Saturday, March 10, 2012

De-Railed, Only Slightly.

So, this week has not been successful like last week. But then, I knew my body could not keep up that pace. So, this week I did not lose one pound. Grrr. But, I didn't gain a pound either. So, I guess that can count as a success - right? RIGHT? ;)

I am always amazed at how easy it is to let excuses get me off track. A busy schedule, cravings (and I have had a LOT of those this week), demanding kids, etc, etc, etc. I'm sure my list is very similar to others' out there in this vast Universe! Cravings are nasty little HUGE buggers that really drive my derailments. Why would I want to eat carrots when that cream cheese frosting on graham crackers is call my name? Really? I know there are some people out there that don't really care for sweats. Well, lucky them. That's why they are so darn skinny. That, does NOT describe me - any of it. There are several blogs out there that are coming up with 'healthy' desserts. Chocolate Covered Katie is one of them. However, there are pitfalls those of us trying to lose weight must be careful about. Just because there are some healthy ingredients, doesn't mean the calories don't count. **SIGH**.

My challenge for all those wonderfully creative food people out there - make cheesecake, chocolate, or cream cheese frosting on graham crackers have the exact same nutritional content as carrots. Wouldn't that be great?!?! The fact of the matter is, I LOVE those foods and can't really imagine a life without them. BUT, I also have to control myself and not eat more than one serving. *SIGH* I know, I know, moderation. Some days, I hate that word! But, today right now I don't feel those cravings. So, I put myself back on track and get motivated for the entire day. We shall see how long that lasts.

I just have to remember, it is NEVER too late to put myself back on track. Even if it is in the middle of a gigantic doughnut! I can feel empowered, stop, and move forward again on the right track. THAT feels great! AND should be acknowledged.

See, the idea of losing weight IS simple. The execution is NOT easy.

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