There's something about the weekend that used to always tempt me to cheat. Dinner and drinks with friends. Saturday morning pancakes at IHOP. Ice cream and Oreos on the couch with a good movie.....all of these things spelled 'fun and comfort'. It always felt soooo good to just let go and enjoy all the tasty greatness!! This feeling didn't last long though....minutes later I would hate myself and the next day I would medicate that 'hate' with chips and salsa or a big fat crust pizza.....such a vicious cycle. I'm not sure the 'urge' to cheat has really ever stopped but what has changed is the choice to 'love myself later rather than hate myself now'. If you're on the edge...repeat after me. I am worth it and I choose happiness in advance.You can do this. WE can do this.
Wow....just chew on that thought for a minute. I can look back on so many things I would have done differently if I had gotten this weight challenge under control earlier in my life. Not that I would change a thing, at this point, but I definitely would have handled and done things differently with more self confidence. I would have been 'on the field rather than watching my life go by from the good seats'. I would have taken more chances, walked with my head held higher and taken better care of myself. I am so thankful for finding this Keto lifestyle....it has literally changed my life. Whatever you're struggling with, handle it now....don't wait. You can do it....you are worth it.
So you had a bad day.....don't let it turn in to anymore than just that. I used to do so good until about 7pm and then I'd have an Oreo attack. After eating the preverbal 'just one', I'd finish off the bag cuz hell, I'd already screwed up.....might as well go all in! Then the next day I'd feel terrible and medicate my feelings with some pancakes and donuts. Ugh, vicious cycle. One thing I've learned after 76 weeks Keto is that there's gonna be days when our old 'comfort food favorites', win out. So, own it....enjoy it....make good choices on quantity and then tell it goodbye. Most of all.....don't beat yourself up. You got this. WE got this!
Losing weight kinda sucks and no one 'ever' said it was gonna be comfortable. It's totally uncomfortable for the most part, especially the beginning. I would say that changes in time but the truth is, it doesn't.....YOU change. I think the biggest problem is that it's really easy to make yourself feel better by 'stuffing your face' but that only lasts for a little while and then it's REALLY uncomfortable. Such a vicious cycle. What works for me is finding something else besides 'stuffing my face' to make me feel better. A hot bubble bath, shopping online for smaller clothes, painting my toe nails, walking the dogs....you get the picture. But even that only lasts awhile. At some point you've got to get 'comfortable with being uncomfortable'. It's ok to hate the process but it's not ok to quit and give up. If you're like me, you've spent quite a few years 'being uncomfortable' and getting smaller and healthier everyday is a much better way to spend uncomfortable than 'stuffing your face' and not getting to where you dream to be. You can do this. WE can do this!
This is so true. I can make up an excuse for just about anything when it comes to food. "Never tried it before, we're on vacation, I'll start back tomorrow, it's only one cookie, it's wedding cake for God's sake"....you get the idea. So what I've had to do is reverse the whole conversation. Instead of excuses I now have reasons 'not to'. So it sounds like this..."excited to weigh on Monday, my jeans will look awesome with a few less pounds, I feel so confident, loving all my cute new clothes, happier in my own skin" etc. Practice the 'reasons' that benefit you... not the 'excuses' that sabotage you. Write your 'reasons' on a sheet of paper and post it on the fridge or your bathroom mirror. Fold it up and put it in your wallet. When you let go of the excuses you'll get the results. You can do this. WE can do this.