-I like fast food. Yes, I know it's awful for you, it adds calories and unnecessary fat. But I like the taste. I've weaned them from my diet.
-I have not dumped all the "bad" foods from my pantry. We still have buckets of easter candy, we have frozen cookie dough in the fridge. I still bake bread with white flour. These are my slow steps....I have just weaned myself off of them. Although I do incorporate a lot of hidden veggies in my sauces, or substitute while wheat flour into my bread recipes...
-I started really hitting the gym. But after very class, I'd "reward" myself by stopping at the gym cafe for a treat, not realizing that the 450 calories I sweated for, was negated by the "muscle milk" or a muffin. After all, I'd "earned" it. I started actually looking at calories now, and using myfitnesspal to track my calories better
-I put on a few pounds after I started hitting the gym. Told myself it was because I was building muscle. Or maybe it was because I was still eating my rewards!
-too many late night snacks. Had to fess up that I should reconfigure my "weak" points of the day
-beer and alcohol has a lot of calories. So does apple juice or orange juice.
-I do believe that preventative measures is better in the long run to avoid potential medical issues. I also like to spout off that getting in shape and eating healthy allows me to set a better example for my kids, and also allows me to keep up with their activities. But there is also another driving force that makes me push harder these days: VANITY. I posted a Before photo on my weight loss site, and I was prickly with embarrassment to admit that it was my wedding photo, ten years ago.
-I'm close to being nearly where I want to be. I spent the last 7 years either being pregnant, or mom to a newborn, or recovering from postpartum thyroiditis after each of my three kids. Im tired of being stagnant.
-even though my 18 month old is on track to be a big boy, and he eats everything in sight, my habit of whipping up a 3 egg omelet with cheese, potatoes, and sausages every morning so we could "share", was another form of overeating.
-I hope I don't fall off my current wagon...it's so easy to do. I keep thinking, if I just get into a routine, I've got this! Routine routine routine, like when I used to have a daily soda, or a daily scoop of ice cream. I've replaced those routines.
-I broke my sweet tooth with my first cleanse. Not sure how I feel about cleanses (do i really have that many toxins to get rid of), but the truth was, I wanted to dump a few pounds quickly, I wanted some results. I did lose 3.5 lbs, and I did break my sweet tooth (I tried the 3 day Shakeology cleanse, and use Shakeology as my method of meal replacement and sweet tooth cutter). In fact, I know I make a gigantic shake with a ton of blended ice because I value the VOLUME of what I eat. It's great if it's healthy, but I need to feel full.
-if weight is just a number, why do I care so much? Mentally, I know that muscle and fat sit differently on the body, and clothes will of course fit differently. Just hard to wrap my head around scale numbers.
I'm sure I have more confessionals....these are just the ones off the top of my head! Thanks for letting me get it off my chest!
I'm a volume eater too! I just can't get by without a lot of food. I eat a lot and I drink a lot (liquids not alchohol;) )
I cheat sometimes on purpose!
I really have found that I hate the taste of the old things I used to love. Really this is wonderful. My confession is that sometimes when I take a taste of something I used to love and find that I hate the taste of it now I feel sad!