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OK, I have NO excuse for my late weigh-in today. I’m sorry. The day just got away from me as I caught up on all the miscellaneous things I’ve been putting off for months.
That being said, I actually feel caught up, which scares the crap out of me! I can’t help but wonder if I’m forgetting something, then I start to freak out and wait for a bomb to drop.
You know it’s going to happen.
Anyway, I’ve been in a good place all week. Now that I recovered, I can’t help but think it’s partially due to the conference being behind me. I have a bit more time to focus on other things without this big ‘ol stress ball on my shoulders.
I’ve also successfully stayed away from the scale for 7 weeks now and I must say I’m not missing it.
Sure, there’s a part of me that is REALLY curious, but staying away has helped keep the inner mean girl quiet. She has nothing to nag me about if I keep the number from her. Well, that’s not entirely true. She still likes to make comments about other things, but I’ve gotten really good at ignoring her.
I’m not going to make any promises that I’ll stay away from the scale forever but for the time being it’s working for me, just like weighing in daily helped when I first started. You have to trust your gut on these things. Constantly discovering what will work for you because things change. We change.
Since I’m not weighing in I thought it would be fun to start issuing some challenges on Wednesday so those who don’t weigh have something to report the following week along with the weighers.
This week I want to focus on my biggest nemesis: Night-time snacking.
This was one of my original challenges on BlogToLose and it’s always a popular one that makes me feel better as it’s something I struggle with on and off. Well, more like on and on.
Some of us do it out of boredom, some out of pure exhaustion. We mindlessly munch while watching evening TV or grab something from the fridge while heading to bed. I don’t think all night-time eating is bad and I don’t think we need to make some ridiculous unachievable goal like … “I’m never going to eat after 7 p.m. again, EVER!”
That’s just not realistic. You will have a late dinner or be hungry in the evening now and then BUT one week of snack-less nights can do us good. It can help us become more conscious of our evening eating habits and challenge us to try some something new while building confidence when we reach the goal.
I wrote that YEARS ago and it still rings true for me. I’m committing this week and I hope you’ll join me.
Totally looking forward to your weigh-ins this week. How’d ya’ll do?!
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Roni started this blog in '05 to journal her weight loss. 70lbs later, she's committed to living a conscious, healthy life and hopes to inspire others along the way. Read more on the about page.
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