Posted by: Kathy | July 2, 2010

Losing It! 07 02 10

Hello Losing It! Ladies!

I hope everyone had a great week. It is raining here in the ATL this morning so I didn’t go on my walk. Well, truth be told, I hadn’t planned to go on my walk since I stayed up too late reading. Hopefully, I can go on one this evening after the Princess goes to bed. I sleep so much better when I walk!

How was your week?

I know that Mel over at Simply Mel answered the call to the elliptical this week. Way to go Mel!!

And, following Dedra from JustAChick on Twitter let me know that she has been a running fool this week. Whoop! Whoop!

I love following these ladies and checking in on the rest of the Losing It! gang on Fridays. Be sure to follow us on twitter using the #losingit10 hashtag. It’s great to get encouragement all week long!

My week went okay. I lost another half a pound. So, I’m at 26 pounds total. That’s pretty insane to me. A major accomplishment. Of course, I’m only halfway there. Gotta keep going.

We had the reunion last weekend, and I discovered something about myself. I can’t have just one sweet. It’s not really possible. Well, I can have like a few M&M’s and be okay, However, I CANNOT eat a cookie and expect to eat only one. I find myself back at the cookies again and again and again. Last Sunday was a REALLY bad day. Like REALLY bad. We had all these sweets out on the counter for the reunion, and I found cookies in my mouth over and over again. And, it’s like I found them there. I don’t remember picking them up – or making a decision to pick them up. They were just there – in my hand and in my mouth. Once I had one, I had to have more. Like an addict. It was BAD.

I was pretty upset with myself the next day. Especially since I felt AWFUL! I had consumed WAY too much sugar. I went on my walk Monday morning and walked hard just trying to get the toxins out. I kept drinking water and drinking water and drinking water. It’s like I needed to cleanse myself. My body was NOT happy with me – at all. My body forgave me by Tuesday, and I forgave myself. When you mess up bad like that, you’ve got to start the next day with a clean slate. You can’t take back the cookies, so you’ve got to forgive yourself and move on. It’s one day at a time!

Did you have a bad day this week? Did you forgive yourself?

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  1. Even though I’m not technically doing #LosingIt10 and I actually canceled my WW membership, I have been making some better choices. But faced with warm chocolate chip cookies on Sunday, I CAVED! I’m like you – I can’t stop at one. So it’s better if I never start at all!

    Love seeing your great results! 26 lbs is awesome!!!

    • Warm chocolate chip cookies are impossible to resist. I think I did an entire post on them. Thankful it’s too hot here to bake right now. Or, I might have to jump up and make some!!!

      And – Proud of you for making some better choices. It’s one step at a time!

  2. I understand about the sweets… I am so addicted to sugar, its not even funny!! Isn’t it amazing how your body freaks out on ya though after being healthy for a while? I seem to have a huge motivation problem… so overwhelmed with the massive amount of work and time… I am trying to take it one day at a time, but some days I lose focus!

    • My body WAS NOT happy with the sugar. Which proves that if you can power through for a few weeks and not have any. You no longer want it. Seriously, there were homemade cookies at a friends the other night. The thought of eating them after all I had this weekend made me sick to my stomach.

      Thanks for linking up! Just keep swimming!!

  3. Congrats on another half pound this week and 26 pounds down is awesome!

    I had marked off 10 weeks on my calendar and this was my Week 9. I’ve been seeing the yo-yo effect during these 9 weeks, but this week I lost 1.5 lbs…for a total of 5.5 in the 9 week period.

    I’m going to update my blog with Weeks 7-10 next week and will link up then.

    Tomorrow will be my big test since we will be attending the family Pig Roast. Lots of pork (of course) but the sides and desserts will be calling to me I’m sure. šŸ™‚ The only thing that will probably “save me” is it will be in the high 80s and heat usually “kills my appetite.”

    When I have a bad day, I quickly forgive myself and move forward. That is one thing I’ve been training myself to do during this lifestyle improvement. Also keeping encouraging thoughts during this journey.

    Happy 4th of July to you (and all the ladies)! I’ll be checking in next week!!!!

    • Will be praying for the pig roast. The key is to get a plate and then WALK AWAY from the table. That was my downfall this past weekend. I was the one putting out the food. I couldn’t walk away.

      Looking forward to your update.

  4. You really do have to forgive yourself and move on. It’s things like this that I always have a hard time recovering from. I feel bad..then I feel like “why bother?”. But it was just one day! You can always jump right back on and eat healthy the next day. And half a pound is great! It’s still losing, which is what it’s all about! :o)
    Happy 4th to you!!

    • Thanks for linking up and for the encouragement!

  5. I am proud of you! You have a great attitude and you did well reunion week.

  6. Thanks Dottie!

  7. I Would love to join the Losing It challenge! What do I need to do? I desperately need to lose some post-baby weight (especially since my daughter is turning 1 in two weeks – no more excuses!!) and I could really use the accountability.

    My sister is SimplyMel. šŸ™‚ And I’ve been reading about her Losing It Challenge from the beginning!

  8. I love your honesty and I love the admission of the “can’t stop at just one”.. I’m so there with you. Great job on forgiving yourself and starting over. I have to do it every day. šŸ™‚ Love ya girl!

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