5% Winter Challenge, Blog 5 What can you improve on?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Today's blog question asks, "What can you improve on?"
Ha! Everything! If there was nothing to improve, I'd be my thin and health self already. So the real question, for me anyway cuz I like it down and dirty, is "Why the hell haven't you met your goal yet?"
Gosh, okay, let me come up with an answer that isn't financed by excuses. I have not reached my goal yet because not enough time has passed between when I "re-Sparked" to now for me to have "re-lost" the weight I "re-gained". Really. But, then there's the fact that I keep experiencing setbacks and therefore am not as far along as I could be at this point in time. Ok, so, maybe there's the thing, why am I having "setbacks"? I have no excuses. I cannot think of any good reason. I dig deep, looking for the golden explanation and there's not one. I am weak. I mess up. I get hungry for things. I listen to my hunger instead of my head sometimes. I have lazy days. I enjoy indulging with my husband too much. I am human.
But those are starting to sound like excuses, aren't they?
I haven't met my goal yet because not enough time has passed and I am a bit off track on said goal because I falter. I can improve the rate at which I falter. Instead of binging once or twice or three (!) times a month, I can improve it to once a month. Heck, I can improve it right out of existence. Not. I know I can't. I like the big meal out complete with appetizer, wine, dessert too much. So, what I will do is stop doing it so much and when I am indulging, pull back on the extreme to which I binge. This is my work in progress. It's hard. I am in training on this. Wish me luck!

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    We are human and far from being perfect we will have setbacks but what really matters is how we deal with our set backs I'm finding the key is flexibility in everything in life has to throw at me. We can do it we just need to accept the fact we will have slip ups and take a detour or two emoticon emoticon
    2717 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Life is for living and the occasional indulgence is part of it. emoticon
    2717 days ago
    Just live life the best you can and stop beating yourself up . You are wonderful and when you know that then your plan will come together for you . the hardest part of anything is the beginning not the end, if it were easy then hell we wouldnt do it lol . You cut back like you said and i am sure that you wont need excuses or reasons any longer emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2718 days ago
    2718 days ago
    Very well said! I think everyone needs those splurge days or meals once in a while, as long as they aren't a regular thing. :)
    2718 days ago
  • ROSE-100
    You seem to have found how what's wrong, you have the power to fix it. emoticon
    2718 days ago
    Exactly. You have to find what you can live with. I like that you're honest with yourself and you're choosing small changes to improve situations that you know you'll be in again.


    BTW, thanks for leaving the advice on my blog!! I found your comments really helpful! I plan on researching a bit off of what you wrote and finding some good moves for me.

    2718 days ago
    I figure this is a journey, not a destination. Just like ALL the other areas of our lives, we are in the process of "becoming". Whether it's learning a new programming language or learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, it's a process. Sometimes you travel fast, sometimes slow. Sometimes you hit bumps or wander off the road entirely. Ultimately the important thing is that you're headed in the right direction.

    Your journey is individual, and it won't look like anyone elses. You are NOT failing.
    2718 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like you are on to a positive solution ;) emoticon
    2718 days ago
    emoticon Good luck emoticon
    2718 days ago
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