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Bad week, struggling with my diet; Admitting failures and moving forward.

Sunday, November 25, 2007 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

November
25
2007

Man, I’m really having trouble being strict with my diet lately! Last night I had a cheat meal, which I really shouldn’t have done after Thursday’s Thanksgiving feast. I also didn’t eat too clean a few times earlier in the week. I’m not sure what’s going on with me. I keep thinking that the whole ordeal with the new house is throwing me off – and maybe that’s true – but it’s still NOT a good excuse. I’ll be so glad when this move is behind us and things can return to normal. That said, I’m not waiting until then to straighten up. I was doing really well, but this past week I started slipping once again. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and could not fall back asleep because I was so disappointed with myself. I can really feel and see the difference when I’m not eating right, and I don’t like it one bit.

This web site chronicles my ongoing health and fitness journey, and I’ve always shared my ups and downs without holding anything back. This has been a difficult time for me because lately I can’t seem to muster that “famous” John Stone willpower. It’s frustrating. I hope that by talking about my shortcomings and being open and honest about my own struggles two things will be accomplished:

1) I want people who are also struggling to see that we all go through these things, but burying your head in the sand will not solve anything. You’ve got to admit the problem and face it. If you are not successful, then try again.
2) As long as I choose to publicly account for my failures, I will want to improve and do better.

#2 in the list is a bit of a slippery slope. First and foremost you have to want it for yourself: without that, you will fail. Sometimes a little public accountability can help, though, and that’s where the forum comes in. I encourage those of you who are thinking “Ah, I’ll just wait for the new year to get started” to reconsider. Waiting for the new year is a cop-out. Think of how much you could accomplish over the next month if you start now! Create a free account on the forum, start your own journal and/or join December’s “100 Challenge” (details below).

I feel better having come clean, and I’m not going to let last week throw me. I screwed up (again), I admitted it and now I’m going to do something about it.

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