Wednesday Weekly Check In

I didn’t weigh in at my meeting yesterday but decided to do a video update anyways and give a little more insight into my tough week last week that I talked about a bit in yesterday’s post.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZukTaR8tBs8&hl=en&hd=1
Really hot still shot, I know.

A little ramble-y up in there, so maybe it’s better to just read the summary here.. haha.

Some of the comments and emails I got when I did my 2013 Intentions post were that you want me to be more… me. That often times I come on here and talk about how good I’m doing and how many times I’ve worked out, and not what went wrong. I didn’t even really realize that until someone else said it, but I do think for me, blogging and healthy living go hand in hand. When I am slipping and not doing well with weight loss/healthy living, I tend to steer very clear of the blog and have a really hard time coming up with topics to write about.

When I’m doing well, on the other hand, I normally have no trouble coming up with things to write about, but I am starting to realize that might give you all the wrong impression about me and my life. I am not perfect. I still struggle. Last weekend was really bad in terms of eating and drinking, and it was SO HARD to snap myself out of it on Monday.

It honestly surprises me that I’m four years into my journey, since 2009 was the year I decided to “get healthy”, and it is still so easy for one bad decision to lead to another in my life. I think it just goes to show that the journey really never is over, and for the rest of my life, I have to take it one day at a time, just like I did at the beginning.

Anyways, when I share random thoughts like this they come out so easy, and I realize maybe I’ve been putting a bit of a façade up on the blog by not coming here when I’m doing poorly or can’t think of something to say. I’m going to try to write more frequently about random things going on in my life and show you the real me, even if it isn’t all ponies and rainbows.

Turns out down here is a little ramble-y too, so I’ll stop now. Smile

Do you struggle with one bad choice spiraling into a day or a weekend or a full week? How do you snap out of it?



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14 Comments on Wednesday Weekly Check In

  1. lisa fine @ vermont vittles
    January 16, 2013 at 8:37 am (2 years ago)

    I had an unbelievably hard time getting back into exercise in December. The weather was cold and snowy, I had stopped running in October after getting cold after cold, and I just didn’t want to leave my apartment, even for a walk.

    The fix? Signing up for my first marathon in May. I’m pretty frickin’ nervous about it, but it’s what gets my butt out the door three days a week, and generally, if I’m running, I’m finding other ways move.

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  2. Ann
    January 16, 2013 at 8:53 am (2 years ago)

    For me, one bad choice can turn into months of bad food choices and no exercise. I need to realize that one bad day doesn’t define the entire journey. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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  3. Leanne
    January 16, 2013 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for writing this post! I have been really struggling for the past month with one bad choice turning into a days worth of bad choices. I am having a really hard time trying to figure out how to snap back to reality. I had initially lost around 60lbs, then since moving and starting a new job I’ve gained some back. I still have about 60 left to lose, but I can’t seem to get back into it.

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  4. Samantha
    January 16, 2013 at 9:00 am (2 years ago)

    I totally understand how you feel- I know I am very black and white when it comes to weight loss- I can be great or terrible. It is hard to want to talk about your slip ups but I think that part of you and your blog is what makes you human and someone we all can relate to- It is easy to diet for a short period of time but it is tough to maintain a permanent healthy lifestyle

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  5. Christi
    January 16, 2013 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, do I struggle with that! I “learned” how to live a healthy life and what works for me back in 2007, yet every year I let slip ups turn into landslides that bury me. It is definitely a rest of life journey for me, and one day at a time is all you can do. I wish I had any tricks! I also have a tendency to disappear in healthy living blogland when I’m not on track.

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  6. Toby Edge
    January 16, 2013 at 9:29 am (2 years ago)

    Yep, thats definitely something that used to happen with me, and sometimes it still does in a way. I ‘cheat’ fairly often to help to beat weight loss plateaus and this is where the difficulty comes in, especially because I fast the day after.

    Once you’ve exposed yourself to high calorie and carb foods after an extended period of restrictive and healthy dieting, it can be tricky to transition straight back in. This is particularly hard when you’re fasting the following day!

    If you can manage it though, it can be hugely effective for all sorts of reasons. Just not a good idea if you struggle to jump straight back on the wagon after!

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  7. Pattie
    January 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the update. I had an incredibly hard time thinking of blog topics so that’s why I pretty much gave it up. I wasn’t sure what to share and what not to share.

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  8. Gina
    January 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m glad you’re posting more! I agree with the blogging thing. I feel awful when I write yet another re-commitment post! I lost 25 pounds and it has been difficult to keep up in the winter months. I think I will be doing some of the shred today haha. When drinks are involved, I totally agree that the bad decisions just pile on top of each other. I’ll eat bad that night, then the next day. I’m trying to remember that you can make smaller decisions that will make a difference!

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  9. Erica
    January 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I am very much an all or nothing personality. If I over eat at a meal I feel ive blown it for the day and sometimes use it as a fail day to eat whatever I want. I do my best to talk myself out of these events but im far from perfect and it does sometimes happen.

    On the flip side I am also learing that I can have a cookie or something “unhealthy” and still lead a happy healthy lifestyle!

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  10. Heidi
    January 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Beth,
    I am doing my first half marathon on Sunday in San Antonio. It is called a cocoa half and I have a feeling there will be lots of goodies after the race. I wanted to know what you eat the night before, morning of, and post race. Do you splurge for the day and figure you have burned so many calories that it wont matter? I’m just starting back on my WW program. HELP!!!!!!

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  11. Lesa Adkins
    January 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm (2 years ago)

    A lifetime of these feelings! But, the fact I think about it and am disappointed in myself reminds me that I will try again. I have done great for up to 3 years and then went nuts and started eating everything in sight, and still started over again- it’s a lifestyle that involves highs and lows- the fact that we persevere makes us winners!

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  12. Phyllis Apkarian-Gaumond
    January 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I was gifted this morning with indigestion when I ate a fully loaded omelet – I had missed my favorite breakfast due to snow accumulation and having to clean off the car. But, this time my body spoke very loud. I followed that up with a mile walk at lunch, a hard boiled egg and some orange juice. After work, a very small salad with vinegar dressing, and I think that this ill-timed and wrong, wrong breakfast is the biggest lesson so far. When heavy, how can you feel your body, hear what is happening and understanding? Now that I’ve become used to a smaller size of plate and servings, I’m grateful for the indigestion. I have a new pair of New Balance equipped with podiatric insteps, and I am on my way to doing more mile walks at lunch. Thanks for yesterday’s blog. I am human too, and now I have learned it.

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  13. Robin
    January 17, 2013 at 9:45 am (2 years ago)

    Beth, you are brave, smart and beautiful. I love your posts and your videos! Enough with the alcohol – try and have fun with your friends without drinking. I guarantee you can do it AND you’ll save money and be more in control of your eating. I am no tea-tottler but limit my wine to in-my-own-home before bed with a very limited supply of munchies around. Thank you for your honesty.

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  14. Lindsay
    January 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post! I have been following you for a while and you inspire me to keep at my weight loss journey. I recommitted to WeightWatchers in 2013. When I struggle I go to my favorite bloggers and read posts and though sometimes I read it saying “I wish I could be like that….” other times it gives me meal ideas, motivation, and exercises.
    I am 29 living here in DC and I feel like my life revolves around happy hours and dinners!!! I gave up drinking for 30 days (this is day 17) and it is soooo hard!! I am not giving it up totally but when Jan 31st rolls around I am going to think twice about drinking 3-4 glasses of wine at HH on a Wednesday… 1 or just a seltzer will be fine at most HH or dinners :)

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