Good: I’ve written down everything that I’ve eaten and every bit of exercise I’ve done.
Bad: I’ve eaten bad, bad things. And lots of them. I am so excited about my big plan (I always have more success when following a big plan that I can get wrapped up in). But then I miss up. I eat two servings of the chocolate cake when I’ve already gone over my 1,400 limit. The I eat a bit more– just because. Then my tummy hurts and I have a sugar/crap-food headache and lose all motivation to do anything– to try, to stop myself… much less to exercise.
Result: I eat like crap, so I don’t exercise, so I feel like crap the next day, so I eat more crap, so I don’t exercise again.
I’ve been looking at pictures of me at my goal weight compared to pictures now. The difference is so obvious. Looking at those makes me want to jump into the ‘goal’ picture right now. So I try hard to get there, having faith that I can do it. After all, I have finally found an awesome guideline to get me from here to there. But I haven’t budged.
I still think the 1,400 plan is awesome. But I need to stick to the 1,400 plan. I need to change my mentality to “Ashley, this is about CHANGE. 1,400 calories. Period.” Ahhh, this stinks.
Please tell me that I am a crazy girl for continuing to ignore my plan but still expecting the scale to move downward. Please send me some inspiration and some common sense to actually say “no.”. I know the ‘chewing gum’ thing, or the ‘busy yourself’ technique. But my problem is that, at the moment, I am not even trying to not eat the crap.
Give me some tough love, my fellow bloggers.