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Confessions of a Bad Maintainer!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A couple weeks ago I blogged about life getting in the way of my routine. And that does happen!! And I must say that I did pretty well the first week with trying to make wise decisions about eating - even if I was eating out. I tried hard to get exercise in when I could and didn't get too bent out of shape when I couldn't get the second workout in.
But when the second week started out looking just as busy as the previous week - somehow I caved!!! Now - I have a ton of plausible excuses for what happened the second week. But, even I know they are excuses!!! You guys would NEVER buy them....well maybe you would, but only because SP members are the KINDEST people I know when discussing (someone other than their own!!) weightloss.
So - I am confessing. All of last week I did pretty well all day and then over ate reduced fat tricuits and almonds and cheese all night! I even drank Bud 55 several times during the week!! And by the weekend I was in way over my head!!! Saturday morning for breakfast I ate chocolate cake. I don't even care much for chocolate cake - but it had made it's way into my house at what was apparently my weakest moment - so there I was....eating it for breakfast. My poor husband didn't know whether to comment of keep his mouth shut and his head down!! Anyway the rest of the day I made VERY bad food choices!!
By Sunday I was completely out of control. For breakfast I ate potato chips....not the baked kind - not even the Olestra kind. The REAL greasy, absolutely TERRIBLE for you potato chips....FOR BREAKFAST!!! And the rest of the day was chips, crackers, cheese and cookies until dinner when I tried to reel myself back in with a very lean hamburger on a whole wheat bun, a great new potato recipe from SP and cauliflower. At least by last night I was starting to turn back in the right direction...except for that darn Bud 55 again!!!
ANYWAY - I am back on track now - but I felt I needed to confess - it makes me feel better if everyone knows that I have been bad. It seems I blog more often about my missteps than about my successes....but I think that is because in life - there often ARE more missteps than successes. Maybe it's because we will be more grateful if success isn't a constant....
At any rate - as penance for letting food control me instead of the other way around, I have purchased one of Coach Nicole's Cardio DVD's. I had been getting kind of bored with some of my usual exercise ideas and I am really into this 10 minutes at a time cardio thing I think there are (12) 10 minutes routines on it. The DVD should keep me from being bored AND when time is short like it has been the past 2 weeks- At least I know I can get in some cardio - even if it's only 10 minutes at a time!! I have no idea how much weight I gained during this feeding frenzy and I am never going to know either - because I am not going to weight myself on the GOOD scale for at least a week. I do not need to add insult to injury!!! At least all of my clothes still fit!!!
PS - It's a good thing I gave up being perfect a long time ago ~ I'd be a real mess right now if I hadn't!
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    I loved this blog because that is how I am feeling right now. Maybe I should blog and get it off my chest. Thanks for sharing. I added you as a friend!

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    3800 days ago
    You are so Cool for sharing that!! Do you remember hearing Bill Cosby's skit "I gave the children chocolate cake for breakfast!" what a hoot it was as he was explaining to his wife "it has flour, eggs, and milk (in the chocolate) so it must be good for them!" I guess what you are saying is if you start good you end better--I have a new strategy now absolutely no sweets until i have eaten two good meals and then I will have more will power--I hope! I love your blogs and your progress keep sharing--your wonderful light! emoticon
    3840 days ago
    Good for you for getting back on track. I think we all make mistakes, the strong ones realize it and get back on their feet! :D
    3840 days ago
    Omg! Pam- me too!!! But I have been so slack for 2 months now!
    So I am Reading my sparkfriends blogs, reconnecting & taking my halo off! Spring is just around the corner where I live, & the pulse of life pushes me out the door to move! emoticon
    3840 days ago
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    Well, Pam, this just shatters my image of you as being perfect! Just kidding!! What I do think is that you are a remarkable, strong woman, who has had a bad couple of weeks. But you are a woman who will pick yourself up and not let chocolate cake for breakfast be your undoing. You're back on track now, and hey, what better place to 'fess up than here with friends who will cheer you on and pick you up when you're down!!
    3849 days ago
    keep on plugging away Pam. You realized you were off track and got back on quick. Way to GO emoticon
    3849 days ago
    Don't get to mad at yourself... we all have those days. Just move on and start fresh!
    3849 days ago
  • MILNE81
    So what you're telling me is that cake and chips AREN'T a breakfast food? Hmm... maybe that's how I got where I am. :) I think it's healthy to confess when we have our slip-ups because it makes us face them head on, and know how to avoid them in the future and how to move forward from that point. And I think you've done a GREAT job. Enjoy your new DVD. Sounds fun!
    3850 days ago
    Oh my, I'm having the same experiences. I've been so close to my goal weight for most of the summer, but then "life" happens. I really need to stop making every event a reason to make poor choices...

    But, like you, I'm getting myself back on track. I just returned from 90 minutes at the gym and am working hard to not snack before dinner!

    I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    3850 days ago
    Good for you for getting back on track! That's what makes the difference! Some people get off track... and stay in the ruts. You have put yourself back on the rails, and that's the ebst step.

    And... I don't think you were 'bad'. You just lapsed. My former patients lapsed all the time, which is how they got into the hospital. So we worked on relapse prevention programs. If we don't shame people who commit crime... why should we shame people who eat potato chips?!

    Good for you! emoticon
    3850 days ago
    You're back on track, and that is what counts most! Believe me, we ALL have those moments/meals/days. I had a horrible weekend myself. I didn't eat chocolate cake for breakfast, but I did finish my son's decadent dessert last night, and then went on to eat CANDY (stolen from my sons treat bin, can you believe it?) Anyway, the good news is, we are both back on track today! If we all keep looking ahead and forgiving ourselves for past mistakes, we'll be good!
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    3850 days ago
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