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Junk in = Junk Out

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Simple concept that works every time… I eat junky food, I get a junky result. The last two weeks have been an interesting study for me. I thought I pretty much had my eating under control. Apparently I had another lesson to learn. I binged on crap. Chocolate covered granola bars, cinnamon rolls, marshmallows (stale, but still edible), chocolate chips, old weight watcher bars, ice cream bars…. Up until two weeks ago, I didn’t touch that stuff. So after the scale showed me the results of two weeks of not sticking to my eating plan and eating extra junky food (yep seven freakin’ pounds worth), I had a long soul searching session with myself. What changed to set me off? I think it’s a self esteem issue. I have a real crappy squat. I decided to seek some help to try and fix it. The last three weeks I have been working with a rehab guy to figure out and fix my issue. Needless to say he figured out that my glutes don’t fire and I have hip mobility/stability issues (which the glute issue is a part of). To make matters worse, I’m in good shape so that certain muscles are over compensating for what the issue is. It has been frustrating trying to figure out how to get things working properly again and to build it back up. I have been feeling like I am failing at it. This essentially put me in the “yeah, I know I shouldn’t eat five chocolate covered granola bars, but don’t really care” mood. I was looking for solace and comfort in food. Not where one should find it, nor does it solve any problems.

So, now that I have figured that out, I’m back on track. I’m not failing as I am actually trying to make things better. Plus, once I get things working better, some of my hip pain issues will be addressed. I need patience and diligence in doing the rehab stuff. It will happen, just not as quickly or easily as I had hoped. So my journey took a little detour. We have to learn what we have to learn in order to be successful in keeping the weight off. This week is going to be so much better now that I know what was bothering me.

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    I feel for you and could have written that menu myself - "i ate it and i don't care" leads to that self-loathing when pants don't fit. (sigh)

    I'm sorry you went through it, but glad to hear you got back on track after two weeks. I took off too many weeks or months and gained it back. You DON'T want to be there!!!

    Stick to it - I love the image you included. Slow progress is progress. Your story gave me a boost, so I thank you for that!
    1874 days ago
    emoticon I am glad to hear that you found the problem.
    1875 days ago
    I'm glad you figured out what was wrong. We learn the most from our mistakes. You can do it. I hope you feeling better.
    1881 days ago
    I was just talking with someone else about how the SUCCESSFUL losers/maintainers all seem to be the ones who do some deep soul-searching as they lose. You figured out the reason behind your junk binge, and are addressing it! And by sharing your journey, you are helping all the rest of us.
    You got this.
    1882 days ago
  • RUNGRL2013
    You're learning more and more about yourself..AND...you're taking actions to correct and improve what can be worked on. I say emoticon to you for that! You know I'm guilty for also seeking comfort in treats that sabotage our efforts; but you get back on the saddle each time and remember that it's the whole journey that counts (I think you told me that once, emoticon ). Keep going step by step, minute by minute and I hope your hip continues to get better each day. You're no failure, girl--that's for sure! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1882 days ago
    If it went on fast, it usually comes off fast. Congratulations on being back on track.
    1882 days ago
    I hear ya...none of those things in my house either or it will be bad news.
    1882 days ago
    We grow by making mistakes; anyone that never makes mistakes doesn't do anything! Glad you've figured it out. How many times I've passed up something good only to eat it days later when it was past it's prime! We're worth more than that! The things you binged on are things I still can't keep in the house even after all these years. I can enjoy them but have to buy a small amount or enjoy them out. Here's to learning from our slip ups! emoticon
    1882 days ago
    I hope you feel better. good luck.
    1883 days ago
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