I Resisted!

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This was sitting at the nurses station ALL DAY yesterday. Whew! I gotta tell ya. It took every bit of control I had not to dive into those boxes.

If you can’t tell, those are 2 boxes of Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Holes. They were an assortment of different kinds and flavors.

I’m only sharing this with you because I have to figure out a way to stop ‘snacking’ on the bad stuff. I (we) are eating out a little more than we normally do.

I am trying to lose juuuust a lil’ more weight. I’d really like to lose maybe 5-10 lbs (or in that range). The problem is it’s all cushy anterior abdominal belly flab. Yes – I still have some lingering. Only a lil – but enough to drive me nuts.

I know, most of you are probably wanting to kick me in the pants for complaining about 5-10 lbs – but a weight loss goal is a weight loss goal. My goal is equally as challenging because now I have to redefine and reevaluate what my eating habits are like. What else can I eliminate or minimize?

It’s not like I’m gorging on anything unhealthy? I mean the occasional pizza, but nothing ridiculous.

It’s widely known that those last pounds you lose are THE TOUGHEST.

I gotta get my game face on – unfortunately the game face will have to be postponed for about a week. Vacation is coming up and I’m out to enjoy myself.

Big Grin

There’s No Bargaining In Weight Loss

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“If I eat this cheeseburger, that just means an extra 40 minutes on the treadmill”

“I’m going to have just this one… just this one donut. I’ll just squeeze in a couple more miles on the bike”

“Ooooh OK. I’ll have another piece of pie. I’ll just have to visit the gym an extra day this week”

Does any of this sound vaguely familiar? Bartering, bargaining, and rationalizing your bad eating habits, those empty promises to your body, and being comfortable with your overall eating lifestyle without the guilt. It’s that guilt factor that keeps us from becoming a down right glutton, but this habit of bargaining a food item for some extra exercise is a disastrously imbalanced deal that ultimately leads to failure.

Weight loss and ‘dieting’ (yes, I still hate that word) come down to a game of numbers. You have to get rid of more than you take in. There’s no way to trick, bend, warp or fudge those numbers. You consume a certain number of calories, and your body ‘uses up’ or ‘burns’ a certain amount of calories. We all make the deal with the devil by trying to satisfy this equation. If my actions will add ‘X’ number of calories to my body, then I have ‘work off /burn/melt” ‘X’ number of calories. That way I have net gained zero. At least that’s what we tell ourselves…

Please read on over at Scrubs Magazine There’s No Bargaining In Weight Loss

This Is How We Do It

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This would be part of our groceries from this evening.

Everything from Grapes, Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, all the way to the container of Almonds. I forgot to include the Pineapple, Oranges and other fruits.

Everyone always ask "How do you do it?" "How do you lose/maintain your weight?"

This is how we do it.

Any questions?