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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

SO I worked many many hours volunteering this past weekend at our local ribfest, and discovered something about myself beyond my emotional eating which i have been working hard to correct, if I am over tired I have absolutely no control!!
So the first 2 days of 14 hours on site with many many temptations around from beavertails, to waffles, to jumbo chili hot dogs, twisted potatoes, deep fried mars bars etc, I walked by and stuck to the recommendations of all my SP friends, I packed healthy snacks and meals and hung in there.
Day 3 I still was hanging on by a thread, didnt pack as much helathy choices and gave in once when a friend convinced me to split a guilty treat with her.
Day 4 I was a mess, I could barely process thought let alone find the energy to prepare or cook anything, all I wanted and craved was junk, and I no longer had the willpower to fight off my mental demons. Since sleep wasn't an option food became my only pleasure.
So my realization is I am not a machine, i need so many hours of sleep and rest every day and night, and when those are diminished I have absolutely no willpower.
Lesson learned this weekend:
1. before this happens again get a better plan in place, do not believe I will find the energy to make meals each morning before heading out.
2. ensure I have a friend on board who will ENCOURAGE versus STOP my healthy choices
3. do not get depressed and off track if I make a slip in judgement.

Finally today is my weekly official weigh in, and unfortunately after last week and this weekend, I saw no results. Still the same weight as last Tuesday, but I am determined to get back on track and stay motivated, back to the gym tomorrow and eating healthy today, because I CAN DO THIS!
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Glad you are getting back on track. It is important that you can at least use it as a learning tool. You can learn from it and move forward and try to do better the next time!
    1721 days ago
    Good for you for getting right back on track! Weight loss is a learning process - and slip-ups can teach some important lessons.

    1721 days ago
  • -AIMIE-
    You have the right mindset here! You did put in a good effort and at least a couple of those days you made some great decisions. Take credit for that! You already have a strategy in place for how to tackle this situation in the future so you are doing great! emoticon
    1721 days ago
    You are figuring it out! It has to be YOU FIRST, or it's just not going to work.

    Be kind to your friends, take ONE BITE if you must, then move on - you can always have junk food LATER. (Like, never.) :)

    Great job at getting out in front of this and understanding the why, then making a plan to deal with it next time.
    1721 days ago
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