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Monday, April 08, 2013

I like to focus on the things that are working well and move up from there, but I can't seem to grab hold of any kind of consistency with my eating. There have been 2 days out of the past 8 that I've been happy with my eating. 2 days is better than 1 or 0, but it downright sucks.
I can report that I've cut way down on refined sugar again, and for the most part, I'm not eating wheat because it disagrees with me, but it doesn't matter what I'm eating or not eating if I'm eating 3000-3500 calories a day. Even with my level of exercise, I don't need that much. To borrow a useful quote from a dear friend: Ack!
I guess I just needed to put it out there rather than keeping it to myself and waiting for me to do better so I can post a more positive blog. I don't feel like sharing the reasons I might be over eating, but hopefully, being honest about my behaviors will be a start to some specific goals and plans.
Thanks for your patience and support!
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POETLKNG2LOSE 4/11/2013 5:44PM

    Sharon do not give up on yourself. Look at what you have accomplished so far. How many clothes sizes you are down and how much better you feel, All your friends here are right we all have bad days. I know i do but so far I am doing okay; though I have been dealing with depression of late. We are here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 4/9/2013 6:52PM

    Hey gf~ *hugs* Don't be so hard on yourself. I think if you shoot for the 80/20 that you will continue on your road of success. Keeping a journal helps me so much~ & thankfully, I'm back to journaling daily. Some of it rather mundane stuff, but then there are those times when it's a great outlet for all those emotions. You hang in there, sunshine~ you'll find your groove. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/9/2013 4:28PM

    Sharon you are right it is the pits when we can't control our eating. My downfall is eating out. Like you, I am exercising a lot so it isn't putting the weight back on, but it isn't taking any more off either!! I am praying that soon all my snowbird friends will be back up north and then I can concentrate on fixing and eating what I should!! I try to make wise decisions when we eat out and bring half home, but it is still too much!!
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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/9/2013 11:22AM

    Just keep trying,that's what is important. You candoit!

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WENDYSPARKS 4/9/2013 10:44AM

    emoticon You are not alone!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/9/2013 10:06AM

    I hope that getting it out there helps...sometimes it does.
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IAMWINNING 4/9/2013 9:49AM

    Bless you for being brave enough to put yourself out there, 'warts' and all. Some people are too afraid to admit their shortcomings; but we all have them.

You've done much to become healthier - cutting back on refined sugars, practically eliminating wheat because it disagrees with you, getting tons of exercise. Gee, are you look at the glass the wrong way? Remember what you said to me once? Don't just look at the numbers on the scale, but reflect on the non-scale victories. Look in the mirror and repeat that to yourself. You're more than worth it. Be as kind to yourself as you are to your friends.

If you've entered the number of calories you burn each week into Spark, and checked how many daily calories they suggest you consume, then plan on reducing some of the excess. If you're eating 1000 too many - try cutting back 3-400 of those. Then when you can do that without feeling deprived, cut another 3-400, etc. You CAN do. You're strong mentally and physically. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/9/2013 8:44AM

    Changing our lifetime eating behaviors requires patience - the hardest part of this journey for me. A lot of my overeating lately has
been emotional due to my mother in the
process of dying. Hope you have a
wonderful day.

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KITTY_PIGGY_MUM 4/9/2013 1:48AM

    Wow, you're constantly assessing/reassessing your situation. This in itself is going to lead to progress! Awareness is the first step! ;) You've successfully avoided the "give up because of a couple bad days" trap and that too is fantastic! Focus here forward. ;) What are your mini-goals going to be? I like the fruit/vege idea too. I can eat so much and feel full pretty soon, and are low in calories (well esp veggies). :)

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SLENDERELLA61 4/9/2013 1:10AM

    Brave and smart to put it out there. I've been there. Suspect almost all of us reading this blog have been there. Can't wait to see your specific goals and plans. It's great that a quarter of the time you are already eating right. You know how to do it!! Just gotta work on consistency. Sometimes for me changing one or two little things makes a big difference. Seems like when I start drinking my water and eating my veggies pretty soon everything else falls into place. Wonder where you will start focusing? Best wishes. Hang in there. You can do this important and wonderful thing: living a healthy lifestyle!

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CONTENTCHRIS 4/9/2013 12:10AM

    I agree,

We all have bad days if we can just get more good then bad ... emoticon

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ESILBO 4/8/2013 11:23PM

    SWEET SHARON,
ALL I CAN SAY IS ONE DAY AT THE TIME, EVEN 1 HOUR AT THE TIME. IT IS NOT EASY, I AM STRUGGLING TOO. I BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT THO, BECAUSE WE DESERVE THE BEST.
ONE MORE TIME, WE GET UP, PULL UP OUR SOCKS AND TRY FOR THE BEST WE CAN.

TAKE CARE
LOVE YOU SWEETIE
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