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Be truthful

Friday, May 17, 2019

Along with all the other junk in my head that I've been uncovering I'm realizing that I'm not as truthful as I think I am. I don't generally lie to people, (in fact I'm too forward -- just blurting out the truth as I see it sometimes, which has caused me multiple problems) but I'm lying to myself:

"Just one more cookie won't hurt"
"I don't need to exercise today I did a lot yesterday"
"Pizza is OK for supper, I don't eat much"

These 'little' lies have paved a path to 100 pounds of excess fat that my body doesn't need.

This morning I had a muffin for breakfast - one from the grocery store - they're massive and I really didn't need (or want) the whole thing - it probably has 350 calories in it, maybe more. A sprinkling of blueberries does not equate to a serving of fruit so the whole thing is just fat and white carbs - nothing redeeming about it.

But (here comes the excuses) I justified it by telling myself it was quick and easy to grab and eat; my knees are hurting and i don't want to stand at the counter to make eggs; and the muffins need to be eaten up before they go stale; if I don't put butter on it it won't be so bad.

There were probably more excuses but that about sums it up. I ate the whole muffin and figured I could limit my carbs for the rest of the day to make up for it.

Now it's three hours later and I'm basically 'starving' again - the white carbs have spiked my glucose and dropped off again and I'm no further ahead than I was three hours ago. I have a headache and I'm not feeling all that great - and I know I should have made a better choice for breakfast.

And even after realizing all that I'm still thinking I won't 'bother' exercising today because I did a lot yesterday and my knees do hurt.

The truth is that eating a high-fat, high-carb breakfast was not a good choice.
The truth is that I need to exercise today - in some way - even if my knees hurt (I can find an alternative).
The truth is I make these excuses WAY too often and it's not helping me.

I need to live in integrity, especially about food and exercise. It's time to stop the excuses and be truthful. I *deserve* to be truthful to myself, to acknowledge the damage my poor eating choices have made (and are making) on my body and to live in such a way that I help my body heal.

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  • no profile photo CD14651201
    279 days ago
    Being aware is half the battle...

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    279 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon You are figuring it out! This is an important step to conquering! emoticon

    Peace and Care
    279 days ago

    The less than healthy habits are so very hard to over-come..

    Do NOT give up...

    Be sure to give yourself "GRAND ACCOLADES"

    whenever you make those healthier choices...
    Recognizing and rewarding with praise your better choices
    is so very much MORE important than berating yourself
    for a less than wonderful choice.

    280 days ago
    You can do this. Start with now, make the next healthy choice.
    There are a lot of sitting youtube videos that won't hurt your knee
    280 days ago
    I hate that too in myself, the rationalization. The hard part is making a Strategy that works. Logging all food pushes my excuses to the curb. I cannot out exercise poor diet choices. Also, following the SparksMenu seems to eliminated the oversell of the real world bad choices.

    280 days ago
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