30-Somethings - Ladies we need to stop beating ourselves up!

LTs girl
02-14-2011, 04:56 PM
I am reading a lot of posts lately about messing up and feeling bad about it! (guilty of it myself) I am tired of focusing on the negatives. So I am starting a new thread:

What great thing did you do today to help your weightloss journey/healthier you?

Today I exercised when I didn't want to. I also am marinating chicken for dinner tonight instead of ordering the traditional Monday night pizza. (Monday is discount day....cheap and easy, but not tonight!!)

Let's start focusing on the positive changes we are making and not beat ourselves up when we slip a little. Nobody is perfect!

02-14-2011, 05:11 PM
Good post! I, too, read a lot of stories about women who feel horribly for "messing up". We are all human and life happens. Things happen. Things come up. Things get in the way. It is what it is.

What did I do today to help my weightloss journey/healthier me? I am eating a pack of Kashi Go Lean oatmeal instead of one of the brownie pops I made for work today. They are around the same calories, but the oatmeal is so much healthier and much more filling. :)

02-14-2011, 05:11 PM
my office is covered in chocolates and cupcakes today and I have not had even one!!! Although I took a few to save for later lol

02-14-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm with ya'!

I walked at lunch even though I didn't feel like it and I tracked both pieces of gum I ate on my calorie counter. I'm planning a delicious tuna fish sandwich for dinner right after I donate blood after work.

02-14-2011, 05:16 PM
Yes! I love this!

02-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Great idea. I am all for positive vibes. Today I could have stopped at Wendy's for a Frosty since I was craving one. Instead, I came back to work and had my fat free pudding cup instead. Now I don't really miss it. :)

02-14-2011, 05:40 PM
I won three pieces of candy at a little game that was held at work today. A co-worker said "look, one for each kid". The candy it going home to the kids who will love it!

02-14-2011, 05:52 PM
I did not go near a huge bowl of candy filled with Hershey kisses, miniatures, snack size m&m's, peanut butter cups, etc.

02-14-2011, 06:20 PM
I took a nap!:D

AZ Sunrises
02-14-2011, 08:19 PM
I didn't buy the chicken quesadilla that I wanted. Instead, I picked up my nuts, cheese, meat, etc. The flour would make me itchy again, and I know it. That doesn't mean I don't *want* it.

02-14-2011, 08:33 PM
I cleaned out and re-organized my gym clothes drawer (which last year I re-prioritized to be the top drawer in my dresser).
I gleefully put the pants and sport bras that are now too big in the donation box and made sure all my workout clothes are clean and ready to go.
Finished the project out by washing and repacking my gym bag.

02-14-2011, 09:54 PM
This is a neat idea for a post. Thanks for putting it up, LTs girl!

As for me, today I resisted diving into the box of chocolate that I got for Valentine's Day. Instead I shoved it in the back of the fridge.

02-14-2011, 10:04 PM
One of the ways "this time" has been different, is banishing blame and punishment. I always gave up diets when I couldn't tolerate another minute of joyless deprivation and self-punishment. I found a way to make changes a way to pamper, not punish myself. It doesn't feel like "dieting" it feels like being the patron of my own luxury spa.

Today's luxuries though was courtesy of my husband, he made a lovely (and light) steak dinner for V-Day with jamaica (a deep pink-red iced tea made from simmering hibiscus flowers. Hubby loved it when he tried it in a mexican restaurant. He used to buy a sugary mix, but now buys the flowers so we can sweeten to our own taste. I use a little Splenda).

02-14-2011, 10:13 PM
Love talking about the positive! We had cookies, chocolates and a chocolate cake today at the office because V-Day and a B-day. Resisted all that, mainly cuz sweets are not my thang. BUT. We went out to a Cajun seafood restaurant at lunch for co-workers b-day and that was hard! I made it through... had salad w/dressing on side and broth based seafood gumbo (1 cup) but it was sooo hard ;) But worth it!

