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!!