You are surfing posts written on April 9th, 2013

9 Apr 2013
Categorized As: CarbKiller, Food Porn

I have one week left in my 28 day Dietbet and I’ve reached the point where the novelty of eating clean has worn off a bit. I need to lose two more pounds in the next 7 days, which is reasonable but I’m sitting on a pretty big plateau I’ve been fighting off and on for awhile. It probably doesn’t help that I keep ending up in challenging situations.

I’ve been to two birthday parties in the last week. Eating out was challenging enough but I managed it. The worst part was saying no to dessert. I survived brunch at the Cheesecake Factory, barely. And what was I thinking going to the grocery store the day after Easter candy got marked down? I almost started fantasizing about Cadbury Mini Eggs. Damn hormones.

Don’t get me wrong I know this isn’t sustainable. I don’t even really need it to be, I am capable of making good food choices and not indulging too much but I’ve reached the Dietbet homestretch for my first bet and I’ve got at $25 buy-in into a $63,000 pot riding on this. I’m not losing this bet.

Apparently HZ and I share a brain though because I decided to surf healthy desserts on Pinterest too. Is this a great solution to my dessert problem or what. I LOVE fruit. I’m sure you can all guess what I’ll be bringing to potlucks this summer.

9 Apr 2013
Categorized As: fitness, Hogzilla, Motivational

I’ve ‘started over’ a lot in my adult fitness battle. I don’t apologize for it, because I’m human. Things happen. We go through trials and tribulations that are real…or at least, real to us, and we sometimes pick the wrong way to deal with those issues. Sometimes, I’ve just stopped working out or stopped eating right because I stopped seeing progress…so Fuck It! Sometimes I stopped because we had 4 days of bad weather and it was a good excuse in my head.

But this is my mantra for starting over:

c908a3f16af40a19ca56d574164b2a32Every time I begin again, I’m smarter about it. And every step forward is a step toward success. And beating myself up or listening to assholes who would rather try to break me down for being the fat girl who always fails, I smile and remember this:

The ones who say you can't and you won't are probably the ones scared that you will

and this:

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and most importantly. This:

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If you need to dwell on ‘haters’ and others opinions then you’re missing out on a real opportunity to feel better from the inside out. This has taken me a while to learn, but it is amazing how healthy I feel. And eating clean and exercising daily is just adding to that.

So carry on, bitches. And remember, everyone has an asshole, but that doesn’t mean everyone has to be one. Failure is just another step toward success. Don’t listen to the assholes. Don’t listen to that little niggle of doubt in your mind. Just get up…and try again. Rome wasn’t built in a day. And your Brick House won’t be either.