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Why Is Our Default to Beat Ourselves Up?

Monday, May 10, 2021

I've been annoyed about my weight...I hit a 16-lb loss just before xmas, then I relaxed over the holidays and gained 5 or 6 lbs and have been trying to lose it ever since. I was finally almost there, but then the past few weeks, I've been socializing a lot again, and I've gained a couple. I've been beating myself up a lot about that weight gain, despite the fact that I've been getting a lot of compliments lately about how good I look. Which made me think...I'm still, as of Saturday, around a 13 lb loss, which is nothing to sneeze at. Yes, I'd like to be lower, but I have lost 13 lbs and I should compliment myself for that, not beat myself up.


But I am gonna keep plugging, and hopefully hit that elusive 20-lb mark at some point!


So I'm going to try to focus on the positive - focus on the weight I HAVE lost, and the weight I'm going to lose, rather than the weight I HAVEN'T lost, or the weight I've gained. Because focusing on the negative, although it's in a lot of ways easier, is just not real productive.


It's been SUPER windy here, so I skipped the bike ride yesterday. Annoying, because biking seems to burn a lot more calories than walking. So I went for a 6-mile walk to try to make up for it. And I did 4.5 miles today. Today is supposed to the last really bad day for wind, so hopefully I can get back on my bike tomorrow morning.


I had a nice quiet Mother's Day...went for my walk, gave the dog a bath, then basically spent the afternoon reading and doing my nails.


Thankfully this looks like another pretty quiet week, work-wise. It'll be non-quiet in that Paul is getting on a plane at the crack of dawn tomorrow, going on a golf trip with a friend. He'll be gone till Saturday night, so that'll be some extra work - in particular, he does all the cooking, so I have to step up and deal with dinner this week.


Okay, enough procrastinating, I need to get back to work, ugh. Happy Monday, all!

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    Nothing wrong with socializing, when I first started I wouldn't go out anywhere because I was afri would not be able to get anything and ruin my diet. No I try and look online before I go in and pick out my choices before I go. Makes it easier.
    38 days ago
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