LTs girl
02-15-2011, 12:23 PM
Today I had my son set his own alarm clock because I went to the gym to take a spinning class. And guess what? He got up and got ready on his own. And (most importantly) I do NOT feel guilty about it! I was still home in time to take a shower and drive him to school.

02-15-2011, 01:01 PM
Great thread, LTs girl! :)

One thing I did for myself today, I slept an extra 30 mins. I have been so busy, went to bed late last night. My body needed it! I also took my vitamins today (forgot yesterday). :)

02-15-2011, 03:44 PM
After two days of ignoring my work outs. I got up off my bum and actually did something.

02-15-2011, 07:17 PM
today I threw away all of my "big" underpants... I'm not going to be that size again and I need room for cuter smaller panties. ;)
silly, but cathartic!

and I've also logged all my calories and already input my exercise class today. It's "inked in" so I have to go!

02-15-2011, 11:43 PM
I didn't go crazy today due to PMS cravings. :dizzy:

LTs girl
02-18-2011, 01:47 PM
I did not go to the store this morning to get Starbuck's and donuts. Even though I really wanted both!

02-18-2011, 05:09 PM
yay LTs! good job!

I was honest with myself about my calories yesterday :( and have not let it send me off the deep end. I'm working on my menus for this weekend so I don't repeat it.

02-18-2011, 06:49 PM
I weighed in this morning, not hitting my target weight and instead GAINING some pounds, and now I feel like binging.... :(

I'm not going to beat myself up though! I did 2 loads of laundry, ate salad and fruits, didn't binge, and I will workout later!

Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin positive, stayin positive!


LTs girl
02-21-2011, 10:37 PM
I have chicken marinating in the fridge for the next 2 days. No more eating out.

02-24-2011, 11:50 AM
What a great idea for a thread.

Its my rest day- so no exercise to report... but I did make better choices this morning on my 'cheat' meal. I ate something incredibly decadent and delicious, but not exactly what I wanted which would have put me over on calories.

It makes you feel good and empowered to know that yes, you can be on a cheat meal and not have to go completely overboard for it to 'count'.


LTs girl
02-24-2011, 12:57 PM
My spinning class was full today and they turned me away. :( Instead of going home, I ran on the treadmill. :)

LTs girl
02-26-2011, 03:06 PM
I lost 10lbs in 5 weeks. I rewarded myself by going out and buying the Biggest Loser game for the xbox kinect. :carrot:

02-26-2011, 04:36 PM
Way to go!:carrot:

One of my mini goal rewards in Zumba for Wii and I am looking forward to reaching that goal. I know it won't be long before I reach it.

LTs girl
02-26-2011, 06:09 PM
I have zumba for the kinect. you will love it. I am sweating my butt off by the end!

02-26-2011, 11:06 PM

Just wanted to butt in here - hope that's OK!! Love this idea for a thread...

This weekend I have kind of 'gone public' with my diet - I haven't NOT told people, but I haven't really mentioned it till now, and as part of my latest 'big push' I've made it clear to my friends (by refusing invitations, offering to be the designated driver, bringing my own snacks to things, etc) that this time it's serious. It's had 2 really positive effects - 1) they've all (mostly?) been really supportive, which has spurred me on, and 2) it's made me feel both really virtuous and also quite accountable. They're going to expect to see results, after all!

I feel very proud of myself, and it's really compounding my resolve. Let's just hope it's reflected on the scales!


03-08-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm starting over today!
I just joined the fitness center at my community center, back on the calorie count, back on plan!!
I gave up, and was miserable. But, I am strong.
I have lost the weight before and I will lose it again.
Today I remembered who I was, who I am, and who I deserve to be.
Today was a success.
Tomorrow's looking good too.

03-08-2011, 09:06 PM
I didn't eat the chocolate chip cookie that I was DYING to eat today! Go me!;)