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BLC21 Weekend Challenge - What Frustrates Me Right Now....Today.....

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

If I'm going to get that black out on my Bingo Card for the BLC21 weekend challenge I've got to post my blog about what makes me Psycho about this weight loss journey. This question fits in with our Hitchcock theme for the week.

I think what frustrates me most at the moment is life! Life? Isn't that a broad and vague answer you ask. Well, what I'm referring to is how when in routine things can run quite smoothly and then life events, real life events, come along and the challenge to stay focussed takes even more effort. Sometimes that effort begins to feel like even more than I can muster for the day. Then, yes, I feel like I just need a break; a break from exercise, a break from menu planning, a break from making sure the kitchen is stocked with healthy food choices, a break from tracking, a break from ......But wait!!! I can't take a break. I know I can't take a break to come up for that breath of air. I know what will happen...I'm sure you even know what will happen. Take a break and I'll pick up those former habits so quickly and I've worked too hard to let myself go there. So I must follow the routine of healthy living despite what life throws my way. It's hard work. It's hard work even without the life events that come my way. Then I realize that if I can get through these life events that challenge me on my weight loss journey I can only be stronger to maintain this new life style for a lifetime. What makes me psycho is like a double edged sword: On the one hand it can frustrate me to no end but on the other hand it's what makes me better prepared and stronger for the journey I'm on for the rest of my life.
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    Really good working out your thoughts in your blog. I remember that feeling all too familiarly. That, I just want a day off. A day of just doing what ever feels good and let loose the push we have every day to keep it up and change our lifes for the best. I have to remind myself that every day. I am so thankful one of my favorite body parts is starting to make a great change to the past body I used to know. Everyday when I look in that mirror I take an extra gander at my neckline and once again I say to that voice in my head...look at that, it is getting better and better and I love it. Then when I walk down the stairs to my challenges for the day I have that in the back of my mind that I don't want to lose that and I want to see it get better and better. So I feel stronger for the remembering of why I am on this journey.
    Hang in there sweetie, we will continue to push that new life until it is so in our blood we won't know how to do it any other way. Hugs Susan
    1812 days ago
    I can totally relate to your blog...well done!
    1813 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
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    1813 days ago
    This is AWESOME, Maria! You just described me too! If I even let go for a day, I can see the difference on the scale or in my attitude or on what foods bring me comfort that day! I just got to keep doing what I've been doing and NEVER QUIT, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!!!

    You go girl, you can do it, I know you can and YOU WILL!!!

    1813 days ago
    You Go, Girl!
    1814 days ago
    Great perspective! emoticon

    It's so much easier for me to stick to my plan when I have my regular routine. When "life" happens, that's when I need to be vigilant. emoticon
    1814 days ago
    Wow - I know I've been in the same boat. Think most of us have. And you are so right about the double edged sword.

    All we can do is our best and hope the healthy habits start to take over. Keep pushing.
    1814 days ago
    I understand completely, and this is where I always fall off. When life hits me, when I've gotten more then I can chew. It's so frustrating how easy it is to PLAN for everything to go swimmingly, but then to be interrupted with the constant changes of life. Way to go recognizing that taking a break would set you back. Way to go for rolling with the punches! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1814 days ago
    Yes, you stepped in when life threw a wrench your way. Hope you are getting back to normal (whatever that is)!
    1814 days ago
    great idea
    1814 days ago
  • KAREN633
    You are on the right track, just keep going, one day at a time. you are not alone, BLC team is right there with you
    1814 days ago
    I think life is preparing you for life! Make it great!!
    1814 days ago
    I think life is preparing you for life! Make it great!!
    1814 days ago
    Yep, life sometimes sucks but you're on the right path to living healthier and I know emoticon .

    Have a great day!
    1814 days ago
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