Indulgence Is a Four Letter Word

20 Jun

Don’t Indulge Impulses

As with any diet, you have many chances to say “I’ll take just one bite”, to say “let me just taste it”, or say “one time won’t hurt anything.”

I am here as the voice of reason as a currently recovering food addict, JUST SAY NO!

I know there is tons of advice out there that tells you moderation not deprivation is the key, and I can honestly say I agree with this.  However, we are not talking about normal circumstances when you are discussing food moderation and a severely obese person.  This is an addiction.  Until you break the hold it has on you, I think it is best to avoid indulgences. Until you are well established in your healthy life style, can you honestly always stop and not lose major progress.

Think of it this way.  A crack addict can’t say I am going to quit smoking crack, but I will just indulge in it once a week.  How is it much different with food?  Over indulging in food is what has me at over 300 pounds.  That is MORBIDLY obese.  Emphasis on the morbid.  This means it will kill me.  Maybe not as quickly as a crack pipe, but food will kill me before my time.

This time around I meant what I said.  I am committed and I am giving this all I have.  Quite frankly because it is all I have left to give.  I can’t in good conscience talk the talk but not walk the walk.  I have professed “this is it” so many times, I am like the girl who cried “I will lose the weight this time”…or something like that.  I have to do this now.  There is not a next time.

So why would I want to hinder my progress or risk falling into past trapping by picking up the crack pipe…er spoon?  I don’t want to and I won’t.  I have done a great of job just saying no to anything not approved by my diet and I feel like I can commit to myself that I won’t break my resolve before the end of this 12 week period.

That means not indulging in impulses.  Because that is exactly what giving into cravings for junk are, impulses.  Given the time to be rational and think about it, nothing is worth losing the ground I have gained or gaining the pounds I have lost.  NOTHING

So not worth it.

Thank you all for your continued support and for reading my blog!  It has been overwhelming and encouraging to witness the response I have had from you all.

Please comment below and let me know you thoughts and struggles.

9 Responses to “Indulgence Is a Four Letter Word”

  1. Casey D June 20, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    I love this post. And those Mcdonalds fries may be tempting to you at this point, but by the end of this journey I have a feeling they will look absolutely disgusting to you. That’s just speaking from experience. Once you realize how much better these fresh, whole foods make you feel, that fake processed crap is totally unapealing. But,just like drug addiction there is a detox process.

    • chirpybleu June 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      Honestly McDonalds already sounds gross to me, but pasta however…calls my name like a siren in the night. lol I just don’t answer.

      Thanks for the comment and I am overall feeling like a million bucks lately. More energy, better mood, better skin, etc. I am seeing the benefits and me likey!

  2. totallynotbigboned June 20, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Love this, Jen!!! I am honored to be on this awesome adventure with u!!, I too am a MO girl and met my first milestone of being out of the 3″s!!!!,

  3. Mandy June 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    this reminds me of the saying…nothing tastes as good as feeling thin!

  4. aariusyaites June 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Great resolve!! I tip my hat off to you madam!! Just keep going one day at a time very excited to be a witness on your journey! Let me know of anyway I or my wife can help keep you accountable and we definitely welcome your accountability on our fitness journey as Beachbody Coaches as well!

    • chirpybleu June 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

      Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words. You have no idea how empowering it is hear from strangers supporting me journey. I greatly appreciate your offer and support!

      • aariusyaites June 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

        What meal replacement are you incorporating on your journey?

      • chirpybleu June 26, 2012 at 6:24 am #

        I am using Nutrimed shakes, soups and bars. I will sometimes substitute Healthwise protein chips for the bar. They have really been amazing. Beyond week one I have not had real hunger on this plan and feel very satisfied with my veggies and supplements. I eat/drink every 2.5 to 3 hours and take a multivitamin. I am also averaging about 80 to 100ounces of water daily.

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