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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, I am a slow learner, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I can think of a dozen excuses but none of them are really the reason.
Why am I back to the yo yo deal?? I thought I had it whipped, thought I had succeeded in changing my life style. Yet, here I am, no closer to returning to my goal than I was several months ago.
I was part of a Fresh Start challenge for two weeks in January and I did really well. Lost the ten pounds that I had allowed to slip back on over Christmas and New Years. That was good.
Now here it is, just a bit over two weeks later and I am getting ready to do another two week challenge. So I got on the scales this morning and, good grief!! It said the same thing that it did at the beginning of the last challenge! I thought I had lost ten pounds! What happened?
Well, it didn't take me long to figure out what happened. It was my dark chocolate bar for one thing. The store is going to stop carrying them so I really stocked up. So instead of one little voice calling out to me from the freezer to 'come and get me', I now had over a dozen LOUD voices demanding that I 'come and get me and my friends'.
Then there were the left over cookies that I had baked for Christmas. There were just a dozen of them left so I needed to get rid of them. Get rid of them I did. No, I didn't give them away~~~~~~~~I ate them!! All 12 of them!!
And my grand daughter came over with a bag of Cheese Puffs!! Hey, I don't allow that Chester fellow anywhere near my house!! But 'he' winked at me and I gave in to the temptation. From now on I will search anyone coming into my house!
Have I not learned anything??? Well, I am hoping that I am starting to learn that it is a life time struggle so it has to be a life style change. I am so ready for this new challenge, Rootin' For Ruby's Be Your Own Valentine. And when February 15 arrives, I am going to continue on the right road.
Oh yes, another thing. I am going to remove my 'after' pictures that I have around my house to show me what I can do. And instead I am going to put up my 'before' pictures to show me what I don't ever want to look like again!!
Join me on this journey to better health!!

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  • no profile photo CD7866181
    I can really relate to your blog Arlene! I've learned too that it is a lifelong thing that is never going to be cured or whipped nor are we going to be done......Try to learn from it (no stocking up on trigger foods - I've done that before too) and go for it again!

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    2987 days ago
    I agree with Shannon - this all sounds very familiar! Good luck on your journey and with the new challenge!
    2987 days ago
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    Those are red flag foods here too...STAY AWAY FROM CHESTER!!! I need that warning tattooed on my hand. Good luck on the challenge. I think you'll do GREAT!

    2987 days ago
    i think we all could have written your blog. i know i have used a ton of excuses and some of them i believed...lol...but it all comes down to accountability and being honest with yourself. it is a life long life style change and it is not easy.
    2987 days ago
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