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Sunday, October 20, 2013





The answers to these questions are intertwined.

WHY...............lying to myself happens without intent. I don't ALWAYS lie, but it happens like this...................I step on the scale in the morning. My weight is up. I immediately pause to think. What have I been doing? Is this real wt gain or is it something else? Sometimes, like today, I have an immediate answer to the questions. autumn has had me thinking about comfort foods. Well, comfort for me, which I know may not be comfort for everyone. I've been cooking and eating pots of chili, pea soup, and boiled dinner....good cold weather food and filled with fiber. Nothing wrong with that but better make sure the water intake is up there. So, this morning I told myself..."It's not REAL wt. gain, it's fiber...I'm full of it!" LOL

Am I lying to myself? I wonder. It is true that my fiber intake is over the top. I drink a lot of water but I haven't had extra water so yes, I am full of it.....BUT....what else have I been doing? Hershey's nuggets....every day...hmmmm. Potato chips, tortilla chips....measured yes, but salt that I don't need.

Ok, I certainly didn't mean to lie, but I think I am lying to myself a bit. I've been logging my miles and excusing my chocolate intake by counting the miles and the calories burnt. Not particularly bright, and not entirely honest.

Who does it hurt? DUH.............the only one I hurt when I lie to myself is me.

So now I know what I need to do. I need to be honest. Does logging the miles allow a free ride? NO! Can I still have chocolate or chips or ..............fill in the blank? YES! But not without reason. It's really very simple. I know what I need to do. I've done it before and I will do it again.

Back to today's scale...honestly, it's not a lie....it's up PARTLY because of my fiber rich diet and ENTIRELY due to what I have been eating! Big distinction and totally honest.

Honesty has GOT to be the best policy. emoticon
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    This is a good blog. We all do it. If only we could learn to be non-judgemental about stuff.
    1640 days ago
    Sigh....I, too, am a member of the Liars Club. I also call it the rationalizing run. I can find the same reasons as you to justify/excuse my weight gains. How human are we?!

    A constant and (gulp) lifelong process. BUT, it sure helps to know I am not alone:)
    1641 days ago
  • KAT130
    I think we all lie to ourselves, to a certain extent. But realizing it, and correcting the problem, is the first step.
    1641 days ago
    Well said!!
    1641 days ago
  • JANET552
    I totally agree! It is so easy to excuse behavior but we need to own up to what we are doing to reach our goals. emoticon

    P.S. Chocolate must be a Fall thing too. I've been reaching for the kisses.
    1641 days ago
  • JLITT62
    That comfort food battle (which includes chocolate) is so darn hard as it gets cooler! We're just primed to want to "bulk" up. But we can fight it!
    1641 days ago
    Yup. I agree 100%.

    But you know we are always our own toughest critic, and I think that's the reason we try to fool ourselves, even outright lying. (((sigh))) Just don't let yourself get away with too much of that stuff!
    1641 days ago
    Thanks for writing this blog...sure hits close to home.
    1641 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    While reading this I found myself shaking my head up and down in agreement....as I have been thinking?doing exactly the same thing. I will rein in those not so healthy thought/acts and be totally honest with what I am really doing. Thanks for the "shake up" call. Let's both have a great week....honestly....we deserve it :)
    1642 days ago
    Good blog. Thanks!
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  • ULTREYA3211
    Honesty has been one of the hardest lessons I am still learning. It is so easy to say it is water weight or that time of the month, or some other excuse; but then one day it is not just 2 or 3 pounds but 5, 10 or 20 and I'm still telling myself the same stories. Thanks for an honest blog that has made me think about how honest I am to myself. emoticon emoticon
    1642 days ago
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