i made a mistake, a tiny one at that. now is the time to get back up on the horse and strive for the goal line. you can do it. have faith in yourself. anything is possible once you put your mind to it
1722 days ago
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