NOT an excuse

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Guess this one goes along with yesterdays... I've noticed this morning that my Valentine's Day experience has definitely took it's toll on the scale...

I know it's not an excuse... and I don't want it to be... I know better... but it's so easy to blame circumstances for weight gain! Stress definitely plays a factor there too... but when I consciously think 'you shouldn't be eating this'... and yet, I do, thinking' there's always tomorrow', then I tend to beat myself up for it!

I hopefully am back on track now... I'm making the effort at least! I'm NOT QUITTING!!!
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    momcheers - so sorry to hear about your mom. I can completely understand how stressful those types of unexpected calls can be. A few years ago, just a couple weeks after my 30th bday (and a couple weeks before a party to celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary, I got the call that my dad had died in a house fire. My VERY first instinct was to eat EVERYTHING we had in the kitchen. Fortunately I came to my senses before that happened.

    I know that this is much easier said than done, but try to take this opportunity to concentrate on all the good things you are doing in your life so you can be a strong healthy person. Give thanks for the blessings in your life, including this extra time you are getting with your mom. And when all the stress is swirling around you, don't forget to take time for yourself (even if it is just to lock yourself in the bathroom to give yourself a pep talk)!

    4081 days ago
    Everyone needs comfort when dealing with situations like you have over the past few days. Many of us turn to food for that comfort. Instead of feeling better, we end up beating up ourselves and feeling worse than we did before slip. Just remember to stay focused on your goals. And, when you have a momentary lapse of nutritional judgement, just forgive yourself and move on toward the goal. You will be fine. And, take care of yourself. You mom needs you. Hugs!
    4081 days ago
    I do the same exactly thing! I will always go ahead and eat what I darn sure know I should NEVER eat, and just say.. oh well, I can always start again tomorrow. Those tomorrows certainly are adding up! And after a call like you received on Valentine's, it kinda makes me realize that tomorrow may not be there and I need to treasure today. Be good today! Have strength today! Love myself today! Because .. I really don't want to be buried at my current weight. :( Good blogs. Please keep sharing them.
    4081 days ago
    I'm sorry about your mom, and I'm praying for her and you. I also had a sad and stressful situation happen about the time I started sparking (see my blog) and I comforted myself with food. But, you're right, we can't make excuses. We also can't dwell on the past! Yesterday is gone and today is a new day! Whenever I go through a tough patch, I always "plan" what I'm going to do the next day to get myself on track again. Whether its drinking a bottle of water on the way to work, or getting in a quick workout before I get in the shower if its a weekend. I usually find that when I start the day off well, I end it well. We just can't get that quitters attitude, and it sounds like you DON"T have it, and that's AWESOME! Keep up the good work!
    4081 days ago
    I am sorry to hear about your mom! I am glad that it seemed to turn out okay in the end.
    Now....get back to taking care of you!!! I remember reading 2 articles about this in my first couple of days here. I can't remember exactly what they were called, but I'll bet you could find some stuff if you do some sifting. Just remember that you can't be any good to your mom if you're not taking care of yourself. Maybe that can help you get beyond this little bump in the road! You can do this!!!
    4081 days ago
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