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The Brutal Truth = 3 lbs

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

My WW weigh-in today saw a 3 pound gain from last week.

The brutal truth is that I didn't track my food and I made some very unhealthy choices last week. Like thinking it would be safe to buy a box of Oreos for the house. All gone in one day. Eaten by me. There were many more choices like that, although none quite that unhealthy.

The brutal truth is that if I eat the way I used to eat, I'll put on the pounds and get fatter. There is no way around it.

The brutal truth is that if I don't track my food, then I "forget" what I've eaten and convince myself that regular unhealthy choices won't put on the pounds. Until they do.

The brutal truth is that if nothing changes, nothing changes.

The beautiful truth is that all I have to do is eat foods that nourish my body in healthy amounts and I'll eventually be a healthy weight.

The brutal truth is that to reach that beautiful truth, I need to maintain my healthy routines. Here are the things I did NOT do this last week:
Did not do a grocery shop on Sunday and clean, pare, and cut veggies and fruit.
Did not track what I ate.
Did not stay away from soda pop, even though it's diet, it still starts a craving cycle.
Did not get good sleep, so I was more vulnerable to carb and sugar cravings.

I did swim twice and have a good walk. But, as someone else wrote on a Spark Blog - your mouth can always eat faster than your body can move!

Today is another day, today I choose healthy foods and activities. Today is it.
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  • KAREN608
    I'm the same way, I fall into old bad habits and now I realize they may always be there in the background, so I have to learn to fall and get up again. Last weekend was the fall in a hole of calories and eat my way out... two buffets ....... I ate less than I used to...and a tiny loss this week. Then the rest of week with my new tracker I walked my legs off. I was too tired today to over eat. It was weird.

    Plan to succeed and keep moving.
    2803 days ago
    AMEN and feeling your pain. Been on a mindless spell myself, but I did make myself enter my calories. Yesterday alone I ate at least 1200 more calories than I needed....at that rate, I should be able to gain over a pound a week-what am I doing?
    I am falling down one less time that I am willing to get up, so it's back to developing discipline.
    Oh, might I add I have managed to get 0-that's zero-activity minutes this week.....

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    2804 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13978272
    The first step is to recognize where your current choices are taking you. You've gained 3 lbs and you are realizing that's your wake-up call. You've devised your plan of action, now the next step is to carry through on it... today, tomorrow, the rest of the week... one day at a time, and you'll reach your goals...
    2805 days ago
    Good luck with the healthy choices. It is always easier to revert to bad choices and convince yourself it won't matter. We all know it does matter, so stick to your guns and make those healthy choices. You can do it!

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    2806 days ago
    At least you recognize the truth and you are ready to start fresh!! emoticon
    2806 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    I would be wanting to face the brutal truth of what triggered all this. Until that is addressed it is lurking waiting for another opportunity for self-sabotage. Kind of like a boogie man in the closet.
    2806 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2560890

    Good for you for turning it all around. Lesson learned and that IS important. We all have times when we make the wrong choices but it is done and now to get on with your plan. I am really proud of you. You made a good choice today.

    2806 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon I liked your blog. If I hadn't eaten that ice cream and that extra big red velvet cupcake with the cream cheese frosting all by myself last thursday night, went out to breakfast Saturday morning I probably wouldn't have gained my lb this week. You are right our mouths eat faster than our bodies move. emoticon
    2806 days ago
  • 46SHADOW
    love your honesty. i love the word beautiful trurh. This is a hard journey but emoticon you look awesome BTW. Where are you going to WW?Thinking of joining. Is it helpful?
    2806 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Honesty is the first step, knowledge is the second, putting it into action is the third, loving yourself enough to keep doing it is the fourth emoticon emoticon because you are so worth it emoticon
    2806 days ago
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