Holiday weekend was lovely. Didn’t do much of anything until my workout on Monday, but I definitely ate with the fambam quite a bit. Cheesecake, corn, biscuits, ribs, BBQ sauce, beans and more for three-ish days. Everyone always seems to have less than perfect weigh-ins after holidays so I was contemplating skipping mine today. The reaction (via Twitter)??
Roni: Do it. Face it. Move on.
Irene: Yes you do! It keeps you accountable. Hiding says you aren’t taking responsibility.
James: I think you should. Face the up’s as well as the down’s. Then commit to the next step to lose.
Ricci: Who would you deceive by not owning the weight gain? Yourself? Sounds like you already know.
I <3 my wise Twitter friends. They are completely right. But knowing I have gained weight, especially in the middle of a challenge to lose weight where my mom is kicking my butt, is not a happy feeling. (I hate to lose.) Also, I feel like my weigh ins on this blog as a whole have been more gains than losses. This is supposed to be a weight loss blog, right? What is with the lack of weight loss?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I allow myself to “cheat” by eating the processed sweet crap that is completely against my general way of eating clean. The whole 80/20 % of the time thing has been my guiding principle, but sometimes I blow the 20% way out of proportion.
On some blog I read about the idea of sticking to healthy eating (whatever your plan may be) ALL THE TIME. Most of us rebel against this idea because we want the yummyBAD things we want. We will claim the principle of moderation as long as it gets us those high calorie foods we crave. But why? Vegetarians aren’t vegetarian 82.4% of the time. They are vegetarian 100% of the time. The end. I’ve been thinking about this for a few days. Why do we only try for part of the time? In anything you do with part-time effort there will be part-time results. And that is what I am seeing here:
Previous Weight: 244.0
Weight Loss This Week: +2.0
Weight Loss Total: 5.8
It takes a week to lose 2 pounds when I am trying my best. It takes a weekend to gain 2 pounds on a weekend where I am not paying attention. Taking time off from the reality of what my body does and how it reacts to food is not going to get me to where I want to go. Half-assed actions will only get me half-assed results.