QOTD (question of the day)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This topic got started in our BLC chat thread lastnight by me posting a vent. Not really a vent but wondering why so many people end up throwing in the towel, not trying as hard, losing motivation and just not giving their ALL like they and I should be. So one of our sweet Bombshells, Ginger posted this awesome reply then added some questions and thoughts..which you will read below.

I didn't plan on making a blog out of this but as I read my answers I was pretty shocked to read I have come when it comes to controlling my old habits. So without further ado - here are the questions and my answers.

So just a few thoughts/questions...

Do you feel guilty taking breaks? I don't really take "breaks" from food. If I want something I have it just in moderation or a healthier version of that food. I can't say I take a break from tracking foods but if I am somewhere that makes tracking difficult then I will not track that moment and track when I have time to sit down and track and/or add foods. I do take breaks from workouts because 1. You are supposed to and 2. I need it to feel normal! HAHA I love working out and used to do it to lose weight, now I do it because it makes me feel better and it's just apart of my routine. I totally don't think of working out as a "chore" like I used to. I love fitness!

Do you do it deliberately, or are your "breaks" actually a loss of self-control? Ibelieve my breaks are deliberate. I don't ever think I lose control. This past weekend I knew was going to be fun and full of fun foods and alchol but I know what to do when I get back. It's not really "knowing what to do" it's just me now. I just jump right back into my new lifestyle.

What do you think you can do to enhance and strengthen your self-control? Not too sure how to answer this one. I know I am not perfect but I think I have a great hold of my self control. It's been a long time since I have binged without planning it and just beacause. I am proud to say that too!

Do your breaks reduce your stress or heighten it (eg, by making you feel guilty instead of purposeful)? I used to feel guilty about not working out 2 days a week because I thought I was not going to lose weight and get to my goal. Now I need breaks to just unwind and spend time with myself or my family.

Feel free to ask yourself these questions and post a blog so we can all lean from eachother!!


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    Wow! I'm gone a few days and this is what I miss?! Glad you posted this emoticon blog about the discussion so I didn't miss it. I did "break" from eating within moderation and exercising like I usually do. I did feel like I was flying off the deep end and when I landed on the scale this morning wasn't very pleased with the number. I figured I'd gained, but not as much as I did. THIS is what I feel guilty about. Not the change in eating or exercising less (although I did miss it), but how much I went out of control while on vacation. Fortunately, I caught my error sort of early and it's easily fixable. When we are caring for others, we check on them to make sure they are ok. I think it's important that we do the same for ourselves.
    2609 days ago
    Good questions - I think if someone feels guilty about taking a break, or eating something 'bad,' or whatever, then he/she is less likely to succeed. Everything in moderation.
    2612 days ago
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