Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ugh

I am sorely, sorely tempted to go off plan today. I guess it is harder when I am so tired (see previous post) and stressed. I always used to comfort myself and self soothe with food. Carbs in particular. A great big frosted cinnamon bun is so appealing to me right now. I can almost close my eyes and feel the sugar and fat coursing through my veins and the endorphin high as a result. But I have not indulged. I have been on plan all month and don't want to screw up now. So close to a new decade of 179 and I just flat out won't let myself sabotage that. Tea in hand, I wait for my next on plan meal. It's hard, but not impossible.

23 comments:

K. said...

You can do it Lyn. Try and take a nap or something. Just don't cave ok? You'll be glad you didn't. K.
www.it-is-time.com

Stacy said...

You can do it! I just posted about your "Thin" post from the other day. You've stayed on plan and you can do it. If you still crave it tomorrow then you can find a low cal recipe online and make it tomorrow. There's no reason to deprive yourself but remember what your goal is. Do those carbs taste as good as it's going to feel to be under 180? You are almost there babe :)

Anonymous said...

Hang tough, Lyn! Thinking good thoughts in your direction!

screwdestiny said...

Some good, hard exercise will give you an endorphin high, too! AND you will feel accomplished for doing the exercise. Just a suggestion. Hang in there.

Lisa said...

Hope it passes soon.

Kalyn said...

Lyn, I am so impressed by your commitment and resolve. You can do it; just hang in there.

Beetlejuice said...

good for you. i'm still within my ww points but feeling guilty about the pizza for dinner. I love cin-a-bon but somehow i've gotten over it. Usually when I crave something I think is so good, if I give in and have it, it doesnt taste as good as I remember it tasting.

Baby Stepping said...

Think about how wonderful you will feel tomorrow morning when you wake up and realize that you stayed strong!!

Hugs,
Mary

Shane G. said...

Lyn, do some squats, right now! I ain't playing. stand up NOW and give me 30 squats!

anne h said...

I've "borrowed" your motivation in the past....
Now I can repay you - with maybe a kind word!
And a cyber *hug*
Lyn, you are awesome!

Vee said...

One minute at a time. Not even one day at a time ... you can get through this one minute at a time. Take a deep breath, a big drink of ice water, and walk around the house. Do whatever works for you, like chanting something like "I prefer water to carbs" with each step, or whatever.

Just a thought. Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

p.s. did you do those squats? :)

Stephanie Hill said...

Would making a vanilla shake into a cinnamon bun help?

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I think that's why you've got this thing licked, Lyn (no, not the cinnamon bun, dummy!)... because you ARE thinking about what you're doing instead of just doing it. THAT's why you're gonna continue succeeding!

Lyn said...

No squats today, lol :)

Stephanie~

I actually ended up making Medifast brownies instead. I will be ok.

Thanks!

Debbie said...

Hey you got this, hang in there. See all the comments you got, we are your motivation...

spunkysuzi said...

You are an incredibly strong woman! You can and will get to the 170's :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah for you, Lyn!

emma

Rosie's Weight Loss Blog said...

I feel your pain. I was driving by fast food restaurants today and thinking how much easier it would be to stop and get something than to eat healthy. But in looking at my old pictures from when I used to be skinny, I remembered that I can't go back to my old patterns. Neither can you. We have to stay strong together!

Student On A Health Kick said...

Try eating something sweet to curb the craving, like fruit or a low calorie hot chocolate. You can do this!

Theresa said...

stay strong! We're here cheering you on!!!

Anonymous said...

It's so easy, so very easy to want to have the sweet roll, or the Friday night catfish with fries and coleslaw (I battled this on Friday!) and whatever may be the current crave. I try really really hard to remember how my body feels after eating the cravings. Not just emotionally, but how I feel bloated, dragged down and achy...a wasted day.

I know you know this, I know you think about all of this also. I know how hard it is to concentrate on the aftermath, especially when tired and running on auto pilot. But, it is what I try to remember as I eat with intent and not grab out of habit. I hope everyday this gets better for me, I have overcome my weight issue, but I must think all the time. It's rewarding, but also all the time. Love yourself well, you have done very well.

Spaghetti Cat said...

Hang in there Lyn- you will regret it even though it feels tempting. If you do want to self soothe with food- why not a nice medifast hot cocoa or brownie?

You are WORTH it to stick with it! Hag in there girl!

Steelers6 said...

You're right, Lyn, you WILL be ok.
=)

And *I* was so scared of Shane G.'s orders that I got right up and did the 30 squats! haha (I really did.)

Hope baby girl is back to herself FAST.
Love,
Chrissy