Weight Loss Support - Leave Your Excuses Here

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11-30-2010, 07:07 PM
You know the ones: I had a busy week, my mom is sick, my dog died, my husband got laid off, there was no food in the house, there was too much food in the house, the hamster pooped on the rug, my kids are nuts, I started school, I started a new job, school ended, I lost my job...

These are all part of daily life, not an excuse or reason to put your health on the back burner. So the next time you feel yourself wanting to make an excuse or give a reason for something, come and dump it here and get back on track!

I'll start:

My sister is in labor so I have to drink wine and eat out of excitement and nervousness!

Work was slow so I ate more. Work is now busy so I'm too busy to prepare my lunches properly.

Now your turn!

11-30-2010, 08:13 PM
I need to go shopping.
I am working out more so therefore I need to eat more

11-30-2010, 08:39 PM
I woke up late, so I don't have time to prepare breakfast or lunch for later.

It's too cold and rainy, so I can't possibly work out tonight.

11-30-2010, 08:52 PM
My sister just had a baby so I can't go for my evening walk! (um, yeah, she just had the baby, not me. And I'm not with her so I can go for my walk.)

11-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Two nights ago, I was up at 3:30 a.m. and that was that, so sleep deprived. Then, last night, one of my kid woke me up at 3:30 a.m.! Ugh! So, I'm beyond sleep deprived. This usually makes it super hard to stay on track.

11-30-2010, 09:13 PM
I'm tired from working all day! I walked around alot today so I don't need to exercise. I'll just do it tomorrow.

Plus, it's the last day of Nov.....gotta celebrate.

11-30-2010, 09:46 PM
I lost my job. I'm in school. My bank account is empty, my card was declined when trying to pay for my car insurance. AND it's finals week.

11-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Whining mode ON! My husband smashed and totaled my motorcycle, so why do I need to work out anymore to look good on it...He fractured his skull and now I have to repeat things all the time because he forgets and that is frustrating and depresses me, I just want to stay in bed and not work out....we have to pull $5000 from our 401K to pay for medical bills and that is scary to think of our future...I have been stuck at around 150's for forever because I'm not trying hard enough because I'm weak - willed...It was so slow at work, I got bored and ate junk...it was so busy at work, I didn't have time to eat good food and ate junk...Good god, this WILL work, because I sound so damn weak I'm disgusting myself :rofl:

(the really good news is that I have not listened to my whiny self and worked out 28 of the 30 days of November!)

11-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Oh geez, after some of the things posted I feel really bad this is all I have to complain about... but... I'm on my period and I WANT CHOCOLATE in mass quantities.

11-30-2010, 11:26 PM
Since March my dh has been battling afib problems with his heart. Multiple trips to the ER, days in the ICU, dozens of Drs. visits, tweaks in meds, ekgs, Nuclear ekgs, sleep studies. Next week we go to Denver to see a specialist in nerve ablation surgery for his heart.

And he is a ****ty, not proactive, whiny patient. I had to pick up the slack with a lot of work around the farm, plus my 45hr/week job, plus the stress of his royal drama king. Bleh. For the last week our vet tech at work has been on vacation, and with the holidays, it was crazy at work, and I'm exhausted.

Good thing, I went back to WW tonight and got all the new info, excited. Plus I've been working out again for several weeks and feeling better.

12-01-2010, 07:23 AM
I have stayed really well on plan and things are going pretty smoothly these days -- and THAT'S what scares me! It's like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, CAN I keep this momentum going if ANY of the crap you all are going through happens?? It's just a matter of time before life happens, and it scares me!

Thanks for the thread, I really need to contemplate this!

Pint Sized Terror
12-01-2010, 08:47 AM
I'm stressed and tired. Tired especially means I want to eat eat eat. The kids aren't sleeping through the night and get into bed with me, then kick and shove me. The dogs are getting on my nerves. I was at 151, but had a bad day yesterday so a large part of me says go ahead... you've messed up, eat more!!!

12-01-2010, 09:08 AM
I've been flawlessly good for 3 days...surely I can have cake

12-01-2010, 09:13 AM
There are no more Honeycrisp Apples.

So, I guess a bowl of roasted, salted almonds will have to do. About the volume of a large apple.

12-01-2010, 09:50 AM
*laffin'. BillBE, get a second 'fridge..Honeycrisps store well!

My excuse: It's the weather, stoopid.

Or: It's the stoopid weather.

Hugs to all of you who have *real issues. One day at a time.

12-01-2010, 10:06 AM
I am living in chaos from moving, and therefore can't be expected to actually *gasp* cook real food, so take out and pre-made crap it is!

I am so stressed lately, and eating junk calms me down.

I am so busy from packing, moving, trying to unpack, and deal with life issues, that I just have no time to eat properly, and exercise is definitely out of the question!

12-01-2010, 12:07 PM
...but I'm hungry and NEED to eat. - this is not true, I just ate... but what that other person has looks better than what I chose to eat.

12-01-2010, 12:36 PM
-I got to bed late and the kids woke me up early so I have no energy to do anything.
-I'm depressed so I need to eat away my sorrows.
-It's raining so I can't go out for a walk.
-I *need* junk food.

12-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Work is hard. It's that time of year, I'll get back on top of things in January. I know I don't lose weight when I eat sugar or refined carbs, but everyone keeps baking things for me! When else am I going to get X, Y, and Z?

12-01-2010, 02:56 PM
I had nothing to pack for lunch so I have to eat pretzels and candy for lunch and I'm too busy to go get something healthy --> booted that one to the curb when I sent my assistant out to get me a healthy lunch.

12-01-2010, 03:33 PM

is it MY fault the grocery store still sells Budweiser, cheese and chips?

12-01-2010, 05:20 PM
I'm going to the gym to run later, I can burn off the extra I eat now.
I *have* to stop to get nachos on the way home otherwise what will I eat?

12-01-2010, 05:21 PM
I had a light lunch so I can eat a lot of cheese and crackers at my after work party and it will be too complicated to track all the snicky-snacking I did today so I'll just give up for today and start fresh tomorrow.

12-01-2010, 11:29 PM
I baked cookies for the kids so I might as well enjoy it with them.

I already messed up today so I might as well wait until tomorrow to start again.

12-02-2010, 08:48 AM
I've had a rough day today so I "deserve" to eat whatever I want in whatever amount I want. Yeah, right....:(

12-02-2010, 08:51 AM
I've only lost 1 pound in 10 days so clearly this isn't working, and my body is incapable of losing weight so I should just stop counting calories.

12-02-2010, 04:40 PM
1) I am stressed I deserve to "treat" myself

2) well look at how much you lost, you still have plenty of time to lose more
what's the rush with constant dieting?

3) Its only 100 or 200 calories I will try to work it in my plan

4) I need sleep, the research says you produce more gherelin when you are tired, *turns off alarm and goes back to sleep instead of going to the gym*

12-02-2010, 04:59 PM
You guys are making me laugh!!

- My car is totaled and I have to go buy a "new" one. The stress of this whole thing is too much... so OBVIOUSLY I need to eat cheetos and have a drink everyday and make nachos for dinner (they had veggies on them... so they were healthy, right?)

- I have a toddler

- I have a cold and it is making me tired

- I don't have time to buy produce

- I don't have time to cook

- My house is too messy

- It is too cold out

- It is too rainy out

- The days are getting shorter

- I will be good when New Year's is over

- JUST *one* more *bad* day won't hurt

12-02-2010, 05:06 PM
I can always start next month
Since I can't exercise for an hour Im not going to do it at all
can't find my sweat pants, guess I can't work out
Those cookies might not be here tomorrow