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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trying to get back on track

Why is ok that we say horrible things about ourselves, but we complain when other people have a nasty comment of the same degree?  I've been beating myself up since Thanksgiving over the weight I gained and the amount of food I consumed.  Reading how my bloggy friends survived the holiday with portion control and even weight loss makes me feel like a failure.  I could have done better! 

I've been trying my best to stay on track with my food intake.  With Thanksgiving leftovers staring me in the face it was hard not to binge.  I finally threw out the extra desserts we took home.  Say good bye to the homemade cheesecake, the chocolate pecan pie, and the pudding with fudge cookies.  The kids were heart broken, but they don't need it either. 

Finally I feel like I have control of what I put in my mouth.  Now, it's time to work on the motivation to move this big ass of mine.  I don't use Spark People, but they had free videos on Youtube that were excellent!  Because really, who wants to spend $20 on a DVD that they are going to use 2 times?  I got in 20 minutes of resistance training and 15 minutes on my yoga ball; tomorrow will be cardio.  It's amazing how good I feel right now. 

Thanksgiving is in the past.  Today I'm choosing to look forward instead of dwelling on what I did 5 days ago.  I can't accomplish anything by beating myself up.  Think positive! I can do this!  (pep talk to myself)

15 comments:

Barb said...

Way to go! Your back in control...not the food!
Thanks for the blog. It was just what I needed today. We can do this!!

FatAngryBlog said...

You CAN do it! I know you can!

And you know, I never thought about looking up videos on how to do some exercises at home.

I bought a yoga ball but I haven't taken it out of the box yet because I am worried about the cat or the dog wrecking it.

The Ninja said...

You CAN do it, a day is just a day and you have determination on your side. Good job on the workout.

Weight loss is NO FAIRY TALE said...

WoW!!! You are quite the woman to throw cheesecake away!!! Way to go!!!! Grab a hold of the reigns and don't let go!!

Lanie Painie said...

I'm glad you're pulling yourself out of that quagmire of self-destruction. And in answer to your question: it's NOT OKAY for us to speak to ourselves that way. When you catch yourself doing it, say "Self, I wouldn't let anybody else treat me this way, I surely won't tolerate it from you." and go on with your day. It can be done!

Lauren Morris said...

Way to go throwing out the deserts! That takes will power right there. I have a plaque hanging in my closet so every morning when I get my clothes I see it, and it says " Today is the first day of the rest of my life". I try to remember that when I have had a bad eating day, like lunch today.. Good luck. I am learning that this is a day to day process that we all struggle with.

Twiggy said...

The only leftovers we brought home from thanksgiving was a pumpkin pie (yes, the whole thing, my mother in law bought too many). I didn't have any, and I found that it wasn't a huge battle for me. I had 2 pieces on thanksgiving and I figure that was all I needed. Normally I would have had a piece of it, but I am learning a new way of being over here :)

It is hard for us to be nice to ourselves. I'm not talking about excusing behavior we know isn't productive, but there is a difference between behind honest and being overly critical. We all have issues with this sometimes, and no matter what you think, I t hink you're doing great!

Mrs. D said...

First, you threw out the leftovers- I doubt that's something the old you would have done. I know I wouldn't have, I would have eaten half the pie to get rid of it faster because dumping it just never would have entered my mind back then. You took control of your environment, and that's huge!

And it's never okay to treat ourselves so badly, but we've all done it! Nixing those habits is just as hard as getting rid of the weight, and just as important. I know you can do it though!

Jennifer said...

I did not survive Thanksgiving well either. So dont feel bad. What you make of it right now by choosing to get back on track is the next step to success. You can do this!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Call me Ishmael said...

Great post. You are so right about the negative comments we give ourselves. I have a good friend who has a weight problem and when she has a bad day I am full of cheer and perspective and good advice for her -- and I truly believe it. I'm not must mouthing platitudes to her. when I mess up, my reaction is much more negative and punitive and frankly, less effective. Now I stop and say to myself, what would you tell Becky if you were talking to her? It helps me "redirect" my negative thoughts to positive channels. Also, really impressed that you threw out desserts! That's amazing! What willpower you have. Keep it up.

TnT said...

How have I not seen your blog before?! Good for you for moving on, getting rid of the desserts and starting anew! :) Keep up the great work, and remember tomorrow is a new day!

NAN said...

You CAN DO IT!!! I can't wait to see that you have lost 5-10 pounds before 2011 and have bought a few new clothes after the holidays! Go girl! Oh, I have thrown food out too and for frugal me, it hurts but better in the garbage than my belly!

Stephanie said...

Good for you throwing those leftovers away! I'm very proud of you! I've used those videos on Sparkpeople before, and they're very helpful. YOU CAN DO THIS! I'm behind you 100%!

Kellie said...

A mantra that I have heard many times during my journey: "No guilt and move on."

We are all human and will make some mistakes on the journey. I have no doubt that you will get back on the horse and succeed!!

I love your blog! The design is really cute and you have a very inspirational and positive message to share! :)

~Kellie

http://chubbygirldiary.com

christina said...

thanks for the post on my blog - I dont know what I would do with 50 points! They are only giving me 29. I was getting 25 before so not a huge jump up from me but 30 to 50... thats insane! Maybe at your next meeting they will have suggestions on dealing with meals and staying at your points...keep me posted!

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