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My Excuses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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I've been on a plateau for several months. Actually, it wasn't a plateau so much as it was a go-nowhere situation. I'd gain and lose the same 3 pounds or so and wasn't making any real progress. Finally, I think I have my head screwed back on the right way, and I've given a lot of thought to what was going on.

I was making excuses. Maybe not verbally and maybe I didn't even acknowledge it to myself, but I did...I know I did. Here's the list of some of my excuses. I'm sure it isn't complete, as it is only when the little light bulb turns on at some point during the day that I get one of those little aha moments.

Here's my current list of excuses. They are in no particular order and they are for both exercise and food choices (or non-choices, as the case may be)!

Too hot
Too cold
Too humid
Too tired to cook
Too busy
Not enough money to buy XXX
Who cares?
I've done pretty well so far, why bother with more?
My legs (sometimes my feet) hurt
My schedule got messed up
Company came unexpectedly
Went to a buffet
Went to a party
It tastes so good
I've always been fat
Too windy
Didn't feel good
I'm upset with or about XXX
Can't stop with just one
Got too hungry
Muscle weighs more than fat (might be true if I had any muscle)
Measuring cups are dirty (I know...that one is really, really weak)

Wonder if any of you have excuses, too. Now that I have acknowledged some of my excuses, I think I will be able to move forward and quit making more excuses for myself. I'll probably add to the list as I become aware of them. I'm counting on my SparkFriends to not let me use these silly excuses! I need you to give me a boost in the behind now and then! I know I can count on you!

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  • BETHV10
    I have a million excuses as well. I've got to get serious again. Life is too short not to be able to enjoy it.
    2335 days ago
  • TORTILLAFLATS
    Jeannie, It is so easy to slip into that mentality. I think I am there too. I hope writing this helps you break through. I am rooting for you and then me!!!

    Hugs, Gail
    2336 days ago
  • TXMEMAW6
    Jeannie, Wow, I think you read my thoughts!! Or, from the looks of things, you read a lot of our thoughts. It's good to know that I'm not alone with the excuses. Now maybe I can tell myself, and hopefully make myself believe it, that if others can cut out the excuses, then so can I. Thanks for bringing them all out in the open and making me face them. WE CAN DO THIS!! WE CAN CUT OUT THE EXCUSES!! Thank you!!
    Hugz,
    Sharon
    2336 days ago
  • MASTERPIECE8
    Oh boy. We definitely have a lot in common. By writing it all down, admitting it, you have made progress. I know you can do it. I know you will do it. I believe in you. My list includes:

    Well if it was just me I'd . . .
    If I could work out in the morning, I'd be more apt to . . .
    If I was just retired, I could . . .
    I'm old and getting older. (Somehow I'm the only one who should say that about me.)

    The list goes on. The beat goes on. But so do I. I will do this. I'm 'walkin. Yes, indeed.'

    Barb
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    2336 days ago
  • BELDONDOG1
    Jeannie, I am so happy to know it's just not me with some excuses. But since I've come out of the closet about being a food junkie and addicted to food and not an emotional eater, things are getting a little better for me. And I know they will for you also. You will have so many feet up your butt, you won't know what to do.
    In all sincerity, if I was as "big" as you are, I would kiss the ground! I know you have worked hard to get where you are now and I want your willpower, strength and your weight (and your potatoes). You are allowed to make excuses, we all do, but we do fess up when the time is right and realize "hey, there's something wrong here", and today was your day to "come out". Good Luck, Sis, you know we are all here for you and love you. Thanks for sharing! ((hugs)) Noel
    2337 days ago
  • JAMER123
    What a list and so complete (for me too!!) I guess I can say I am in a go nowhere situation too. I always say it is a plateau for my skin to catch up with the fat loss. Well, that's just another excuse. Maybe we can kick each other a time or 2 :):)
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    2337 days ago
  • JILL313
    I use a lot of those same excuses and it's been a real hindrance to making good progress. Now that you, and I, are more aware of them I hope it's harder to use any. I saw on the Activity Fee you lost 1 pound so that it's a good indication that you're doing much better now. We're all seem to use these excuses from time to time and no one of us is perfect--well, maybe TUBLADY--LOL! I'm so glad you're moving forward again.

    Love,

    Jill
    2337 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    Those excuses sound pretty universal! I was reading them and saying "yes" to every one of them so you know I use them too! emoticon for reminding me!

    Kudos to you for acknowledging them!! emoticon
    2337 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    heheheh any one of us could have written this blog but YOU beat us to it emoticon "Who cares?" is my go-to excuse emoticon and then I quickly answer "I DO!!!!"

    No more excuses Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon back on track emoticon emoticon
    2337 days ago
  • ESILBO
    WOW JEANNIE, YOU ARE NOT ALOUD TO READ MY THOUGHTS...LOL
    HA, THOSE EXCUSES, IF WE COULD JUST BOOT THEM OUT FOR GOOD, LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER.
    WE KNOW THEY WILL, ALWAYS, BE THERE BUT WE KNOW NOW, WE ACKNOWLEDGED THEM AND GO BACK TO THE PRINT.
    I AM AT THIS TURN TOO AND I NEED TO CHANGE IT.

    LETS DO IT MY FRIEND, WE DESERVE IT...DOES IT SHOWS THAT I TRY TO CONVINCE MYSELF...LOL

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    LOVE YOU SWEETIE
    LISE
    2337 days ago
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