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Yes, you CAN... It's just difficult

Sunday, January 10, 2016

There are moments (and some of those moments last a pretty long time) where I am completely confused about why I am having a difficult time losing the weight. There have been times where I felt I just couldn't do it.
Right now - I have been sticking to my plan for over a week now. Why do I say only over a week? I've been trying to do this for years!!!
Well - when I am brutally honest with myself, I have to recognize that, as much as I may protest over the following thought, one cookie is not an option.
Yup. You heard me.
If I want to get this weight off I cannot have "just a bite".
I cannot lick off the spoon while I am baking - even if I log it.
I cannot have a lollipop to tame my sweet tooth.
I cannot have "just one" small cookie at a party.
I used to say to myself, "How can ONE piece of cake be the cause of my not losing any weight when I am "perfect" for the rest of the week?!?
Well - I don't know how - but I know that it CAN!
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It's not easy.
In fact it is very difficult.
Frankly - It's totally angry-making at times.
but - when I find myself coming home from a party where I did not eat any of the lovely pastries that were offered (or rather that people tried to force down my throat) I feel great!
The crazy thing is that right when I realize how great I feel for having resisted eating all those yummy things, the next crazy thought in my head is, "I should really treat myself for having been so good! I deserve a cookie!"
When I had that thought it was even MORE difficult to resist because my inner glutton was having a major tantrum....
But I just made myself a cup of tea and went to sleep.
The next morning I felt amazing!!!!!
So - We can all do this, if we are truly honest with ourselves and exert a TREMENDOUS amount of willpower.
It's really not easy, but it's the only way.
Maybe I can have that ONE cookie when I'm on maintenance - but only on very special occasions...
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    Well said. Keep pushing. It is hard to deny yourself. But it is the best way to succeed.

    1473 days ago
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    It gets easier as you get further out from eating processed foods.
    1474 days ago
    This is a great blog! I'm delighted to see that someone else has anger issues, when it comes to food and what I'm able to have and not able to have. When depressing times come, and there will be those times we have choice to make and making the right choice, will make us feel STUPENDOUS!

    I'm so proud of you for resisting all those temptations that people were trying to shove down your throat. My family does that to me, constantly. They just don't get it and then it starts fights within the family, and then I give in. Being around my family is a toxic situation for me. I love them, but I keep my distance or I go over there when I know they will not be serving food.

    When you hit maintenance, I'll give you the straight scoop from what is happening to me. Now mind you, everybody is different, so this is just what is going on with me. I still fluctuate about 5 to 6 lbs. every month. Yes, I do treat myself, once in a while, because sometimes I don't stop at one cookie or whatever I'm having, so I try my best to make sure that there is only one serving in my home of whatever it is that I'm treating myself with. And the hardest thing is that it's harder for me to be in maintenance than it was to lose weight. Now, you have a glimpse of being in maintenance, from what is going on with me.


    - Nancy Jean-
    1474 days ago
    Well said and true
    1474 days ago
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