One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Note to Self…

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You’re in the cycle.

The Funk cycle.

Every morning starts off great. You’re motivated. Ready to tackle the day. Energetic. Happy.

Then, slowly, the funk sets in.

You start to nibble on this. Take a bite of that.

A handful of M&Ms? Why not? A chunk of cheese while feeding the baby? Maybe just a nibble? Oh go ahead, cut another slice, it’s good. Chips after dinner because you “want something salty.” Might as well, I already ruined the day!

Ugh!

STOP!

What happened? You were on a less processed roll. You were feeling fantastic. Cravings where nonexistent. Bloat was decreased. Clothes were fitting better.

Let’s get back there!

Yea, it’s hard, but only at first! Bite the bullet. Focus on tomorrow –only tomorrow– and then let positive momentum take over.

Speaking of positive… You’ve got a lot of fun things happening! First of all, good job on signing up for Crossfit! It’s good to get out of your comfort zone.

You’ve also been rocking the #YogAday challenge.

Just a few days left!

Finally, did you forget? You are running a Tough Mudder this weekend in FLORIDA! Yea, umm there’s that. Don’t worry about being ready. You ARE ready. Just go. Have fun. It will be nice to FINALLY have some new material for TheUnworldlyTravelers!

Ok, now, NO SNACKING. You aren’t hungry. Go brush your teeth, take a bath and go to bed. You could use the sleep.



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Discussion

There are 15 comments so far.

    Dawn

    November 26, 2012

    I swear it’s the sugar. Pulls us all right off the tracks at this time of year. Good job on the swerve!

    Ashley

    November 26, 2012

    After feeling guilty about post-dinner snacking, I really needed this. Thank you so much for your daily inspiration.

    shandy (@webgals)

    November 26, 2012

    I love this post so much! It shows the raw nature of making every decision. How even if you make good decisions for a while, a few wrong decisions are all that it takes to make the ball start rolling in the wrong direction.

    I love your self awareness and you sharing of this. It helps other learn (and by others, I mean me) :)

    Tomorrow is another day (to make good choices.) The next meal is another meal (to make good choices.)

    Roz@weightingfor50

    November 26, 2012

    I love this post Roni. We all have to have a word with ourselves sometimes. Have a great week, and good luck in the tough mudder!

    Tara

    November 27, 2012

    great note to self! It is so great to see that nobody is perfect and you can still lose weight and keep it off, even when you are in a funk!

    Amanda @FancyOatmeal

    November 27, 2012

    This is a great reminder that I am not alone in my struggles. Thank you for the honesty

    nancy

    November 27, 2012

    I wish my little voice sounded like that. It has been helping me since I started your weigh-in but at night it is soooo quiet I can’t even hear it–I only hear the sound of the carbs as I crunch on them instead of fruit or veggies. Like you I do well during the day but after 4 not so good. Have fun this weekend.

    JMGirl

    November 27, 2012

    Thank you for posting this internal talk with yourself. Me and myself have been going through the same struggles. Here is to a better tomorrow.

    Julie

    November 27, 2012

    Roni, I love following you. You are real and deal with issues we all face. I am currently trying to rid myself of sabotaging actions and I bought a book, The Beck Diet Solution, that has helped me to face my damaging habits.
    It is not a diet book, but a process to help me change some of my bad habits (standing and snacking, going back for more food when meal is over, etc.)
    It has helped tremendously to make me more aware of what I am doing. I am surprised at the changes I have made over the past 6 weeks.
    You sure do not need a book, as you are doing fantastic, but I just wanted to throw that out there as a resource to help underlying eating issues and habits that we all face.
    Enjoy this great time of year!

    rachel

    November 27, 2012

    Thanks, I needed to read this today!

    kim

    November 27, 2012

    I keep telling myself I want to lose 10 pounds, but my snacking isn’t reflecting that wish. Yesterday was a good day for me and now I’m working on Day 2. Thanks for the reminder that it does get easier when you get in a groove. We can do this!

    NatMcC

    November 27, 2012

    I love your honesty with us! Good luck on the tough mudder! You’re awesome! Always encouraging and inspiring others! I surely appreciate it!

    christina

    November 28, 2012

    I am SO with you on this! I am fighting a funk, too many nibbles and just in that blah place. Yet again you help me by putting it into words! And I love you are trying out Crossfit. I need to get myself out of my comfort zone big time….I am not ready yet but it needs to happen….you are such a good role model for everyone!

    Pam

    November 28, 2012

    I have really tried liking these noodles but I just do not like the texture. I just want you to know I’ve been following you for a long time and you have inspired me to take up running. I did my first half in Oct. Thank you very much!

    Jody R. Goldenfield

    November 28, 2012

    We all have these times… I tend to make myself think about things for 15 minutes before I do a crazy thing…. I own it if I eat it & most times I don’t.. but the key is to just move on… :) GOOD LUCK!