Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Ain't No Teaspoon of Sugar Type of Post

I pride myself on keeping it real. But today my friends...today I feel like a fraud. I never intended to paint a picture of no muss no fuss, effortless weight loss success. My weight loss rollercoaster ride continues to be FAR from no muss no fuss. In retrospect, I feel as though I traipse around my blog all Mary Poppins-y with my spoonful of sugar trying to make the medicine go down. I now realize I need to write about the BAD, as well as the good. And sometimes, the bad fails to see the light of day on my blog.

Where's all this coming from you ask? Well, this dissention hails from last Saturday's dismal weigh-in. Once again, I arrived all gung-ho certain that I hit the mark (i.e. 50 lb. milestone). Alas, I yet again missed the mark and failed my weight loss conquest of garnering my 50 lb. bling!

My fellow weight loss bloggers, I confess, THAT weigh-in set off a chain of negative behavior :-(  For starters...after my weigh-in and meeting, I rolled to Sonic and purchased a grilled cheese kid's meal with tots and a Sprite zero.  I really wanted some jalapeno poppers, a stroke onion rings, a large blue coconut slush diabetes and a fried fish sandwich high blood pressure

The self-sabotage continued well into the evening when Pecan Man took me to Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen for dinner. I ordered the Mahi Mahi with dirty rice, (sinful) garlic bread,  and broccoli. I really wanted to substitute the broccoli for French fries high blood pressure. I REALLY wanted to substitute the entire meal for fried boudin ballsobesity, fried fish stroke, and fried shrimp.

Well, tha-tha-that's not all folks...I convinced my date to order a slice of pecan pie. I can be quite persuasive sometimes, but it took very little to sway Pecan Man since he wanted the pie just as much as I did. We split the pie and I had no qualms about eating the delectable dessert.  There you have it...my confession. My bad, I forgot to mention the Oreos and milk I ate for dinner on Sunday. Yes. I ate cookies for dinner. I know, I know, I know...

I get so frustrated with myself sometimes and as you can see my frustration manifests into a free for all See Food Diet...whatever I see, I eat. I also get frustrated when hopping from blog to blog reading about everyone's diet perfection, and not much diet dejection. It makes me wonder, why do I struggle so?
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31 comments:

  1. It happens to us all! As a matter of fact, I may just be the queen of this kind of behavior (says the woman who ate an entire box of Dulce de Leche girl scout cookies at her desk AFTER LUNCH yesterday). No guilt and move on. You are still rocking it in my book!

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  2. First of all I give you mad props for being HONEST! I know how it feels to struggle YOU ARE NOT ALONE! What I want you to realize is how far you have come! I am certain that this will not be the only comment reminding you how KICK ASS you are! That little bunny is gonna be PISSED if you say otherwise! lol Now, stop, move forward, and remind yourself who is worth all of this trouble...YOU! :)

    Do me a favor- go look at OLD pics of yourself and then look at yourself in the mirror now. Don't stop my friend! :)
    xoxo

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  3. I loved the honesty of this post. I believe we all struggle with this. If you are reading blogs where the diets are working so easily I think they have to be omitting a lot or outright in denial. Hang in there! Tomorrow is another day to start fresh.

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  4. I am in EXACTLY the same boat. I was .2 away from 50lbs in November, I am now .4 away from 50lbs in February! It is sooooooooo frustrating sometimes... and I know exactly how you feel! What is done is done now move on and get your 50lbs!!!!! You can do it! :o)

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  5. I can really relate to this and will be writing about it sometime. You're not alone, and you can overcome this!

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  6. Girl, you didn't know that oreos are part of the dietary fiber you need everyday?!?

    I'll send you the memo that I got about it! (he he he)

    Seriously, don't fret, you are the shiznit!

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  7. Oh yea, I know the feeling all too well!!!! My vice is eating cans of icing straight up with a spoon! Hence, the name of my blog :)

    It's a roller coaster for sure but you've come soooo far and that means your capable of doing it. Hang in there girl!

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  8. I totally know that feeling! Thank you for always writing blog posts! (from a lazy reader that never comments)

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  9. I really appreciate the honesty of this post. None of us are perfect, but I think many of us choose only to write about the good days.

    I am so guilty of going on an eating splurge if I have a "bad" weigh in. Its like "what difference does it make now?" type of thing for me. You're definitely not alone in that... and reading all of the crossed out things it looks like you could have made a lot worse choices. And you shared the pie??? That's better than I would have managed. lol

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  10. Thank you for the honesty!!! It was great to know not every success story has been achieved through perfection!

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  11. Don't beat yourself up over it. We all have difficulty with the process... otherwise there wouldn't be so many fun blogs :)
    All you can do it recognize the hiccup and figure out what you are going to do differently from here on in.

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  12. You're learning.

    The impact of the scale was real, and it was coming through any way it could. It's not about where you should be, you are in an amazing productive place.

    You're learning.

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  13. To someone just beginning the weight loss process (ok, for the fifteenth time), it is SO encouraging to see that you have lost more than 40 pounds! Oh, the inspiration (and the envy haha). Everyone falls of the bike, but the strong are those who can get back on it again! Thank you for providing some well-tempered inspiration!!!

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  14. I love how you have struck out what all of those foods really mean. If we could just remember that when we are craving them and binging then it would be a whole lot easier to lose weight. Unfortunately that isn't the way it works, is it?

