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My New Years Reality Check...Picture!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I have been struggling with my weight for years. I do good, then I have a set back. Since 2010, I have calculated that I have lost 93 pounds and gained 113. So, I am floating up and down the same 20 pounds or so. I don't want to do that anymore.

On New Years Eve, I ate really well! I decided to do the SFT from WW this time and it is working out well. I walked 4 miles, took my niece and nephew to a movie (didn't eat anything there) and even survived the NYE dinner. My friend was so sweet and made sure there were healthy foods there since she was a WW'er in the past too. I did great.

At about 12:30am in the morning on NYE, we couldn't get a cab back home. We waited for another hour or so, still nothing. So we walked. 3.49 miles in heels! We walked! Blisters later, we got home and we were all hungry. I had some grilled chicken and green beans. Came home, slept for 4 hours and got up to do a 5k that my other friend's WW leader had organized about 30 minutes from my house. I did the 5k despite the blisters and really enjoyed the time with her and her family. It was nice.

However.

They had a photographer there. And our pic ended up on FB. I have a huge llanta (tire) and was a bit embarrassed of this photo. I am cutting my friend out of the photo because I am not sure she wants to be floating around on my blog. But, this is why I don't like people to share my photos (or posts for that matter) without asking first. I was a bit upset and saw that some friends and family were "liking" my photo. What? Why?

I was a bit confused. Then I thought about it. This is how I REALLY LOOK! This is the person they see everyday. That was a big pill to swallow! Oi! Really? That's me? It is. That's me. Major slap in the face... How could I not have realized this sooner? I think sometimes I convince myself that I am not THAT big. Whatever the heck that means. But, it was a realization I think I needed to have.

So, all of yesterday, I did well on program and racked up a total of 8.2 miles for the day. I slept like I have never slept before too! I think I needed it from being run down at Christmas. I thought about untagging myself. But, then it made me think. What am I trying to hide? This is who I have allowed myself to become. This body, rolls and all, I have built. Every extra serving of rice, every handful of M&M's have lead up to this. This is what I decided (consciously, by going off program and unconsciously by responding to emotions with food) to be. My body is a reflection of the choices I have made. Whether those choices were to eat french fries, not go to the gym or sit on the couch, those were choices. What that picture captured is the cumulative result of those choices.

It's time now to change. To become more mindful of what I choose to do or not do and to be more aware of what I do if it is not a conscious decision. I need to learn, understand and accept my emotions or those emotions will continue to show up on my body as extra weight.

Time to be the person I was intended to be. And to love that person in 2014!
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INGBADEN 1/13/2014 8:59AM

    I so relate to this. It is all about the choice I am trying to make my choices with love.

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WIFEALF2 1/6/2014 1:37AM

    you can do this!

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KELAN5 1/5/2014 12:48PM

    I'm glad you are making goals to take good care of yourself (stop the emotional eating and yo yo dieting). When I look at this picture, however, all I see is your smiling face. You look radiant! I'm super jealous of your slim arms, too! I hope you will find the beauty in yourself now-- it's there in abundance. I think it will make everything else a lot easier. Here's to an amazing 2014! emoticon emoticon

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JCARDINAL 1/4/2014 11:55AM

    Bravo!! This is a great blog, I too have been confronted with one of those pictures. This is our year to make changes!! emoticon

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NEWROSE27 1/4/2014 6:46AM

    I can identify with what you have written. In fact I have avoided pictures for years. I am going to take a picture now for my own reality check.
Like you I am sure this reality check will inspire me to stick to my goals in 2014.
Thanks for your honesty.

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RYDERB 1/3/2014 12:33AM

    2014 will be our year! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 1/2/2014 5:29PM

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SWARD45 1/2/2014 4:28PM

    It's so nice to find another going thru the same feelings. I saw a pic of myself too and was shocked when I realized what I had done to myself. BUT I still deserve to be happy and will do better. I will check in with you as you're motivating me to stay on track too! emoticon

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GROGGYFROGGY 1/2/2014 4:25PM

    I can relate! I feel the same way. I tell myself all the time, you are not THAT big, but then I go to put on some clothes or something and it doesn't fit!
It's true. I really am ready to focus. I know I say this often, but I can feel it and it feels different.

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YOURRIDICULOUS 1/2/2014 4:10PM

  I know exactly what you mean as I saw a pic of myself from New Years Eve and was like who is that chubby girl oh S%$t thats me. All we can do is go forward with our goals and do better from here on out. Good luck. I know you can do it!

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