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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I would love to sit here and type that I have been doing a phenomenal job with this summer challenge and that I have been able to get most points each week. The fact, I am not doing very well at all in the summer challenge.

I have definitely noticed a pattern with this challenge and with my current weight loss journey. I will start off the beginning of the week with the mindset that I will do very good that week and I will get all the points in the challenge. Then something happens where I have a bad day or surrounded by food and my willpower becomes very shaky. Then I tell myself, you can indulge tonight but tomorrow you will have to get back on your weight loss plan. This has resulted in one of two things, either I "indulge" for the rest of the week or I have a serious binge that evening. Doing my over indulgences and flat out binges I keep saying to myself, I will do better tomorrow, I will be a fitness fanatic tomorrow, or YOLO (You Only Live Once.) The result has been low points, two missed weigh ins, and a scale that isn't moving.

So what has this taught me? Well for starters I am learning that I am letting my willpower be easily given up whenever I see or want something unhealthy. Second, that I really need to take my health and weight loss plan as serious as I used to. (I have lost about 65lbs, so I know how to do it!) Third, I need to focus on healthy eating in any and all scenarios. There was a point where I was able to eat and buffets and still stayed within my nutrition and calorie goals for the day. Fourth, get creative with workout and meals (I think I have had enough of the sad salads I have been making recently.) Last, get my boyfriend back on board with this and keep each other accountable.

I do apologize as I feel I have let my team down in this challenge. I did have some obstacles in my way such as a sprained groined and stomach flu but these obstacles only effected me for days and the challenge has been going on for weeks. So no more excuses, just results.
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    You can do it! It's awesome that you're learning things about yourself, especially in regards to losing your willpower.
    1690 days ago
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