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Nobody's perfect


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hi there!
Hope everyone has had a great week so far. Mine has been pretty crazy with getting back into the swing of things (school, work, eating healthy, exercise). Ive been on my diet for two weeks now and ive been doing great with my eating! Except for today...Today I decided it was time for a cheat day. I knew it was going to be a long day because I had class from 8-12:15 so I had to get up super early and that just kind of threw my whole day off! I did start my day off good with a breakfast essential drink but then when i got home from class and went to the fridge to grab an apple there were no more left:( and i was all out of broccoli, tuna, chicken, watermelon, and pretty much everything else! So i decided today was the day for my first cheat day and i feel so guilty. I know im not going to gain all the weight back in one day, and cheat days are acceptable every once in a while, but i just feel bummed out cause seriously not having that apple in the fridge messed up my whole eating system for the day! On 1/6/14 i weighed in at 191 and was my first weigh in after the holidays so i gained about 6 pounds from Thanksgiving to Christmas but i weighed in this morning at 184.2 and just think that about a week and a half of eating healthy and a little exercise and i already lost my holiday weight! Im not going to get discouraged or beat myself up over my cheat day today, everyone deserves one every once in awhile! But i am going to do a couple minutes on the total gym tonight!

Food, I believe is an addiction like anything else in the world!I mean, if i had to be addicted to anything else in the world id rather it be food than drugs. And I think im finally starting to break that addiction. I used to be an emotional eater, but instead of eating when im upset or frustrated i just go for a run instead, it relieves so much stress and frustration. Its just so nice to see all the time and hard work i have put into working out and losing weight is finally paying off! Im finally starting to notice a huge change in my body! My face is starting to get smaller, and my waist is getting smaller by the day it seems! Even people i see at school or out in public have even complemented me here lately on how i look and my weight loss it just gives me more motivation to keep going! I have noticed eating healthy and working out helps with depression! I wouldn't say i was depressed in my teen years i was just really self conscious, quite, and shy. that held me back from doing a lot of things i wanted to do but eating right, working out, and finally seeing a difference has actually motivated me to step outside my comfort zone and try new things!

So the point im trying to get across is never give up! Everyday is a new day and a fresh start!Nobody's perfect, we are all human, and we all make a couple mistakes every now and then! You have to love yourself before anyone else will love you. And you create your own happiness.


Im excited to start a new day tomorrow and move forward. Just remember everyone deserves a cheat day every once in awhile don't beat yourself up about it if you make a few mistakes everyone's human and nobody's perfect!

Question of the week:
Do you believe food is an addiction? Explain.

Thanks for reading
-Ashley :)
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SILVER_WOLF1221 1/16/2014 6:43PM

    Completely agree about never being down on yourself for having a cheat day. Especially when you attempted to be healthy first!
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As for the question:

I do believe that food CAN be an addiction for some people. It can be a persons drug that they turn to to comfort them in their times of stress and they need to cope. You eat, you feel better and you move on. Then something else happens, what made you feel good last time? Food. What are you going to do because you're upset. Eat. It can become a vicious cycle. It can be easy to fall into, but just like any other addiction it's hard to beat.

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NEMETZC 1/16/2014 6:39PM

    Great attitude!

You have the right idea about not feeling guilty about 'cheat days'...I stopped thinking about them as cheating myself.

I work hard to make nutritious choices and work on fitness everyday, but lets be realistic! Life doesn't always play into our best wishes...

That doesn't mean eat a large pizza by yourself, but there is nothing wrong with convenience foods on those occasions where you are stretched thin on time, energy, and need a bit of a treat. As long as you are aware of what you are doing, and track what you've eaten, then you're not doing anything to feel ashamed about!!!

Keep up your great work, I'm so proud of you!!!!

(by the way-- I also discovered early on that I can NEVER run out of healthy snack options. I very easily see the lack of apple or orange as a reason to eat a couple spoons of peanut butter emoticon )

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WINDMILLS18 1/16/2014 6:28PM

    You're right. Don't get discouraged, just keep progressing. Tomorrow is a new day, and it will be a great one!
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