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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Getting Thin In 2010 -- How I Failed

*Confession time* (I've been dreading this...)

I haven't been on my weight loss plan for about 2 weeks now.

You see...

First it was my stupid cough that kept me from working out, so I got discouraged,

Then it was my birthday week, so I had to splurge a little,

After that, my aunt came in town and we've been having a blast baking cookies and cupcakes.

And now?

Now I'm discouraged.
So frustrated.
Stressed out.

How does something external like our weight and body appearance affect us in such HUGE ways???

I was feeling so good, so pumped, so excited, so ready to move forward with my goals. It was changing my entire outlook on life and making me happy.

Enough excuses. I have to get back on this thing. I haven't gained all of my weight back, but I'm definitely very uncomfortable again. I dread picking out my work outfit every day.

I know that what is on the outside doesn't really matter. God looks at the heart, and we make this life beautiful by who we are on the inside...

But sometimes it's nice to feel good about ourselves -- inside and out.

Don't give up on me. I'm starting back on it Sunday, and I'm more ready than ever. This is going to be an extremely long journey, but I'm so glad you're here to be a part of it with me.

What About You: How is your weight loss coming?



Anonymous Melanie Claiborne said...

I have also failed over and over and over...gained a lot of weight over the past couple of years. I was inspired by a friend of mine the other day...she has lost 20 pounds in 2 months...the secret...The Flat Belly Diet. Been following it for only 3 days now, but the food is good and I feel better. No weight loss yet, but I have faith. Keep it up Meg.

March 17, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I gained back two of the ten pounds I lost. Not bad but not good. My son ended up with fluid in his lungs so obviously no gym and lots of hospital trips. Finally better and we are back on track. You can do it and good luck everyone. Just remember it took a long time to gain the weight so it will take a while to loose it. Keep it up.

March 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Failing, falling off the wagon, splurging, all those things are really easy to do and they are part of life. I'm one of those really organized people, so when I had a "failure," I'd say, "well, I already screwed up lunch, I might as well screw up dinner." And then I'd promise to start over the next day. Then the next day would be bad too...I was always post-poning that clean start til the next day, the next week, even the next month.

The truth is, no one is perfect. There are going to be days when you want to (and definitely should) eat pizza and cupcakes and queso and all those amazingly delicious and "bad" for you foods. But the key is to not look at it as a failure. Just keep going. Definitely don't deny yourself those good things or you'll end up caving and binging on them. Incorporate them into your diet. I love chocolate, so I keep mini-3 musketeers bars around my house. They are only 60 calories each, so it's easy for me to have chocolate every day!

There's lots of excuses to make and there's always going to be something that makes it hard to keep up with diet and exercise. I've injured my knees and can no longer work out as I was, but I'm still eating well and getting in exercise in other ways. You just have to keep going. Maybe you ate 4 cupcakes one night. It doesn't mean you should give up.

Believe me, I know where you're coming from. The blog was a breaking point for me. I read it and was so inspired. He doesn't preach crazy diets or exercising all day everyday. Just eat less and exercise more and you'll lose weight. I found his blog very inspiring.

Sorry, this is so long. I'm just really passionate about this since it's something i'm in the middle of struggling with too. You can do this! We're here to support you!

March 17, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth@thethriftydivas said...

Oh, Meagan...don't beat yourself up! We all fall off the wagon when it comes to diets. I lost all of my baby weight after my 2nd child was born and looked great after 2 months! I was so proud and did it on Weight Watchers. Now, 4 years later, I am at my heaviest weight -ever! Ugh. I am inspired by other's weight loss stories but to be honest, it just takes internal motivation. You'll get there!

March 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Dian @ Grocery Shop For FREE!! said...

I want to share my story with you. It is working for me and a few of my readers and I am never hungry and I don't think about food all the time any more.

I have lost over 30 lbs to date, with NO exercise. I HATE exercise (mainly when I'm fat..), so nothing that had to do with exercise was ever going to motivate me!

You can read about how I got started:

I began to tell my story in this giveaway I had. The giveaway is over, but the info is good stuff!

Good luck and You can Do it!
Dian @ Grocery Shop For FREE!!

March 17, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

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