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What is wrong with me?!?!

Monday, June 03, 2013

My status 2 weeks ago: "I lost 10 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!". Status ever since then: "Why can't I stop eating bad foods and stay on track?". Ok, my status hasn't said that, but it could. I'm so irritated with myself!

I haven't been tracking my foods. I haven't been logging in. I haven't been making healthy choices. I've been too crazy for workouts. I'll have the best intentions, know what I'm going to eat that day, and then a special event happens (and I'm HORRIBLE at making good choices at special events. I can't be at a restaurant without ordering what I really want - I feel deprived and like I've wasted my money). Or a horribly exhausting/stressful day like today happens. And I give into the donuts at work that I'd normally turn down. I've had a bunch of special events these last two weeks, or dinners out with friends I haven't seen in a long time, or just a bag of cookies my husband thought he hid that I found and devoured to feel better about the stressful situations in my life. Or just to eat when I'm not running a million miles a minute.

I had exceeded my vacation weight loss goal 3 weeks before my vacation - and now I'm in danger of backsliding so much that I don't end up making my goal after all. ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FEMISLIM 6/4/2013 10:56PM

    Wish you all the best!

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MIRMIUM 6/4/2013 7:57AM

    This has happened to me lots of times before. I describe it as overconfidence! You become so proud of yourself for losing X amount of weight that you 'give yourself a break'. I try to keep myself in the mindset of 'I've got a long way to go' in order to avoid the backslide. I have been guilty of it a few times recently. The 'oh well I've been losing weight like crazy so this cookie won't hurt' mentality is super tough to break out of!

If you're starting to feel like you're looking better and feeling better then you start to feel like you're at your goal and you stop being as strict with yourself. My only suggestion is to try and minimize the damage and to tell yourself that you still have work to do! Make sure you keep tracking too! I had a dinner out kind of moment like that where I had a delicious veggie burger (with salad!!) and a fantastic beer BUT I forced myself to track everything and that really helped.

That said, it can be hard to start tracking suddenly when you've been eating poorly. Who wants to add 10 cookies into their nutritional tracker right? I would suggest picking a day (today?!!!?) to start fresh with nutrition tracking.

Anyways, I hope my insight is helpful! This is my problem anyways. Who knows if it applies to you!

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PINKEUROGIRL 6/3/2013 10:13PM

    Keep tracking! Ok to have small treats occasionally but don't make a habit of it for sure. You got this!!

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RENATA144 6/3/2013 10:07PM

  There's nothing wrong with you. It's finally summer & you want to enjoy the summer break. Have a small treat from time to time & continue to make good choices the rest of the time. Enjoy a variety of life's bounty.
Happy summer !!
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