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Honesty Time: Okay... Last night, FELL OFF the Wagon!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Soooooooooo, yesterday I did GREAT at work with my eating!! I was SOOOOO PROUD of myself. Fast forward to when I get home, my hubby has gone grocery shopping & guess what he picks up ~ A Strawberry Pound Cake emoticon Box of Oatmeal Creme Pies, & BBQ Chips!!! Now I was like REALLY!!! But what did I do, instead of turning away & walking out of the kitchen. I opened the cake & cut me a NICE SLICE OF DELICIOUS CAKE!!! Yes, I sooooooo enjoyed that cake.. Then for dinner I ate Nachos, Yes Nachos..

Fast forward to later on, I then eat 2 oatmeal creme pies.. Why am I writing this for all of Spark to read, well it's about ME Being HONEST with Myself & seeing it in writing. This is f or me to look back over my past behaviors instead of lying to myself by saying I don't eat that bad b/c clearly yesterday I went OVERBOARD!!!

Now, what does this mean???? I am going to have to tell my hubby to get that cake off the table & eat those oatmeal creme pies & chips b/c I can't have them in the house or in my eye sight b/c I will be BEYOND TEMPTED!!! I know I should've had WILL POWER but I didn't!!! Therefore, I have to get it OUT OF THE HOUSE!

I must make today better than Yesterday & recognize my pitfalls and do something about it.

Have a great day & thanks for reading!
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    If it's within reaching distance I just my choke and reach. So the temptations either got to go or you're going to have to build some STRONG will power
    1767 days ago
    My willpower is terrible too!!! I gave in and had ice cream FOUR days, yes FOUR days in a row!!! And not just a small indulgence but HUGE ones. It's hard not to beat yourself up but tomorrow is a new day! Your junk food will be out of sight, out of mind! emoticon
    1769 days ago
    I would have done the same thing. I can't resist stuff like that. He has good taste in junk food though. LOL.
    1773 days ago
    who rung my door bell? my hubbie does the same thing. But he has gotton better over the years. I am diabetic and he is pre that is the only thing leading him not to buy some of the junk. I am kicking my own butt. I weighted less than what my scale will say in a little while. Can't tell what I do not want to jinx it LOL! I ate just the top of a mini cup cake and wham! weighted jumped over night. I am so mad at myself but I knew sugar can do that to me. I am dumping those minis and staying emoticon the course. I will keep it moving! You will to. Advice from a married lady. Do not be surprised if hubbie gets offensive over those goodies. Especially if you tell him you do not want them in the house or you do not want them if offered. Warning in case it happens. Be prepared.
    1773 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    We all have our Weak Moments. So don't beat Yourself up over this. We deserve to have Treats too. Keep tracking your food and maybe cut back a little to allow for the extra calories this week. You can overcome this. This is a New Day. You Can Do It. We have Faith In You. WTG!!! Your Husband and You can go Grocery Shopping Together so You have more control over the kinds of food you get. That would help You too. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1774 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Kudos for not beating yourself up about it, blogging with humor and moving forward!
    1774 days ago
  • SHEL_V2
    Oh my, thanks for your decision to share. I was put on extreme diets starting in my pre-teen years, and have vague memories of the kind of carb binge that would happen when I got the chance. We're taught that the problem is our *character* not the crazy availability of highly processes and super-appealing foods and what it does to our insulin levels, and what that does to our brain.

    My husband was not much interested when I was a low-fat vegetarian dieter, but a few weeks of watching me eat low carb and seeing weight just drop off, he got very interested. Can your man be bribed with some bacon? Mine didn't even know he liked bacon! He's lost 25 lbs in about 2 months.
    1774 days ago
    Honesty is good. When you face issues head on you find yourself at a crossroads, and time to kick your goals up a notch. I like the idea of requesting DH to hide his snacks (even better to join you on your journey) and work on visualization and crystallizing what your goals are to get lean and mean! emoticon emoticon
    1774 days ago
    I fall off the wagon and then I just want to smack myself in the head.

