Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pity Party...table of 1


I'm having a whiny and pitiful day today.  So be forewarned! 

Tired of counting calories. Tired of having to internally debate every single thing I put in my mouth.  Tired of exercising.  Tired of "the process".  And literally tired from not sleeping well last night. 

Realistically, I know that there is no one to blame here but myself.  For starting down the road of bad habits and not doing something about it sooner. 

Physically and emotionally I am just drained today.  I will give myself this one day but then back at it first thing tomorrow.  When I get home from work, I am going to get in my jammies and chill out. 

You ever think that even though things look ok on paper, that you feel like you really haven't given everything your best effort?  That's how I feel about my weekend.  I just feel like I didn't do my best in several ways.  My eating was way, way off and even though we did 3+ hours of yard work on Saturday, I didn't get any of my "normal" exercising in.  And I am paying the price dearly on the scale this morning with my weekend food choices. 

So that is my story about today.  Hopefully tomorrow, I will wake up and be in a much better mood and my mind will be right again.

8 comments:

  1. I feel that way pretty often. That's why I take breaks on occasion, like when we go to Chicago.

    If you think about things like work and school, you get breaks to keep from getting worn out, right? I feel like getting healthier is the same way. It's a long-term process, so it's easy to burnout after a while. (Most people I know burnout around the 40-pound mark, including me.)

    You won't gain all of the weight back if you eat at maintenance for a couple days (and anything you do gain is probably water weight). So, if you need to, take a day to sit around in jammies and have a pint of ice cream or a cheeseburger or whatever you want.

    If you're the type who binges easily or slips back into old habits easily, than you may want to avoid that, but I've found that by doing that, I'm reminded of how much I HATE feeling full and bloated and sick. Then I don't want a pint of ice cream for another few months (at which point I eat half, feel sick, and start the "why did I do that?!?" all over again). Hehe.

    Chin up. You aren't alone. :)

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    1. {{THANK YOU}} So glad I am not the only one!

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  2. Big big huge hugs girl. I just want to reach through the computer and give you a big ole squeeze! I feel kinda in the same place right now. After that dumb idiotic cleanse I feel all screwed up and can't get back into a groove...I totally identify with being tired of everything. It literally feels like it takes every ounce of effort all day long every day to stick with this. But you can do it girl! You will get over tihs hump.

    I agree with Sarah...maybe take a day or two, have a treat or something special you wouldn't normally have very often and take some time to refocus. Look at old pics and remind yourself how far you have come and how you are strong enough to get past this bump in the road. I know you can do it! If I were down there we'd go out to Coldstone, relax, have a treat and plan for a new day tomorrow. I believe in you girl. :)

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    1. Thanks sweetie. I'm in a much, MUCH better place this morning. I think maybe I was just overly tired or something. Having a jammie day in front of the tv worked wonders!

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  3. Looks like it's that kind of week! My pity party was on Monday. Well, my almost-giving-up-running-for-good party was on Monday lol. This isn't easy...losing weight, counting calories, learning what to eat, how much to eat, exercising, building endurance, building muscle, etc etc. We can "quit" 100 times but as long as we keep coming back that's what matters. Eventually the weight will all be off. And it is the faith that we will see that day that keeps us going. :) We're here going through this with you. Even in our darkest and loneliest days we are not alone. And that makes all the difference. :)

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    1. ((HUGS)) Yes, it does make a huge difference knowing that I'm not the only one struggling with this!

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  4. That is exactly what I was thinking yesterday when I wrote my own post. I am so tired of having to work so hard on it. I just want to be normal, but clearly I don't know what that is, or I wouldn't be having to work so hard to lose all this weight. I'm definitely one of those people that can't just binge one day, remember how bad it feels, then jump on the wagon the next day. A binge can last weeks for me if I am not careful. Clearly you know where you need to focus the efforts, and I believe you just needed to vent it out a little. You are doing great and inspire me!

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    1. Oh I'm totally with you there. If I go overboard, it can easily ruin my whole week, or worse...fall back into "not caring at all" mode. It's such a fine line too. (((HUGS))) We will get through this slump and come out alright on the other end!

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