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Time for Brutal Honesty

Saturday, August 06, 2011

To borrow a phrase from one of my SP Team Members it is “TIME TO GET BRUTALLY HONEST”. I have had another bout with emotional eating and have not done so well over the past 4-6 weeks. I had a few bad weeks that I let get to me and I shouldn’t have. I gained about 8 pounds in a month. I could use those bad weeks as excuses to not do what I needed to do, but I won’t because that we give me the O.K. to do it again. And that I will not do. So I will just say I did not get it done, NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!! When I first started this journey 4 years ago, it was actually easy for me. The weight fell off like crazy. I lost about 65 pounds in about 7 months. Then I let life get to me. I let “LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF MY LIFE”. Other than the 8-10 pounds I have been fighting with, I have done OK keeping the bulk of my weight loss off. My Dr is really pleased with that. He says for a person with my medical issues I have done well. But I will not use my medical issues as an excuse either. I know I can do this. I used a chart one other time and it worked while I used it. So I have made another one. I track all Cardio and Strength Training. I also track my weight loss. I have a BEFORE picture because I DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK THERE. For me if I see what I do on a daily basis, it motivates me to do more. I track my meals and exercise here, but the thing is I do not see all of it at once on the same page. I see the accumulated minutes, but that is not enough for me. I need to see what I have done every day, on a daily basis compared to what I have done for the day before, or the week before. So I track them a month at a time and my weight is a longer tracking period so I will see it from beginning to end all the time, not just month to month. I have also put rewards for myself as I make progress. Like for 5 pounds lost I will make “Me Time”, 10 pounds will be a new outfit and so on.
So once again TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE, no regrets for yesterday and tomorrow will is always be a new beginning. It is BACK TO BASICS for me.
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    Good for you!

    I agree, being Brutally Honest is what keeps me on track, too!

    We can do this!

    3088 days ago
  • BIGT_56
    emoticon Dutch. I don't know why we always want to try other things when we always go back to basics...because that is what works. Eat less, exercise more...can't get any more basic, but that is what it takes.
    I know you have had a bad few weeks, but you have hung tough through it all. Hopefully life will give you a break for a while!
    I like your chart idea. I need to make one and put on my refrigerator with one of my before pictures. I know the one I will use. I almost cut that pic up, but I can use it for motivation instead.
    3088 days ago
    Very nice blog. emoticon So once again TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE, no regrets for yesterday and tomorrow will is always be a new beginning. It is BACK TO BASICS for me. It is a great way to look at it. Good luck and enjoy meeting all your goals.
    3088 days ago
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