Dee fell off the wagon for a while–heck don’t we all? I’m not sure I’ve had a CLEAN eating day since Thanksgiving! That’s not even mentioning the half a bottle of wine I probably polished off that day. How is that for toxic calories? But remember, it doesn’t have to be black or white and all or nothing. It’s about meaningful eating and wanting to be a better version of yourself. This counts in all aspects of life, not just eating and exercising. It’s about individual behaviors, decisions, and not about outcomes. I am responsible for how I look and feel today! Nobody else forced me to eat badly, skip exercise, or allow negative thoughts to arise. I did that all myself. There is no quick fix in the game of life and dieting isn’t just a hobby! Or at least it shouldn’t be–save that for something that is actually fun and not such hard work! Our good blogger, hilarious writer, and real friend Dee emailed me that she is back in the game! She missed the team spirit and wants to play–so let’s get inspired by her spirit and rededicate ourselves as well.
Taking a quick-lunch break to check in. I have been AWOL again but I just noticed that Dr. Angela re-linked my blog and I have a co-worker who has agreed to work with me in the area of accountability. There is a saying that people don’t do what’s expected, they do whats inspected. This is true for me. So, thanks to Dr. Angela and my new accountability partner (you know who you are) for helping me help myself.
This blog has really been a blast for me, and was a great tool in helping in my weight loss efforts. Last November/December I lost nearly 20 pounds and plan to do it again. Actually, if successful, I’ll be losing the same 20 pounds. Frustrating to admit, but I will never give up. I will make better choices and I will get control of my weight.
I shouldn’t admit this, but I really love Dr. Phil-isms. As much as I try, they always pop into my brain when relevant. So, I have to say that “the only way to fail, is to quit trying.” Check back for new posts this weekend.