Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy October :D

Thus begins a new month.

I am beginning to see hints of the first leaves beginning to turn. Pumpkins are showing up in stores and the isles are packed with bags of candy and costumes. My Fall decorations are up and my Hallowe'en decorations will be going up, pretty soon.

Yesterday was a wash as far as food went. If anyone brings Lay's Chili and Lime chips in this house, again they die. Slowly. Painfully. A third of a bag of those suckers went down my throat. Blech! It was my choice... I am taking responsibility. No one held a gun to my head. But, the fact that they were in the house wasn't my fault. And I have made it clear to my family that there can be no more. Because I obviously can't handle their presence in my home, right now.

So, new month, new day. And I have to be careful because I am logging more higher calorie days than is helpful to me. Why am I sliding? Am I feeling complaisant? Is my run clock sounding, again? I am obviously struggling against something, deep in this head of mine. I need to figure it out. Fast and stay on track. I have no desire to derail myself. I need to refresh my mojo. Remind myself what it is I am doing, here. And what I really want to accomplish.

I wish this were all as easy as the assholes who say "Just put the sandwich down!" seem to think it is. Wouldn't that be nice? lol

With fresh purpose, go forward. 


  1. Every day is a new day to start fresh!! Every moment is really!! And I really hate it when the husband brings in those foods that I have a hard time saying no too. I am not big on chips but my biggest downfall are desserts, especially chocolate, but anything surgery is usually all it will take to get me piggin out. He always buys those Little Debbie snacks. They shouldn't even be allowed to call themselves snacks. A better description would be wax and sugar cakes. Oh yeah, and can't forget there is enough preservatives in one to pickle you.

  2. When the seasons change, I get hungry. I've been fighting it for over a week now. Could that be part of it?

  3. I tell my ex (who I currently live with) to hide any junk food he brings in, and only eat it when I am out at the gym, work, with friends, etc. He is not allowed to eat crap or leave it lying around in my presence. This is technically trying to control someone, but as long as he cares about me at all, it's not a lot to ask.

  4. oh and to Jo, I have also been craving heartier and sweeter foods with the fall feeling far less motivated because it's grey and rainy here. I do believe it has a major impact on mood and therefore cravings.

  5. With fresh purpose - go that. Find the mojo my sweet - you are worth it. LOVE the background!

  6. Happy October, IQ! I love your background :) I wish it was as easy as puttin' down the sammich...if it was, not one of us would be here blogging about weight loss. I am struggling to get my mojo back too...we WILL find our mojos :)

  7. Love your October blog design!

    I know you've heard it before, but don't beat yourself. When you fall off the bike, just pick yourself right back up and start peddling again, even if it is slow, lethargic peddling cause you'll still get to the same place, it might just take a bit longer.

    Keep moving forward and try not to look back! Looking back is what keeps us from moving forward!!


  8. Chips might have gone in your mouth, but pearls came out. Yes... A new month and new reason to be renewed and focused and energetic. You definitely have the right attitude and spirit. Because guess what? Once you make your way to goal, staying there is at least as challenging (and maybe more so). So, be kind and forgiving to yourself. And if those Lays ever show back up in your house, stomp on the SOBs! Ha! Take THAT you evil potato chips.


  9. I am so with you on this. Struggling. Then I got this comment on my post dated 9/30/10.

    Ann (-13 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

    Joy! That "struggle" feeling is so frustrating, isn't it?

    Set yourself up for success. Make it downright difficult for you to blow it. For instance, if you like to snack at night, load up the frig with carrot and celery sticks and get rid of the junk (if any is in there). Cravings can be beat!

    Mostly, though, it is about mindset. No one can move you forward except you. If your efforts stop, so does your progress, and you've worked so hard (OVER 50 lbs gone!!!) to give any of that back. Get mad. Tell the craving demons HECK NO ... you are in control. Become the leader you have been, and show your body that you mean business.

    I had a three week struggle with a plateau. Up until this time, it has ALWAYS beaten me. Then I got mad. I thought, no matter how long my body tries to hold onto that weight plateau, I'm going to outlast it. And this time, I did!!

    You may just be tired (later in the day) or bored with your routine. But, whatever is at work to undermine your goals, you need to come up with a counter attack. You can do this! You have already kicked 50+ lbs to the curb!! I've NEVER lost that much weight (I hope to do it this time though) ... I know you have the ability and the strength, you just need to tap into that again.

    Just remember, we succeed on just one good decision at a time. Make enough of those in a row, and you have forward, downward, progress!!

    This fired me up!!! I got mad and I'm PUSHING THROUGH!

    I hope this helps!!


  10. it's biological. our bodies sense winter and it's telling us to fatten up for the famine. I say burn any chips in your immediate vicinity. Good luck.

  11. Yes it would be nice if the old "just put the sandwich down" worked, wouldn't it? But that's just not how it works. What I do know is that you WILL figure out what is going on in that beautiful head of yours. You will overcome this little bump in the road.

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  13. Had to delete my post because I made a typo on your name and that is just too nasty. So here it goes again...First of all...Erika I love, love, love your Halloween Blog. Fantastic. And thanks for your warning about the Lay's Chili and Lime Chips - yeah, who can eat just one, really? I don't even want chips in the house and I always feel sick after eating them too - but thanks for the reminder and the warning. I wish it was that easy as "Push yourself away from the table." Oh yeah, that's what I'll do. It will always be a struggle of sorts. I think it will get easier and because of life in general we will have rough patches. As long as we never, never give up. I won't if you won't. (((hugs)))

  14. Hang in there. The fact that you're catching it early is great.

  15. What would I do without all of you? Thank you for your kindness, words of wisdom, guidance and support.

    *tossing roses to all*


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