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Flour Fixation

Friday, May 31, 2013

I leave May as I found it, weigh-wise. That puts a panic in me because the year is at the half way mark and I would like some tangible evidence that I’ll be at goal by year’s end. It’s only ten pounds, for goodness sakes. Why am I having so much trouble with these last ten pounds?

Maybe it’s time for a little perspective, because I have slowly lost almost thirty pounds, so I must have learned something along the way. Over the last decade I have gotten into the habit of physical activity. Over the last year I have gotten into the habit of packing my weekly lunches. Over the last months I have gotten into the habit of eating more produce. These are good lessons. I think they are now habits. Yay!

Now, as to this month: I worked out really hard, and I ate hard too; not every day, but enough to balance out what I might I have burned. In fact, I had a dip in weight, mid-month, but by month’s end a cheese cake appeared at home and it was part of too many meals from its visit on.

The reason my ten pounds of fat is staying around is that when I see cake or cookies at home or at a party, I still go to my default impulse, which is to store those goods inside my body. I consume and consume and I don’t feel great about that current default reaction. I need to change this.
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    Sorry to hear it is so hard.
    1848 days ago
    It's so difficult to resist 'special' treats. I made my 'rules' about food. There are certain places I will not eat - church, movies (till fiber week), etc.

    Have a good month!
    1848 days ago

    1848 days ago
    Sounds like we're all in the same boat! If it wasn't for the good exercise habits it could be worse.

    You seem to know your triggers, so now it's talking yourself out of them or only giving in once a week.
    1849 days ago
    I can't take off my last 10 either. **sigh**
    1849 days ago
    Yup, I'm like that ~ if it's there I will eat it !!

    I have maintained my goal weight for a year now, within 5 lbs., but I do remember after I had lost 30 lbs. how had it was to lose those last 10 ~ even eating right.

    Don't give up, keep pushing ahead. emoticon
    1849 days ago
    I know how you feel with the stubborn pounds staying on. It's good, though, that you recognize the culprit and can take steps to change the behavior. I have the same problem as you with certain foods - if they are in the house, I cannot stop consuming until they're gone. (Thankfully, that only happens with 1-2 trigger foods). Best of luck programming your mind with a new default reaction of healthy choice!
    1849 days ago
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