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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.