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Week 7: excuses, or... why I'm not losing

Monday, September 22, 2014

I went out to lunch yesterday with a friend. We both struggle with our weight, so most of our conversation revolved around "the struggle". haha

Some of my issues with food can of course be attributed to the way I grew up. We absolutely had food as treats and rewards... and stopping that cycle is a daily struggle. Of course growing up, mom & I would SPLIT something, and now I finish it myself. emoticon I find all KINDS of excuses to "treat" myself... Like a successful trip to the grocery store.. seriously? haha And yes, I've seen and heard the "Stop rewarding yourself with food, you're not a dog" and it's funny and true, but that doesn't mean it's not a struggle for me. Perhaps I should give myself a gold sticker on a chart instead of a twinkie... emoticon I need to figure something out, because right now I'm not losing...

It was a rough weekend, stuff going on with our house and then during my run on Saturday, my food started hurting. I'm really hoping it's nothing, but I'm slightly concerned... not sure if I should run tonight or rest another day or two. I don't like taking days off, I've taken days off the last two weeks, and I'd really like to get back on the ball. BUT.... I don't want to aggrivate my foot more and be really out for awhile. dang it.
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  • no profile photo CD14803649
    i know how it is with wanting to stay on our workout schedule vs listening to our bodies. those times i take it real slow and let the level of pain be the deciding factor...it doesn't have to be all or nothing.

    and food...not losing...we're definitely our own experiment and one day we'll get an A+ in biology...till then we must keep pushing!

    ps...thanks for your encouragement and support on my latest blog. Let's make this season one we will remember (as a friend put it) in a good way. emoticon emoticon
    2316 days ago
  • GHK1962
    Hmmm ... the foot thing is a bit unnerving. What kind of hurt?

    As for the food reward thing ... sorry, but I had to sort of laugh on the reward for the great grocery shopping one ... that is pretty ironic! Still, perhaps with the coming of fall you'll find more success in that area. (I have nooooo idea why I said you might have more success in the Fall.)

    2316 days ago
    If you are struggling with food as a reward, why not change it around a bit? Instead of rewarding yourself with junk food, try substituting something else you like but rarely buy. Maybe an expensive cut of meat or fish? Are there some special fruits or nuts that are a bit out of your regular budget that you could splurge on? The concept of food as reward can be hard to break, but until you do, modifying it can make a big difference.

    I wish you all the best on your journey! emoticon
    2317 days ago
    I hope your foot feels well soon!
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