Welcome to another Saturday Swapit, an idea to share success stories and perhaps those not quite successful as well as thoughts and ideas on the subject of food and diets. Hopefully this will provide support to others whose original enthusiasm has begun to wane or things are starting to stall. There again, it can simply be used to have a good moan about why things aren’t going as well as they should be.
To join in, write a post about your experiences and pingback to this one, then leave a link in the comments, or if you prefer, just leave a comment below.
Thanks again to those who added theirs last week.
I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.
Anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or their GP. This is not a diet programme.
This week has been up and down and so has my weight. In fact, it’s varied by five pounds, which in some cases may be seen as a disaster.
I hold my hand up and admit to attacks of the munchies, cakes, biscuits and a few too many liquorice cream rock sweeties.
Throw into the works reduced exercise because of my feet, and naturally the pounds appeared.
This is no doubt a familiar story to anyone who has been on diet. It’s one of the major stumbling blocks for making us want to quit having rediscovered all things yummy that are not lettuce shaped or taste like cardboard.
We are all human, and allowed a little bit of self therapy and indulgence sometimes.
Getting back into the swing of things may be difficult for the first couple of days, but that passes and soon you’ll be back on course.
My weigh in days are now Mondays, so I have the weekend to avoid biscuits, lock the sweets in a drawer, and give it my best shot. All being well, I’ll still be in target so I’m not going to beat myself up about it, as that’s another problem……… guilt.
Subject for next week maybe?
Why make more stress with guilt? Stuff happens, and that’s life. If there were no good bits, no moments of subline joy in taste and touch and feel, what value is the everyday in life?
We don’t live forever, and we may try for healthy, but there has to be the good bits. Dogs, husbands, bikkies. Probably in that order, although I forgot the icecream – maybe I should put that just ever so slightly ahead of hubby?
Like your way of thinking Cage. Guilt always raised its ugly head before, but a lot of it was thanks to other people’s comments, not what I actually ate. Now I forgive myself and enjoy the moment/doughnut/chocolate/cheesecake etc.
I hate the feeling guilty! I really hate it! 😀
It’s a toughie, but we have to be kind to ourselves.
I bought myself a “splurge” treat to have and have been very good about only having one helping once a week. I do allow myself one treat a week because life is about living. Plus my splurge is usually fairly low calorie (160 calories extra a week is only a drop in the bucket so no guilt)! If you must know I usually buy chocolate animal crackers or baked cheese curls….
My weaknesses are sweet stuff and cheesecake.
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Here’s my contribution: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.wordpress.com/2022/04/09/saturday-swap-it-4-9-2022-successes-and-balances/
Hilarious funnies by the way! 😄 I hope you do a post on the ‘guilt factor’ next week. I’ve gots loads to ‘say’ about that! Great topic. I’m sorry that you are feeling poorly, in light of all the turmoil lately, I’m behind on my reading again! I’ll be poking around to see what happened to your feet, I hope it’s nothing too painful, but it rather sounds as if it is. Take care!
Feet are improving thanks. Got a busy day today (Sunday) and so far we still have internet.