Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"I needed this today. Thanks."

I've written before how social networking has been a big support in my weight loss. Not only do I have friends who I can celebrate my successes with, but also there for support or to simply commiserate...

Today I woke up feeling down...

Bad weigh in.

Slept late.

Tired.

Moody.

Hormonal.

Perfect excuse to eat those Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms for breakfast. (om nom nom nom)

AH, now I've added Guilt to the list.

I sat down at my desk this morning feeling "blah." I was disappointed in myself for not having the will-power to control myself. Negative thoughts started running through my brain faster than the life and death career of an 80s teen pop band.

Its easy to think these negative thoughts.

I didn't try hard enough.
I wasn't strong enough.
I didn't do my best.
I made a mistake.

Ouch.

In an attempt to bring myself out of this rut, I popped up my trusty blog roll and started searching the intarwebz for something. Anything to get rid of the morbid thoughts that attached themselves to my brain like Charlie Sheen nursing crack off a hooker's ass.

And so I found FatGirlsCanRun blog (one of my favs) and this post:


It all comes down to choice. A choice about who we are in our lives. And there’s nothing inherently wrong about our choices AND we can always choose something different.

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There’s nothing to beat yourself up over. When you make choices that are no longer satisfying, guess what? MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES!

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I might still fall into chocolate and gain weight, but it will be a choice that I make knowing it has consequences. I choose how my life is going to go.

What do you choose?


I could have responded with a long lengthy post... (like the above)
I could have told her all about my unhealthy eating over the weekend, my snacky in the evenings, my M&M breakfast....
I could have gone on and on about how I was tearing myself up inside from making bad choices recently...

Instead I posted this:

I needed this today. Thanks.

I have a choice on my thoughts.

I can beat myself up on those past choices and let the downward spiral of pity, despair, and self-loathing control more and more choices. Or choose to pick myself up out of the rut. Dust myself off and get back to work.

I choose the latter.

Otherwise, I'll be adding fat faster than a mosquito plugged into Kim Kardashian's ass.

2 comments:

  1. Love this post!!!! After a bad day I often find myself dwelling on it and beating myself up... but why? that/s just going to make the day worse. If I just pick myself up and keep moving along it changes the whole day!

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  2. Exactly!

    "Keep moving along" reminded me of Finding Nemo and Dory's song.. ♫ just keep swimming, just keep swimming ♪ :-)

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