I gained another pound. I could blame it on hubby being home and our whirlwind adventure. But I am going to take a moment and just be real with myself.
I LOVE food and I HATE saying “no” to myself. I also hate being uncomfortable… sweaty, dirty, hot…. all things I hate being. Exercise hasn’t happened in 2 weeks. All of this has combined to make me the 290 pounds that I am today. I hate it…. but I hate the weight I carry around less than I hate saying no to myself or actually getting sweaty to work it off… Does that make sense?
I constantly think about wanting to lose weight, be healthier, not eating junk food, making healthier choices… but when push comes to shove, I go for “easy”. I’m never going to get where I want to be by picking the easy option! That is the first thing that has to change if I am ever going to get anywhere!
This week I am going to work on my brain and thoughts… less thinking of what I should be doing. Less beating myself up for not doing it. And less “I’ll do better next week” as I reach for a 3rd cookie… I’m going to take the “easy” stuff that’s not good for me out of the house entirely! And then I am going to make healthier options faster and easier to go for. That means chopping veggies and fruit ahead of time, having a big bowl of salad ready to go, pre-cooking some chicken so I have quick options for protein. It also means cleaning up a space for me to work out in the comforts of the A/C and having all my DVD’s and gear accessible.
I know I can do this… I just have to dig deep, get past wanting to always be comfortable and find the will!
Goals this Week:
– Make better food choices starting today.
– Get my workout space tidied and ready for exercise.
– Prep healthier foods so they are easy to grab and ready to go.
– Less mindless snacking.
So much of it is our habits. You have to want it bad enough to make changes. Set small goals and work toward it. You can do this.
don't be so hard on yourself! A pound could easily be water or normal weight fluctuation! But I like your goals this week – mine are to be more consistent as well! Sounds like you are going to do great! good luck! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I think weight loss is a one day at a time thing. You really have to reset your brain to make different choices. I need start making healthier choices, too. I think everyone could stand to!
Ashley (A Cute Angle)
Thank you for sharing! I am in kind of the same boat! It is so easy to say "Oh I will do better tomorrow"…and I find myself doing that a lot! I have been going to the gym 6 days a week for 3 months…I have lost inches and you can see in my face the weight is off but the scale says I have not lost anything so I know my food choices are preventing me from losing weight. I am very frustrated! However today is a new day and I will start fresh, I will make better food choices, I will work just a bit harder at the gym and maybe next time I step on the scale it will say that all my hard work is paying off! This has been a real struggle for me and I just wanted to let you know that it is inspiring for me to read your blog and I want you to know you are not alone!
Thank you for sharing Karie! It helps me to know that others struggle with the same thing and that my story is helping inspire others 🙂