May 15, 2014

Eliminating the Guilt Game

So once again, I have failed to follow through with updating. The main reason is that I really don't want to admit another failure. My 4 week cleaning challenge never got off the ground. I have plenty of reasons excuses. But, at the end of the day they are just that, excuses.

While I've been away from blog land my boys turned 1! It was truly an awesome celebration. They enjoyed their family party and we spent a couple of days after recovering. Here are a couple of cute pictures of their big day and their one year old pictures.

We also enjoyed Mother's Day celebrating with family. Cory got me a ring with his birthstone in the center and the boys birthstone on either side of his. I love it and it will always remind me of the first year with my little boys. The hard work, the unfathomable love, the ups and downs and every moment in between.

I haven't spoken recently about weight loss. The biggest reason for that is that I haven't been doing anything to work towards loosing weight. Starting this past Monday (always has to be a Monday am I right?) I started "dieting." I am going about it this time in a different way than I ever have. It gets so old hearing people talk about a "lifestyle change" but in all honesty isn't that what has to happen to stay healthy once you get there? I have struggled with my weight my whole life. So why do I continue to think that it won't take a lifestyle change to keep in under control for the rest of my life?

Anyway, back to my plan. It's pretty simple. I am just simply trying to make better choices for every meal, snack, drink. For example, I LOVE Coke. It is really like opening happiness. I like Coke Zero ok but there is nothing like the real thing (like the slogan usage?) I did have one Coke this week because I felt like a needed it. But the other 8 times I wanted a Coke, I got Coke Zero or water instead. Just better choices. I am not going to feel deprived. When I feel deprived I quit. So when I get to the point where I think I will die without a Chick-Fil-A biscuit I am going to get one but the other 6 days of the week I am going to make a better breakfast choice. I feel like this will be better for my long term. I hate feeling guilty for what I eat so by making better choices I am eliminating the exhausting mental guilt game.

Does anyone else love Coke the way I do?

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