5% Winter Challenge, Blog 5 What can you improve on?
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Today's blog question asks, "What can you improve on?"
Ha! Everything! If there was nothing to improve, I'd be my thin and health self already. So the real question, for me anyway cuz I like it down and dirty, is "Why the hell haven't you met your goal yet?"
Gosh, okay, let me come up with an answer that isn't financed by excuses. I have not reached my goal yet because not enough time has passed between when I "re-Sparked" to now for me to have "re-lost" the weight I "re-gained". Really. But, then there's the fact that I keep experiencing setbacks and therefore am not as far along as I could be at this point in time. Ok, so, maybe there's the thing, why am I having "setbacks"? I have no excuses. I cannot think of any good reason. I dig deep, looking for the golden explanation and there's not one. I am weak. I mess up. I get hungry for things. I listen to my hunger instead of my head sometimes. I have lazy days. I enjoy indulging with my husband too much. I am human.
But those are starting to sound like excuses, aren't they?
I haven't met my goal yet because not enough time has passed and I am a bit off track on said goal because I falter. I can improve the rate at which I falter. Instead of binging once or twice or three (!) times a month, I can improve it to once a month. Heck, I can improve it right out of existence. Not. I know I can't. I like the big meal out complete with appetizer, wine, dessert too much. So, what I will do is stop doing it so much and when I am indulging, pull back on the extreme to which I binge. This is my work in progress. It's hard. I am in training on this. Wish me luck!