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January 1st - Confession Time

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I have a confession to make. I have totally fell off the diet band wagon this holiday season. I've eaten boxes of chocolates, loaves of cinnamon swirl bread and I'm afraid to step on the scale. I can see the damage I've done (hello stomach pooch and cottage cheese butt) and I'm ashamed of myself. My one saving grace is that my workouts have continued to be awesome. I'm not afraid of a little sweat equity but I can't seem to find a nutrition strategy that works for me. Even though I am eating better, I still eat way too much, and once I succumb to an indulgence I continue to indulge until I get to the point I'm at now: disgusted, discouraged and burnt out. I'm feeling anxious and want to do something proactive to fix the situation. What comes to mind? I want to eat. Not cookies and ice cream etc, but good foods that will nourish me. However, in this mind set I look at eating as a way of dealing with my anxiety. Since I'm putting good, nutritious foods in my mouth I'm helping myself, right? Wrong!! This passive, aggressive behavior isn't doing me any good. Food cannot be my answer to my worries. I think the time has come to really commit myself to concentrating, not on my exercise habits, but on my eating habits. I know that if I can invest as much time and energy into my diet as do to my workouts I can beat this. I can adopt a new mindset and conquer my battle with my weight for good. Let 2013 be that year that we all accomplish our goals. Let's get to it!!

Happy New Year!!

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    That was my biggest challenge, getting past new years without gaining. I gained even though I tried to be good. I am getting back to basics on nutrition. Tracking every mouthful and concentrating on soups, and getting enough protein. I am already down a lb. Have you ever tried consulting a nutritionist? You may want to give that a whirl. I find what works for me is to eat what I like. For two years I tried to eat clean and follow a specific eating style and plan, it kept me in maintenance and from that I have found what I like and what I don't. eating smaller meals of the foods I like keeps me more on track. I try to save my treats for after my weigh in to determine if I am going to allow those extra calories in or not. You can do it girl!
    1930 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Let's get this weight loss party started!!!
    1932 days ago
    Let's do it!
    1933 days ago
  • SMN429
    I second that and I'm with you all the way! I've resorted to some bad habits of my old self and I too have found the dreaded "pooch" and "cottage cheese". I recognize my faults and am ready to recommit and find my mojo again. LETS DO THIS!!
    1933 days ago
    I am with you Libbie! Time to recommit and do this!!

    1933 days ago
  • _JODI404
    I think eating well is definitely a continuous learning challenge. The holidays are probably a challenging time for most everyone! There is just so much tempting food, that is not normally around, during the holidays. It's so much easier to eat well when the bad foods are not present, right in front of you.

    The new year is the perfect time to refocus your efforts. I know you work *hard* with your workouts. If you put that focus towards your eating, and find things that you really like then you will be successful. I believe in all things in moderation, but when I can't control myself with something - then it gets banned! (only a few things on that list).

    I have every confidence in you that you can make this happen.

    Best wishes to you for a happy, healthy, and fit New Year!!

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    1934 days ago
    I tossed the diet out the window during the holiday season too, but surprisingly didn't gain that much weight. The holidays are over, it's probably a good time to recommit ourselves to healthy eating. Good luck to you, I'm sure you can do it.
    1934 days ago
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