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Taking Control, Part 1: Truth-telling

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I have a confession. I've been a bad Sparkie. Sure, I've been saying it out loud, "This is my goal. This is what I'm going to achieve." I've been believing that it will happen.

But I haven't been doing what is necessary to MAKE it happen. Today, all of that changes.

Today, I START telling myself the truth. I STOP lying about why I'm having these bad results, i.e. weekly gains instead of losses (Oh, it's just water weight. I'm bloated. It's TOM this week.)

I've been overeating everyday. Handfuls of walnuts. Raisins. Chocolate chips. UNDER-estimating my portions. (That means heaping servings into that little 1/2 cup or 1 tbsp measuring spoon... And still tracking it as a serving size.) All of this adds up, at the end of the week in my weigh-ins. And at the end of the winter, around my mid-section. And at the beginning of summer, when I go to put on my bikini and feel TERRIBLE.

SOLUTION: A meal plan, that I stick to. EVERY DAY. "I don't care if it's boring, self. You will eat it, and you will like it!" Because it's good for me. It's good for my body. It's balanced! It doesn't allow for any cheating! And it will get me the results that I want. Time to start respecting myself.

I've been lazy. Not in the sense that I'm not doing anything. I'm doing plenty of things. Sure, I'm making time to clean the kitchen, make the bed, cook, eat, do the dishes, etc. But I don't mind doing these things. In fact, I like them. They are easy for me. That's what makes me lazy. I need to take on the hard things, the ones that are conducive to forming good habits. The ones that set me up for success. Success takes careful planning. And persistence. Not, "Let me try this for a week, and if it doesn't work, I give up." No. Try: "Let me try this for a YEAR." And then, "Let me take on these habits as a lifestyle."

SOLUTION: Stick with the aforementioned meal plan. Giving up is not allowed. Do the things that count FIRST. This means, make sure all my meals are prepped so I have no reason to "get creative in the kitchen." This means, doing my homework before anything else, so there is no need to eat out of pure procrastination.

I know it won't be easy. Change is never easy. But if I want results, I have to change. Because what I've been doing hasn't been working. No more lies. All truth!

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    I have been the same way. Finally I am getting it under control with juicing !!!

    1859 days ago
    I love it when people have their AHA moments.
    What a wonderful confessional post. Changes do happen when you step up on the plate and take control. And you are doing it!!!!!!!!! Woohooooo!
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    1863 days ago
    This was such a great blog, we are all guilty of this. Sometimes I feel pressured to pretend im doing good when I am really not doing well, but its when I am not doing well that I need the most support! Way to go girl, I am proud of you. Your plan sounds great, go get it! emoticon
    1864 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2013 9:46:12 PM
    Love this post! And we are in this together for sure because I am inspired by you to give meal-planning a real try. At least for a few meals:)
    1864 days ago
  • BREW99
    I'm a terrible winter person too and have fallen into these things also. It's great that you have admitted it and have come up with a solution emoticon emoticon
    1864 days ago
    Honesty is the WORST!!! But at the same time it is the best emoticon I've been so busy this week that I haven't stayed on track with nutrition or my workouts, and my window is closing. I haven't gained anything back, but I'm definitely not losing. Time to get back on it before I start gaining! Good luck!
    1867 days ago
    I could join you in making the same confession. Good luck and nice job by coming clean:)
    1867 days ago
    I also need those truths right now!
    I have been procrastinating making a meal plan,but enough is enough!
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    1867 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Good for you girl! It is hard to be honest with ourselves sometimes. I think that when we really look at what we are doing right and wrong we can grow the most. You are so going to reach your goals by summer ; )
    1867 days ago
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