Sherillynn's Journal, 21 April 2013

My thoughts today are focused on excuses. As I am looking at my food intake and my exercise the past few weeks, I see that there are a lot of opportunities for improvement. I've been whining about gaining and then losing the same 6# this month, when in truth, if I am honest, I fell apart. I didn't follow the plan this month.

I know we all hate to blame ourselves and say, well, I was on vacation or someone brought goodies to the office, or I was just too tired to get out there and exercise.

The truth of it is, I had a choice. I could eat the poison that's making me fat or I caould abstain from it and feel better later. I chose instant gratification.

I could have gotten up 30 minutes earlier and worked out. It would have given me adrenaline and probably a better wake up than my coffee, but I chose to keep sleeping in my nice warm bed.

If I am totally honest with myself, I haven't been 100% on task this past month. I want to lose weight badly and yet, I cannot discipline myself properly to save my soul. I need to re-evaluate my goals and motives. I need to suck it up and get back to business.

Today is my wake up call. I am recommitting. I will work harder. There will be less excuses. (I'd like to say no excuses but for real...)

I am thankful that I am still sticking to this lifestyle change, even through the tough times.

I am thankful I didn't gain all my weight back.

I am thankful for a few minutes in the morning to focus and think positive thoughts.
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What an awesome and powerful post!!! This is exactly what I needed to read this morning! I know it's hard but I'm right here with you fighting temptation and old habits. It'll take some more discipline but accomplishing our goals will make it all worth it! 
21 Apr 13 by member: AmazingGrace114
I agree! Very powerful and honest! I know we've all been, or are, where you are. It is so, so easy to sabotage ourselves. Losing weight and keeping it off, establishing a new life and body, can be scary. People often treat us different and we get different kinds of attention. While it's a good thing, it's still a new way to define ourselves. I applaud your honesty and commitment! There are many small things to do to be successful like parking further from work or a store to get in more steps. Take a short walk at lunch if possible. And with eating, I've told myself that "ice cream/frozen yogurt/treats will ALWAYS BE THERE!" I'm not denying myself. I will only treat with items that are a 10 on my list as well. I choose my health and well-being. I don't always make that. I will "treat" myself. Then I get back on plan. We stand with you! We encourage you! We support you! Every day is a new opportunity. It's a gift! Good for you! 
21 Apr 13 by member: luvinlife09
Wow great post - thanks for saying what I have been thinking but unwilling to face myself - Have a great week 
21 Apr 13 by member: almost50nfab
I am glad you guys appreciated it. Sometimes I hate being honest with myself. Much easier to cover it all up! 
22 Apr 13 by member: Sherillynn

     
 

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