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Monday, January 14, 2013

Yes, I gained. No, I'm not happy. Yes, I am frustrated. But if I am being totally honest, I know where I need to improve. I am so frustrated because I've been doing a LOT of things "right" - much more water, exercising, way more freggies. But I haven't scaled down my portions as much as I need to, and I'm still "cheating" and losing control with some snacky sweets more often than not. Ugh. I was still SO disappointed to see that number on the scale this morning. This is way higher than I have ever been not pregnant. My clothes don't fit. I never feel comfortable. I don't feel like "me". You would think that should give me the motivation to get my act together. But honestly, I am more likely to want to reach for a donut, which is precisely the reason I'm stuck in the situation I find myself in. So, that's the Monday scoop.

Off to drink more water and make my lower sugar oatmeal and eat a few almonds in preparation for boot camp....

Just not feeling things today, though I know I need to get myself together. If anyone knows how to reprogram a brain from "live to eat" to "eat to live", please point me in the right direction!

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    Cut out sugar and white carbs for 2 weeks, nothing like that to reprogram the brain, it stabilizes your body chemistry so that you can get in touch with what your body is saying to you. But you gotta make sure you get protein with every meal
    Worth a try eh?

    1973 days ago
    You know...I get in those "funks". I gain and I get frustrated, so I indulge a little more because I am up anyway, so it "won't really matter". And then every day I say I'm going to restart and so better. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I happen to be in a pretty good place right now...I've been on track for a week now and I'm feeling pretty strong. Yay me. Now just to continue the trend!

    Don't give up! I know you're not, as you're still here and you recognize and acknowledge the issue, but YOU CAN DO IT!! Baby steps - and give your body time to catch up to you getting back on track. Be sure to check back in soon...I can't wait to hear how you're doing.
    1984 days ago
    I've read that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit so maybe over the next few weeks, just work on one or two new habits. Seems like you are already doing that with your water, exercise, & freggies. Just keep at it and then add another new habit once those are formed permanently. emoticon

    I'm having such a tough time too. Two years ago, it was easy, the weight just melted off. This time around though, it's not budging! Doesn't help that I have a sugar monster baby that constantly needs to be given sugar!

    Baby steps and we'll get there!

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    1984 days ago
    I'm sorry things are not going as planned, but it seems you know where you went wrong and you know how to fix it! I have been there for sure, and I am the ultimate yo-yo dieter. But you have the tools and you have the support so keep at it! If you feel like snacking check out a show on you tube called supersize vs super skinny it's very eye opening!
    1984 days ago
    I know it can be frustrating but like you said, you made some healthy choices so yay for that! Keep doing what you are doing!
    1984 days ago
    You've made some changes - so yay!

    Now you'll work on those other changes. You can do this!
    1984 days ago
    Identifying the problem is probably over 60% of the solution. If you know what is going wrong, you can fix it.

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1984 days ago
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