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OMG! My Pants are too Tight!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Kitty Delightly is Back!!
From my lack of posts it’s easy to tell that I have fallen off the wagon yet again. This time it was for some personal reasons. Discovering who you really are involves a lot of soul searching and decision making outside of losing weight. To keep it short I’ve been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster lately and when I feel emotional I tend to eat what and how much I want to make me “feel” better.
I am more sure of myself and who I am and feel that I can finally give it my all in this quest to lose weight. Normally, I’d say, “today I am starting my diet” but I have read several diet and nutrition books lately and found that they say to slowly work your way into your diet and set your goals.
One book mentioned writing down what you eat and how much you normally eat and also how you feel physically and emotionally for about a week before you start a diet. Then you can mentally prepare for being on a diet and compare the results to what you started with. I am going with this approach this time and will set my diet to start on May 13 which is a little over a week so I can monitor my current eating habits.
I know they are bad and that I eat way too much. I don’t eat as many veggies and fruits as I should and feel constantly uncomfortable and bloated. Today, I was in a rush getting ready for work and I hadn’t finished all the laundry this week and found I only had one outfit I could wear today. It’s an outfit that’s a size or two too small for me at the moment. What an eye opener! I feel like the most uncomfortable person right now, everything is tight and I feel terrible I have gained so much weight since I last wore this outfit. I am so ready for a change but I don’t want to rush into it like I always do I want to do this for real and be honest with myself, and you know the truth is hurting right now, figuratively and physically (these pants are just way too tight)!

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    Thank you so much everyone for the lovely comments! That is why I love Spark so much because of all the wonderful people and the encouragement and kind words we share with each other, it really truly is a fantastic motivator! emoticon
    1873 days ago
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    1873 days ago
    Welcome back!

    It sounds like you've had a wake up call...I recently did as well, so I am right here with you, recommitting and getting back to it. I like your idea of easing back into it by first documenting how you're eating now and then making healthy changes to that. I'm doing something similar. School is still in for me right now, but winding up for the semester, so I'm really busy. However, I am taking time to focus on at least one little thing each week regardless.

    You and I can both do this! Reach out anytime and message me if you want someone to be accountable to, or just to say hi!
    1873 days ago
    emoticon Back Ms. Kitty Delightly emoticon

    Sometimes, it's the tight pants that help us to see how it really is. My experience was similar. I was normal BMI (borderline, but normal) in July 2012 ~ by Dec 28, 2012, I had gained 14 lbs. I had just read an article by Indy Girl here on SparkPeople. She told how she'd gained 100 lbs for the first four decades of her life.

    It hit me right between the eyes emoticon

    If I kept on doing what I was doing ~ gaining 14 lbs every 6 months ~ I would gain 280 lbs in the next 10 years. emoticon

    Well, SparkPeople was there for me before and it's still here helping me now.

    YOU WILL figure out what works for YOU!
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    1873 days ago
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