Random Confessional

1.) Last week, I flushed an entire stick of deodorant down my toilet.

I knocked it in from the back of the toilet while I was flushing and didn’t think it would go down, but long story short, it did. The culprit:

deodorant

It’s out now, at least.

2.) I am giving a presentation at the all staff meeting at my day job today about healthy lunches, and I’m really nervous.

I don’t normally mix my weight loss/healthy living world with my regular job, and especially do not talk about my personal weight loss story that openly (until today, that is). On top of that, I also just found out yesterday it is a 45 minute presentation instead of the 15 minutes I was expecting. Oy.

3.) This weekend my parents are coming into town and I’m hosting Easter brunch.

It’s my first time ever hosting a holiday, and I am nervous even though my mom is going to help me cook.

4.) Last week, I didn’t meal plan AT ALL for the first time in a long time.

I ate out for almost every meal with the exception of a few english muffins and soft boiled eggs here and there. It was not kind to my wallet, but it felt pretty freeing and made me excited to get back to a plan this week.

5.) Despite claiming that being active is a nonnegotiable part of healthy living for me, I took two full weeks off from working out sort of unintentionally.

One day fed into the next and into the next, and then all of a sudden it had been two full weeks. I broke that streak yesterday with 5 miles on the treadmill, and it was, as should be expected, really, really hard.

breakthestreak

I felt like a million bucks afterwards, though.

6.) Last week for the first time in ages, I didn’t track my food at all.

I ate what I wanted when I was hungry, and it was really liberating in a way. I ate a lot of things I’d been craving and tried to balance it out with fruit and veggies, but didn’t count points at all. I was excited to see that I was down a few pounds yesterday despite that – I think my body and my mind both needed the break.

Tell me one thing you want to get off your chest!



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20 Comments on Random Confessional

  1. Liz @ The Shrinking Owl
    March 26, 2013 at 8:44 am (2 years ago)

    Confession: Even though I am a proponent of the philosophy of “Do not reward yourself with food; you are not a dog”, I have an individual bag of Cadbury mini-eggs that I am saving for the day your Diet Bet challenge ends. I’m like, 1 pound from my goal, and man, after I weigh in, I am going to enjoy every single one of those suckers.

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

      LOL. I absolutely love that confession.

      Truth be told, I’m going to start another one next week to keep the dedication going, so enjoy those eggs! :)

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  2. Sarah
    March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am (2 years ago)

    My husband and I are moving next month and while very exciting I am extremely nervous no one will take our current apartment off our hands.

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm (2 years ago)

      Ughhh good luck with that! Moving can be SO stressful!

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  3. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    March 26, 2013 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

    Good luck with your brunch this weekend- you’ll be great!!
    What do I want to get off my chest? I need a social media intervention. I have spent WAY too much time checking email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. lately and just need a DETOX. (It’s not that easy though!!)

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Lauren!! I’ve actually been doing a good job of being super moderate with social media. I go through phases though, so I’m sure the overdoing it phase will come back in no time at all!

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  4. Christine
    March 26, 2013 at 10:03 am (2 years ago)

    I re-joined Weight Watchers Online 3 weeks ago and have not tracked once. I just can’t seem to get started. I keep telling myself “just one more day of free eating and then I’ll change”. I need a swift kick in the pants! Today I did pack a great, healthy lunch and snacks. Today is the day I start taking care of my body!

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Christine! Sorry you’re having trouble getting started! Maybe you’re trying to dive in too deep from the get-go. Can you set a couple small goals for this week – like track THREE days, or just breakfasts, or something like that to ease yourself in? Or, maybe outside of tracking, think about adding fruits or veggies at every meal, getting your water in, or getting to the gym X number of times. I think when we try to make too many changes too quick it can be overwhelming. It’s also a ton of pressure. I think that’s what happened with my half marathon training. I was like, if I don’t run 12 miles, I might as well not run at all! Which is dumb, but also a normal tendency I think.

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  5. Robyn
    March 26, 2013 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    lol these are some great confessions! I too have been asked to host Easter for the bf’s family on Sunday. I have never hosted something for his family before and I am MEGA nervous and worried it wont be perfect…ah! being a grown-up is hard haha

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha I totally agree, and not just because of hosting holidays!

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  6. janetha
    March 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, #1 made me lose it.. so funny!

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

      It’s funny now!! :)

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  7. Becky
    March 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    So, I went to Vegas last week for work and was really worried about tracking and eating healthy. I hate hamburgers, sushi, a whole french dip sandwich and drank more than I have in 3 months! You know what? When I got home I weighed myself and I was exactly the same if not a couple of ounces less as before I left! I was really surprised. I agree with you. Sometimes you need to give in and give your mind and body a break. Don’t overdo it of course, but giving in a couple times made me feel really good. It also made me feel even better to get on track this week.

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Dang! Good for you for being able to maintain in VEGAS. I think sometime when you try hard all the time it can backfire. Giving yourself a break from time to time is important!!

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  8. Kelly
    March 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on your loss, and I’m so glad that taking a break from tracking worked for you! The mental break has been so helpful for me, too.

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    • Beth
      March 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks!!! Was thinking about you this morning! Glad you’re feeling good. :)

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  9. Don
    March 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Actually I dumped my deodorant a while ago, but not for a standard upgrade. I learned about the negative health consequences of the Aluminum that most deodorants are filled with. I then got frustrated looking for alternatives and then came up with the idea of moistening some baking soda under the arms and using that as deodorant. Baking soda is not poisonous (in fact being used to treat tumors in Italy) and it kills the bacteria under the arms that cause odor. In fact, I was really surprised at how well it worked – it actually lasted a lot longer than my old deodorant. So just throwing that out there if anyone else wants to try it.

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  10. jeanette
    March 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I made jello jigglers with booze…. saw it on Pinterest. Ate too many and got drunk…. never ate alcohol before! lol. (p.s. Im not a teenager but a 50 yr old grandma)

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  11. Rachel
    March 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I drank a glass of wine before going to work out yesterday. Then I was worried the whole time that that entire class knew I was a wino.

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