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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
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    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
  • BUGLET-
    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
  • BRENDAGAIL9
    Good luck on your weight loss quest. Slow and steady wins the race!
    4186 days ago
  • SCAREDOFFROGS
    learning from our mistakes is the main thing
    4186 days ago
  • DREAVG
    Hi,

    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.

    andrea
    4186 days ago
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