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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

emoticon Ugh. I always have excuses. My last blog entry was about breaking that 200 and how I always seem to self sabotage. I did well yesterday. I took two walks and even managed to stay within my calorie range even though I was up until 1 a.m.

I'm an emotional eater (aren't we all?). And today has been a very emotional day. I over reacted over a situation with my son. I invited my mother (who has always been fond of saying things like, "You don't sit! You LAND!" and sending me brochures on bariactric surgery) and my aunt to visit me from Oklahoma for my birthday in October. I'm sleep deprived and exhausted to the point of tears. One of my pet peeves is when women use PMS unnecessarily to excuse them from inappropriate behavior. But sure in enough, this afternoon, my OTHER Aunt came for a visit (TMI moment for the day).

Using all these excuses, I let my husband, otherwise known as "The Enabler", to take me to Red Lobster for dinner. They have an all-you-can-eat shrimp special right now. I've only eaten at RL two or three times in my life. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed. Granted, it wasn't bad, but it really wasn't even that good, either. Of course that didn't stop me. I literally ate 1000 calories over my suggested limit, all of it at dinner. emoticon

This is the first time since February that I've gone that far off my diet. I should consider that alone an achievement. But as I lay here on my sofa, bloated to discomfort, I'm feeling pretty crappy. emoticon

BUT! Tomorrow is another day. I've had my "Cheat Day" until the holidays at least. Maybe now that I've gotten it out of the way, I'll strive even harder to break that 200. I go to Camparet Belly Dance Camp in October and I'm determined to lose 15-20 pounds by then. I will do it! emoticon
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    Wow! Thanks y'all! I'm finding that blogging and getting advice and so much support here is invaluable!
    2736 days ago
    I don't know if this helps or not, but personally I've noticed a HUGE difference in my "excuses" when I try to "reprogram" my way of thinking. I get up in the morning and think to myself, "If you have a good breakfast, you can REWARD yourself with a great workout today." And if I do the workout, I think "I can now REWARD myself with a meal that will make me feel good about myself."

    You know how they say "Spend your day acting like your nails are wet so don't break any nails?" I actually transformed this idea into "Spend your day looking as pretty as you can feel, so you take pride in who you are and what you want to accomplish." It's a LOT easier to resist temptation when you feel good about yourself.

    I have an outfit that I wear when my "Aunt" visits and I'm at my least motivated. It's very sexy but roomy enough to make the puffy not so uncomfortable. It makes me feel pretty and special when my body is feeling anything BUT that! When I wear that, it makes me want to take a walk. When I don't, all I want to do is sit on the couch and eat cheddar cheese goldfish. Often, the worse I feel about myself on that day, the more dolled up I get and the more jewelry I wear. It actually REALLY makes a difference for me -- maybe something like that would work for you too?
    2736 days ago
    Even with those days that circumstances conspire against us and help us go against our best wishes, is appears you are on the right track. Getting back on track today is the best thing you can do. Keep up the good work.

    2737 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    you have to take the step forward and stay positive. you can not let it get you down. sooner you get out, sooner you will see why you want to move on.
    2737 days ago
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