Tuesday, 10 February 2009

the good, the bad and the ugly...

I almost did something bad last night. Worse than if I had gained weight this week. I almost lied on a blog entry. Almost. The thought was there. I wanted to write that all I had this week was those two pasties and the McDonalds. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LIE. I went a little further and had several aero bars... a few packets of monster munch crisps and pizza. Not just a slize, a gigantic full half of pizza with a mass of cheese and pepperoni. Unlike the McDonalds that tasted scrumptious.

I didn't lie. In the end. I realised that all I would be doing is cheating myself. I don't want that. I want to lose the weight. I need to lose the weight. ok. ok. It's one bad week. I still have several days to my weigh in. I CAN PULL IT BACK. I WILL PULL IT BACK. It is not the end of the world.

On a good note... My wisdom tooth came out. Almost no pain, a slight jaw ache but thats it. I wasn't even groggy. Minimum bleeding too. This makes life easier. I have a better chance of clawing a loss back this week. This has definitely put me in a good mood and is encouraging for this weeks food shop.

Next week will definitely test me. I am going home for an entire week. I find it the hardest to be active and eat healthy there but if I can conquer this I feel it will be a huge boost. I figure that now I'm going to be there longer I will be able to get into a rhythm rather than if I were there for a short weekend arriving and leaving late, weird hours don't help. I will have no excuse not to walk the dog either. And now they have a wii I can do my little boxing exercises and what not.

right enough of sitting on my arse... theres lots to be done!!!

7 comments:

Natasha said...

I think you did the right thing blogging the truth, and agree that you would really only be cheating yourself.Put this week behind you and just move forward.You had asked me about some recipe books, and although everyone's style/tastes are so different I really enjoy my Crazy Plates, and Eat, Shrink and be Merry cookbooks. They are my current favorites. I find they have simple ingredients, they are easy to make and I like the dishes. I also look up recipes with nutritional info on the net. I came across a really good portabello mushroom recipe that is very easy. I will post it on my blog this week for ya! Good luck and don't be scared to try new things! Worse case senario you just don't make them again =)

Christy said...

You're right... one bad week doesn't mean the end of the world. You can still make something of this week, I think. Also, I'm glad to hear that your wisdom teeth extraction went ok. See, I told you it wouldn't be so bad :)

Tony said...

It takes a lot of courage to be honest, but you are definitely doing yourself a favor in the end. You can do it!

pearls of wisdom said...

I am beginning to realize, for me there are no BAD weeks, or days. Some could be better, I could make better choices, sure. But i have had to understand I have control of what i do, no one else. I have to want to help myself, no one can help me.

Others can and do encourage,inspire and motivate, only I can do.

If I pick myself up and take one more step in the riht direction I can get where I want to be---one step at a time.

wildfluffysheep said...

thanks for the comments guys...

@natasha...
moving forward is the key. I need to keep reminding myself that. Thanks for the recipe ideas. Looking forward to the portabello mushroom recipe! I plan to be more adventurous in the kitchen. watch this space!

@christy
I can't believe how right you were about my wisdom tooth! Mt friends made it out to be sooooooo much worse. I'm completely fine. Thanks for keeping me sane.

@tony
thankyou for the encouragement. I really appreciate it :D

wildfluffysheep said...

@pearls of wisdom
i need the distinction of good and bad days for me. they mark time. if every day were the same I don't think I'd be able to do it. But I do need to accept that me alone is responsible for my progress.

thanks for commenting

Fat Lazy Guy said...

It's definitely good to acknowledge your slip-ups. The next step is to work out what's triggering them. Once you work out the triggers, you can work on combating the triggers.

When you do slip up, though, like my friend Kim Ayres always says, think damage control. You COULD chuck the week away and binge all out, but you'll end up in a lot worse position than if you stopped and got back on the healthy eating wagon. You may still gain, but you won't gain as much as if you had kept going. And that is definitely a success.