Welcome back to Motivated Monday!!!
We are now on our 5th week of our mission, many of us are changing behaviors, thoughts and patterns which have become ingrained within us over time.
This is no easy feat, I’m the first to admit to you all that I have strayed from my healthy eating focus from time to time.
Why is it that I seem incapable to resist the allure of old cheddar cheese, or to avoid “just one bite” of something I hadn’t planned on eating?
I decided upon this journey to health after lots of thought, I considered my approach and weighed the possibility of success and the benefits. When I decided up the 17 Day Diet I knew it was restrictive and that I would miss carbs terribly. The first 2 weeks I had no problem with this, my focus was upon improving my health and my determination didn’t waiver.
Why have the past two weeks felt so challenging?
Simply put, I’m feeling better.
In those first two weeks I dropped a good amount of weight and cleansed my body of junk which was bringing me down. I think that I was taking it for granted and hadn’t spent enough time focusing upon planning my meals and making sure I’m not hungry.
This week I hadn’t grocery shopped, this found me starving at lunchtime with no vegetables to fill up on. Normally I’ve had some tuna or an egg white omelette with half of a plate of vegetables. With no veggies to add to my protein, I caved and had some cheese. This may seem no big deal to many of you but to me it’s an indicator that my head isn’t in the right space to be successful.
Whew, look at that…I’ve identified somewhere I’ve gone wrong.
This is so not a first…
So I went grocery shopping with Hubby and we loaded up for the next few days. Our home is fully stocked to allow me to eat in the healthy manner I’ve planned. I have no excuses not to eat in a healthy manner.
This cheese represents something big to me, bigger than a few pounds of weight loss.
It represents giving up.
Truth is, I could have gotten into my car and gotten myself something healthy, I had options and chose not to take them. Possibly the worst part is how I justified it to myself, how I lied to myself.
Listen, if and when I choose to have something which isn’t on my list of yes foods, I want to do it with a clear conscience. There’s nothing worse than lying there at night bashing myself for weakness…or avoiding the scale at my weekly weigh-in.
Now that I’ve acknowledged my behavior to myself I am changing it!
I can be healthy!
I’m worth it!
I am strong enough!
And so are you….you CAN make the changes you desire, by being honest with ourselves we can see the path to success more clearly.
Oh, I suppose you’d like to know what my results were this week?
Isn’t it fabulous? I’m one pound away from my first goal of losing 20 pounds and I must say it’s nice that my tummy is now smaller than my boobs!
How have you done this week with the changes you’re making in your life?
I’m please to share the awesome people who are also committed to change, go on over and see their progress:
- My Little Review Corner
- Lindsay Blogs
- What’s That Buzz
- My Big Blue World
- Whispered Inspirations
- Positively Pampered Patty
- My Little Review Corner
- Domesticated Momma
- Multi-Testing Mommy
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