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I’ve been putting off this post. I should have written it yesterday… possibly even last week. If you’ve been following for a while then you might have noticed a lack of “Weigh In Saturday” posts. Why you ask? Well because I wasn’t weighing in… I was afraid too! And for good cause.
I’ve gained some weight back.
I can’t even tell you how sad, frustrated and embarrassed that statement makes me. Honestly, I felt like giving up on the Shaklee program*. Not because it wasn’t working, but because I was failing at doing the things I was/am supposed to.
It all started with the tooth ache. Now, please believe me when I say I am not making excuses. So many of you have been cheering me on, and I feel that I need to be honest with you, but most importantly with myself. That insanely awful tooth ache and subsequently pulled tooth really threw me off my game. I justified eating things I shouldn’t have because it was “soft food” or it didn’t hurt, or it wouldn’t get stuck in the hole in my jaw (sorry if you’re squeamish). I had ice cream and chocolate and cake and pop and so many other things that I shouldn’t have. Going to the gym was out of the question when I was in pain and then again right after the tooth was pulled but I milked that excuse way more than I should have.
Then my Hubby got a job that has him away from home a lot *sad face* we celebrated with dinner out… then I didn’t want to cook a healthy meal because “that would take time away from him”. It’s a little scary how easily I justified giving up on my newly found healthy life. Then he left for his new job! He’s gone more than he’s home… and that makes it entirely to easy for me to just eat whatever I want or to forget about eating altogether. D’oh!
To say I am disappointed in myself is an understatement and one of the biggest reasons I’ve avoided writing this post.
Tomorrow is a new day. Hubby is gone for a few days and I am CLEANING OUT THE GARBAGE FOODS! No more candy, pop, junk or cake. I’m keeping the chocolate though… but sending it to my mother in laws for safe keeping. Its good chocolate! One can not just throw that stuff away! 😉 I will give myself a little credit for buying mostly vegetables at the grocery store this week.
To keep from being totally depressed and sad about my lack of weight loss awesomeness, I took my measurements today! I’ve lost TEN INCHES!!! 10! Ten whole inches! To say I’m surprised is an understatement! I measured 8 spots and I’ve lost 10 inches! Most of the inches lost is in my core area… who knew!?!?!?!?
So I am picking myself up by the boot straps, getting the junk out of the house and getting my butt out of bed early enough to get in a solid work out! I need your cheers, encouragement, and maybe even a slap or 2. Please hold me accountable, ask me on twitter, facebook or instagram how I am doing, I promise that I will give you an honest answer. I am realizing more than ever that I will never be successful on my own!
Ps. Later this week I am going to be sharing a ridiculously rich, delicious and calorie filled dessert… but it’s for a church event… I didn’t eat it all by myself. Just sayin 😉
*People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
Just pick yourself up and carry on. Your trouble was not weighing weekly!! Getting on the scales is what will bring you back to reality and let you know the damage your "slip ups" are doing. Seeing the needle go up instead of down will usually stop you before too much ground is lost.
Don't use messing up as an excuse to quit….just think of it as a small detour 🙂
NEVER SKIP YOUR WEEKLY WEIGHT CHECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I lost 95 lbs last year and now weigh 110…..hang in there!!
I agree 100% on the weekly weight check. If I had just made myself go and be accountable that first week, it might not have become a big slip w=for an entire month! BUT that is behind me and I am moving forward and making good choices! I WILL be at the next weigh in… even though I will probably not like the results. :/ I've got this… i just have to remember that! Thanks for your encouragement!
Hey Jennifer –
It's OK, you gotta be kinder to yourself. We ALL backslide now and then and as long as you REALIZE it and as you say pull yourself up by those bootstraps and get back on the program, it's gonna be alright.
Congratulations on the 10 inches. I don't measure. I had gastric bypass surgery about 3 years ago and lost about 1/2 my body weight down from 364 to 185 and then over the past year gained 40 lbs… and it's been an uphill battle since to work that off… and still trying… I got an elliptical machine which has been the bane of my existence since I have bad knees (due to the weight being what it was for 49 years destroying the cartilage in them) but I do it. Started at 10 minutes, added 3 minutes as it got easier and am up to 20 minutes every other day. And I had a week where I did NOTHING… kept looking at that thing and saying omg I gotta get back on it… and not… 🙂 lol but finally it happened… I can't deny the chocolate… I won't. There must be some treat for me here. Not a whole lot but something to remind me that life holds a sweet pleasure beyond just breathing. I've cut the carbs (kind of) and I'm doing my own thing this month of only yogurt all day and a serving of meat and a veggie for dinner — think I'm gonna switch the meat/veggie to the mid-day meal as its larger & they say do the big one in the middle of the day…
ANYWAY (I've droned on too long) you hang in there and don't beat yourself up – you have the ability and the inner strength, I know you do, just give yourself permission to BE human. You're allowed to enjoy life as well as improve yourself – I see you're gonna do that with that splitting the dessert! Good idea! 🙂 Rock on sister!
Thanks so much for your encouragement! I used to hate the eliptical too! Now I love getting on there with some good music and just going!
It is ok to fall once in a while…Just do what you said – get back up and start again! How proud you should be for losing 10 inches that is insane! Also feels pretty good doesn't it! 4 weeks ago I gave up soda! I thought I was going to die for the first 2 weeks – now I really do not miss it! I do however love flavored water now! I then started the gym a week and half ago and go every single day! I will say it is my husband that keeps me going! Whenever I have an excuse there he is telling me no we are going! So if you need that from us I am right here for you telling you to push on, you can do it!!!!!!!!
Nancy Carr says
You will succeed. Every day is a chance to start anew. I believe in you.
The important thing is you realized today is a new day. You get to start fresh. It's not going to happen overnight but once you see success it's easy stay focused. Congrats on the 10 inches, that is AMAZING! 🙂
my weight loss tips says
Don't feel bad about yourself because it's not only you who's having a hard time sticking to their healthy diets and exercise regimens. What you should focus on moving forward is in working hard–if not to lose a significant amount of weight but to start eating healthy meals so that you don't get too much excess pounds. It's okay to give in to your cravings—say a cheat day perhaps so that you don't deprive yourself too much from foods that you love and end up failing in your weight loss efforts. You can do it! Believe in yourself.