    I have found that the binge, guilt cycle to be so defeating. So I am working on that. Trying to stop the binging.
    1774 days ago
    I know how hard it is to post when you fall off the wagon but you did it and that's half the battle. Good for you and I know you will succeed!!!! emoticon
    1774 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 3:13:37 PM
  • MY1FAN
    Great attitude and plan. I'm in the same boat. I didn't make the best food choices last week and I gained 4 pounds. So my goal for this week is to make better food choices one day at a time. So far so good but I still struggle. I like your honesty. I'm the same way even if there are some things I don't want to be honest about ( like I don't want to track my food after a bad day and pretend it didn't happen). So here's to us dusting ourselves off and trying again. Best wishes to you.
    1774 days ago
    It's all about today. Yesterday is gone and today is another shot at living the fit and healthy life you want for yourself. emoticon
    1774 days ago
    Dang...I should have come to your house for dinner last night. Sounds yummy emoticon . But seriously, back on the wagon today & it will be ok. Just strap yourself on better next time, ok?
    1774 days ago
    If you want cake or oatmeal pies...tell hubby you are going to cut a serving off- now cut out 1 bite....measure it and then give the rest to him. You savor that one bite.
    1774 days ago
    Honesty really helps - not just to show that you really went overboard and made some less than brilliant choices, but to remind you that you did that YESTERDAY and YESTERDAY is over and done with - NOW, having made your confession, you can move forward and today WILL be a better day - have you decided what you could do to reduce the impact of make it easier for you the NEXT time you are faced with a similar situation? You can make today GREAT - go for it.
    1774 days ago
    I feel your pain I fell off the wagon on the 4th of July and have been drug behind it since yesterday! I got back on the wagon yesterday and I feel better already.

    1774 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 11:11:11 AM
    We fall but we get up. You'll get up. As for my hubby and his snacks he hides them from me. Hides them and I don't waste energy hunting his junk down, but he does hide them from me so I can't get into them. Hubby is going to have to hide his treats from you. You'll bounce back. Today will be better.
    1774 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 10:52:03 AM
  • ROCKLAND2010
    We've all fallen off the wagon. It's getting back on that is important. I can't keep those types of food in my house...
    1774 days ago
    Way to be honest with yourself. I can't have them in the house either. I taste just one and off the wagon I go. But there is good news for you. You fell off the wagon but it didn't run you over. You saw and you are already working on fixing it. emoticon
    1774 days ago
    LOL !! I was with you when you said you had a slice of cake - I thought to myself, ok, she deserved that treat. Then you said you had nachos for dinner and I thought - oh, oh, this is not good. And then you topped it off with the oatmeal creme pie and chips and I said - Oh No, say it isn't so !!

    I guess you were having one of those nights that we all have sometimes, but I'm glad you're holding your self accountable instead of trying to justify why you ate ALL that. Hopefully, that was the last time and you're looking forward to better choices in the future.

    1774 days ago
    Good for you for blogging, being honest and realizing your triggers. You can do it... I have faith in you.
    1774 days ago
    Blogging is the best thing you could have done for yourself. You're telling yourself that one evening of slips doesn't give you permission to throw the whole plan away, and that you need to keep addressing the things that throw you off!


    Two things that occurred to me:

    Have a heart to heart and let him know that you can't have things like that in plain view. If he can find a place to stash them out of the way, then that's fine, but the counter is out of bounds for empty calories (not "junk food" - just "empty calories").

    Try cutting your carbs to the bare bones for a couple of weeks. It really does make it SO much easier to resist temptations. If you have insulin spikes and valleys your body is actually TELLING you to eat the empty calories. If you get all your carbs for the day from fruit and veg instead of grain your cravings will drop substantially.
    1774 days ago
    Great step in being honest with yourself. I have been struggling with my eating since getting back from vacation last week. I have got to pull it together quick before I gain back my hard earned weight loss.
    1774 days ago
  • DCC_85
    I know how you feel. I was on vacation and my family was cooking out. There were chips on the table so I took one. Then another and another. Then I found there was dip in the refrigerator and I continued too eat them with dip. AHHHHH!!! I told my sister-in-law to take these and hide them. She said, OK, if you eat another one I will slap your hand-LOL.

    Don't know why things that are so bad for you taste so good!
    1774 days ago
    Ban him from grocery shopping? lol
    1774 days ago
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