Monday, September 16, 2013

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...

I don't want to do this. I can't do this. This is too hard. I have so far to go why even try. I'm not seeing changes fast enough  I'm the only one that cares. But, they lost weight faster than I am. It's too cold, wet, hot, dark, dreary, bright, to go outside for a walk  I don't have time. I'm tired. Wait, just a few more minutes on FACEBOOK. Maybe after this show. No one notices. Now I don't have any clothes that fit. I'll only have it this once. I don't feel good. My body hurts. I hate walking the dog, he's nothing but a tornado on a string. I don't want anyone to see me. I worked all day. It's my lazy day. One bite won't hurt. I'm too busy. It's too expensive. I always fail anyway. I'll do it tomorrow. It's too hard. I'm too fat. It's boring.

Did I get them all?  No, I thinks that's an impossibility. 
One of my biggest setbacks is my ability to make excuses for my bad habits and my laziness. If I can excuse my way out of making the good choice, I will almost every time if I am not paying attention. It's almost second nature. I believe that is what led me to failure in every previous attempt to lose this extra weight. And you know that hardest part? Stopping. It's become so easy to excuse away a bad choice and then just give up. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP THIS TIME!!

What am I going to do to work through this?

  • I have already started with the simple things like this blog and keeping both my internet family and those at home updated on my progress. It keeps me accountable. If I don't do what I said I was going to do, I disappoint a lot more people than myself.
  • Become a roll model. Seriously! If others are looking up to me and using me for inspiration I can't let them down. I have to keep going because this journey is not only about me but, them as well. What I do may just help someone else reach their goals or, keep moving forward when all they wanted to do is quit.  
  • Remember that the only person that is truly affected by the choices I make is me. I am the one that will be unhealthy. I will be the one sitting on the sidelines. I will be the one missing out on life. And, I don't want to be that person!
  • Just get up and do it ("it" being encompassing working out, eating right, not giving up etc.)! If I notice myself starting to make an excuse,  I am going to make an effort to change the thought process or at least ignore it.

So, what I need from you is a kick in the butt if you see me falling back into my old habits. If I haven't posted in awhile, start bugging me. If I'm starting to make more excuses and having less results, give me an ear full! I will do my part the best I can but make no guarantee that I won't have bad times and need you to kick me back into gear!

What excuses to you make for yourself? What can you do to overcome them?

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  1. A great post, Misty. I'm also tracking my on-again, off-again, on-again weight loss journey at Good luck to you! :)

    1. Thank you! I will drop by your blog and check it out this evening!