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The lesson(s) I learned.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I chose to allow myself to have treats on the weekends and learned a valuable lesson. After all that's why I'm here right? To learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes so that I know what I do right and what I do wrong and the choices I make to fix my weight issues. That's how it's working for me anyways.

Yesterday I didn't just allow myself a treat or two, instead I went back to the way I used to eat for an afternoon and evening.

The result? I put back on two pounds, I woke up in the middle of the night with heartburn and felt sick. Today I feel OK but not as great as I felt last week.

I'm not disappointed in myself. I needed to make this mistake to understand that I can't go all out with food if I want to lose weight and lower my cholesterol without drugs.

I'm actually happy I learned this lesson early on so that when I end up losing 40 pounds (my bigger picture) I can reflect on my actions yesterday.

So today I will:

- stick to eating healthfully
- drink my 8 glasses of water
- stay within my calorie range
- I don't even feel like a treat, instead I have an aversion to treats, blech
- increase my exercise today and continue with that increase throughout the week

I'm glad I learned my lesson. I choose to lose weight!
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  • MARYANNE4403
    most of us mess up everyonce in a while, it's all a part of permanently changing the way that we eat. i wish you lots of luck with keeping your goals and on your weight loss journey
    4186 days ago
    Most of us have to have a refresher course every once in a while. LOL. You did great. Right back to basics.
    4186 days ago
    Sometimes I wonder why we do the things that we know are not good for us and will make us feel worse. I do that also at times and I know that I'm going to feel sluggish and tired and I know that the cravings will come if I feed them. Good for you on nipping it in the bud. It's all about mindset for me.. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4186 days ago
    Good luck on your weight loss quest. Slow and steady wins the race!
    4186 days ago
    learning from our mistakes is the main thing
    4186 days ago

    Congrats to you. The courage to look at our selves and our habits is learned and you are using it to your advantage. I am so proud of you.

    4186 days ago
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