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When that Zipper Won't Budge

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Do you ever come to the realization (after the fact) that if you had stuck with the program, you would be at your goal already??

I LOATHE this mentality. And I seem to be there a lot. Fact of the matter is that it's all my fault. Sure, there are factors that alter my plans, that change my routine. However, I know that above all else, I am responsible for my successes and lack thereof.

I have two weeks to fit into my bridemaid dress. Guess what? Yep, it still doesn't fit.

EXCUSE: I moved this weekend and am getting used to new commute times with special training I am receiving.

REALITY: These are valid items. They should not, however, be deterring me from my workouts. I can jog when I get home. I can work out in my apartment since I'm on the first floor. The 'I'm tired' excuse is getting, well, tired.

EXCUSE: I haven't been able to unpack much or grocery shop at all, so the weekend was a lot of eating out (IHOP, Chipotle, Coldstone)

REALITY: The time it takes me to hit up a fast food joint, I can easily grab some produce at the store. Quit being lazy.

EXCUSE: 'A' offered me dinner when I came over last night. I was hungry and it was there, smelling delicious.

REALITY: 'A' won't care if I turn him down. Taco Bell, while yummy, doesn't help my body in any way, shape or form.

EXCUSE: Football viewing parties every Sunday - pulled pork, sub sandwiches, chicken breast with all the sides you can imagine.

REALITY: I can eat in moderation. I should have chosen water instead of those two Dr. Peppers.

It's all in how you look at things. The world is NOT conspiring against me. The world is trying to teach me self control and I am failing these tests.

I am responsible for me.

Self control. Self control. Self control.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRIANGLE-WOMAN 12/9/2013 8:32AM

    Thanks for the pep talk...

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KALEWINE 9/28/2013 5:46PM

    Even in failure you are learning something and will be better prepared to make good decisions in the future. emoticon

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GEORGE815 9/27/2013 6:42PM

    Its difficult to achieve a goal, and also a challenge to maintain it. The challenge gives us time to think about what could make this whole process more easier.

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LISALGB 9/27/2013 12:01PM

    On the same page with you, Sister!! It's time for me to get of my big hind end and do what I'm supposed to be doing - everyday!! No matter what!!!

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SHIRE33 9/27/2013 11:57AM

    Great blog! I try not to think about how I looked a year ago, so close to my goal. Instead, I remember that I know how I got there and how I'm going to return.

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MEH50BEWELL 9/27/2013 11:33AM

    totally using the pic you attached ... That is ME for sure.
Here's to better choices -- we have the power

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HHB4181 9/26/2013 9:45PM


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NDKARIKARI 9/26/2013 1:16PM

    spot on blog! emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 9/26/2013 10:39AM

    Oh boy, 2 week deadline is rough but do the best you can and hope it fits when the day comes!!! emoticon

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SHAUNAD30 9/26/2013 10:32AM

    You've recognized it and you're admitting it. I think that's a healthy part of the journey. I know I go through the same thing from time to time. It's all part of the journey. Just brush yourself off and move forward. You can do it! emoticon

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BEMILLER30 9/26/2013 10:30AM

    So SO true! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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LADYJ6942 9/26/2013 9:40AM

    I hear ya sister and feel ya. You can do it, grab that pull by the horns and show him who's boss!!!!

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ANDI1984 9/26/2013 1:51AM

    I totally understand what you are saying in this blog. I went through this realization myself just the other day. Thank you for writing it all down. It makes it that much more real.

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FUNLOVEN 9/25/2013 9:42PM

    I was just ruminating myself recently on how far I could be if only I had followed plan instead of slacking off. Join the club = CLEAN, LIFE, ON, BREAK! Now that that is done let's get to it emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/25/2013 8:45PM

    Giving yourself good alternatives works!
Don't be hard on yourself. It's a journey. We all go through different things.

Keep moving forward. emoticon emoticon

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SHAWFAN 9/25/2013 7:18PM

    I know exactly what you mean! No more excuses!! Gotta get up and move more and desist from eating so much junk!! You and me both!! emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 9/25/2013 6:10PM

    I can relate to this! It happened to me once! I ended up getting the dress on with much increased cost in SPANX! I felt awful. The dress could have looked so much nicer had I just ordered it in my actual size....lesson learned...

If you cut out all sugar, all bread, potatoes, grains, dairy and stick to meat & veggies, plus 1 cup daily of dark will be AMAZED at how much water/stomach bloat you can lose in two weeks. If you look at my nutrition tracker, you might get some ideas..It is yummy actually. You may suffer withdrawal from sugar (I did!) but after 3 weeks, its fantastic. I had to do this for medical reasons...It was rough initially but now its automatic and I'm loving all these veggies! They totally fill you up.

Good luck to you! You look beautiful at your current size girl!

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ARUNNINGKAT 9/25/2013 5:12PM

    You are so right. It is all a matter of how we handle the daily challenges. We can either cave or follow our dreams and goals; it is completely up to us.

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WILDFLOWER521 9/25/2013 5:10PM

    Thanks for posting this blog! I am always catching myself making one excuse or another for gaining and not losing weight.

No more excuses


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SPARKGIRL811 9/25/2013 5:00PM

    So true! I make alot of excuses!!!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 9/25/2013 4:45PM

    So true!

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MANLEYSANDY 9/25/2013 4:19PM

    I love how you own it!! If it is any consolation, I think you look amazing right now!!

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CHANGINGEMMY 9/25/2013 4:16PM

    Great blog!! I'm hearing ya!

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CATLADY52 9/25/2013 4:16PM

    If the excuses are kept handy there will be one for all occasions. You know what to do so emoticon .

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UWPALUM 9/25/2013 4:13PM

    Such a great reminder for me. Sometimes I need to get out of my own way! Be more mindful of the decisions I'm making at the moment I'm making them!

Keep up the hard work! You'll get there!

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/25/2013 4:05PM

    Well said Wubs. emoticon

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LULUBELLE65 9/25/2013 3:56PM

    Great reminder. I am three months away from having to buy interview clothes. I'd like them to be two sizes smaller than my clothes are now; that's not going to happen if I keep making bad choices.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/25/2013 3:47PM

    I know just what you mean.

Hopefully the next 2 weeks will see you fitting into that dress. I know I've read that stars or models will cut out simple carbs (breads, white flour, white sugar, chips) and salt, and soda of course, before they have an event, which cuts down on any bloating and water retention and can make you go down a size, at least temporarily. Not something to do long term, but it may be something to consider for a week or two.

Comment edited on: 9/25/2013 3:48:56 PM

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DONNELDA22 9/25/2013 3:47PM

    If only, if only, if only: Great reminder thanks. emoticon

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