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Journey update and goals for the next few months ........

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Well it took me a while to get into the flow of my journey re-start in January but I perservered and did lose a few pounds (4-5lbs in total) but then mid February hit and with Valentine's, my birthday and chocolate gifts from hubby for his time working away, it all sabotaged my good work. I know I could have put the treats away, I know I didn't need to eat it all, I know I could have said thank you, no treats for me. However, as a recovering treat-aholic it went straight to my stomach, my brain didn't stand a chance, I encouraged the treat buying and even bought myself more when no-one was there to see. Led to my calorie intake going through the roof, just as you would expect & my weight crept back up, who am I kidding it shot up!

After feeling very sorry for myself for not being able to eat as I like, then the anger for undoing all the hard work, for feeling very uncomfortable in my clothes, I'm back to being selfish! It's the only way for this program to work, I have to put myself first, I have to ask for no treats for Mother's Day, I have to let my family know I'm struggling to get this program working again for me. I have to not feel bad for refusing to have treats today, I have to do it for me, my health and my headspace (and my stretched clothing seams).

Right now I feel what I imagine a smoker to feel like when they give up cigarettes. I'm going cold turkey - no treats - well it's a case of no cake/biscuits/chocolate but crisps are still in there for now, certainly not every day, but if I find I can't control myself around them they will need to go too. I'm finding it really tough but know I've been here before & I can conquer this, I will come through the other side!

My goals;

- I want to lose a minimum 17lbs by the end of June,
- My first weigh in will be the end of March
- I will take one day at a time & aim to be within my calorie allowance
- I will eat min 5 portions of fruit & veg daily
- I will drink my 8 cups of water daily (min)
- No cake/biscuits/chocolate until at least the end of March
- 1500 mins of exercise/month.

I currently weigh 192.4lbs and I need to get to that elusive 175lbs, it's my mental block weight that once and for all I want to get by!

I can do this, I just have to make myself believe it now! 175lbs here I come!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANIEWWJD 3/11/2013 12:18AM

    Just keep at at; you can do it!!! emoticon

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LESLEE33 3/10/2013 10:16PM

    Great goals, I know you can achieve each and every one of them!! You can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 3/10/2013 4:34PM

    step by step we'll do it "together" (d'you remember the building society advert?)

I'm not a million miles from that weight of yours, I've just had a treat w/e. Being "good" will have to be it's own reward for a week or 2.

I bought a book in a charity shop about compulsive overeating. I'll let you know if it has any effect! I am an addict so will always have a battle. I guess it's a bit like that for you.

I'm sending big hugs and a bit of fairy dust motivation.

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LESLIELENORE 3/10/2013 4:15PM

    You can do it! You know what you need to do. Stay strong!

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