    We all fall. The ones who succeed stand back up.

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  15. Trina, you know I think you're wonderful. I mention you in my posts all the time. 2 posts ago even to be exact! :)

    I just want to say that when I was reading your blog it hit home with me so much. I go to Chickfila and order the grilled sandwhich, take off the bun 1/2 the time to save calories and order soup, even though its high in sodium, to keep the calories low and wash it down with a diet drink when what I really want is the original chicken sandwhich with cheese and bun, fries, and sweet tea and I'd love a milkshake or slice of cheese cake. Its so real to see you post this is what I got, this is what I wanted, and this is what I did to compromise. You made good choices in your meal. You made a good choice when you didn't want to. And sure, you made a "bad" choice for dessert but this is a life change. If you stayed away from everything you liked, you'd binge. Plain and simple. Way to go Trina, love ya girl.

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  16. One of my fave quote I heard when I did WWatchers awhile back was.

    "I may not be perfect, but I am persistant'..

    Its just a weekend... sometimes you need that fluctuate to flip yourself off a plateau so let yourself off the hook of guilt and plunge forward!

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  17. You and I are girl are on the same "pity" boat this week. I/We have done so well! And the I/We fall off the wagon and then fall apart. I just did a post about me being a Hypocrite......pretty much along the same lines of this post. We are strong women. Women who DONT give up! And we ARENT going to let one little slip get us down or keep us from reaching our goals!

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  18. Because they are all posting the good stuff. Life isn't always easy. If it was we wouldn't appreciate it when it was. Wait...is it ever? I digress. It is just as important to write about the bad things so we can hopefully grow from those experiences.

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  19. You've lost almost 50 lbs, that is amazing. So you screw up once in awhile, not a big deal at all. At least that's what other dieters say. I just started my life style change the 2nd of January and have a long ways to go. I know the hard work and effort and all that goes into all of this. My next weigh in is next Tuesday, I'm hoping for some weight loss but a person just doesn't know about the numbers. The body feeling better and the clothes fitting better is great but it would be nice to see a smaller number too.
    Keep up the great work. I just became a follower so you can inspire me. Thanks for your wonderful blog and postings. Take care and have a blessed evening.

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  20. I have an award for you on my blog

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  21. Don't be so hard on yourself. It happens to the best of us and the best part is that you admitted it, you know that bad days cause you to overindulge a bit so you know to be cautious next time. Besides, a little treat every now again never hurts.

    Confession: I had Weinerschintzel for lunch on Tuesday.

    Thanks so much for this challenge. I like knowing I'm not on this journey alone.

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  22. Hi. Just stopping by to check out your bloggy :D Tis very awesome and your layout is cute :)

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  23. This is how I felt soon after your challenge started. I was doing great and then BAM!!! I fell off the wagon. Binged on all sorts of junk that I didn't need. Took me a few days to climb back up on my horse and start in again on trying the better eating habits. So I hear you. It's hard.

    However, you DID get the broccoli not the fries and you SPLIT the pie, rather than eat a whole slice. Would you have done that before you started your journey? So lets start in again. This is just a bump in the road.

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  24. I am dying laughing at you!! Pecan Man, LOL... you are too funny. SOmetimes it seem like once you start on something, the more you want. Hang in there girl, you will reach your goals. I will be glad when spring hit because I really think I'm going to start jogging. I need to get this weight off.

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  25. Oh you are NOT the only one! Clearly u missed my weight loss blog lol I wanted to scarf down the jack in the box menu today!!!! and all these tiny girls at work make it look sooooo easy!!pshhh its not!! Tomorrow is always a new day =D

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  26. Yes you made some bad choices but you made some good choices too!!! We can't be perfect...all we can do is just keep trying and do our best. We can't stop!! That has been my problem the last few years is stopping before I get it all off again and regaining!! We have to keep on!! You can do it!!

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  27. I can definetly relate to this! But I would never be able to write about it in a blog- I give you a ton of credit!! :)
    Love your blog.

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  28. You are not alone. I am a binge eater and Monday went to town as they say - ice cream, cookies, bread and butter, if it was within my grasp it was eaten. I didn't get to exercise much this week due to illness either. I managed a very good weight loss, but I am credting a new scale with most of that weight loss. Just press the re-set button and start over.

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  29. Maybe I'm a cyinc, but I don't beleive anyone ever as diet perfection.... I think these blogs you read are not reporting the bad days.....

    I was inspired by bloggers like yourself and started a second "sister blog" to chronicle my own weight loss mission. This post inspires me further to be VERY honest on there - I've only been three days and so far haven't had an awful, awful days, but I know they are coming and I pray to have your courage and post the truth.

    Thank You and you'll be just fine!!! Keep your chin up!!!

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  30. I admire your honesty so much. If anything, I think it makes you less like Mary Poppins. You never heard Mary Poppins telling the children that a spoonful of sugar also helps the Vodka go down. lol I'm sure she did it though...I mean how else could anyone smile all the time like her? hehe
    Anyway, I don't know how far down you went in reading my blog, but I promise I write down the days I screw up. It's hard...and I haven't been brave enough yet to write down the measurements of junk food I eat when I screw up...like I do when I'm writing my "good" food logs. Each day is a babystep. The fact that you keep jumping back on the horse will pay off. :) Good luck and your honesty definitely counts as an NSV! Good going Trina! You can do this! :)

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