Slashing Your Tires – Weekly Weigh In

I told you all that I was on spring break last week.  I weighed on Tuesday morning and this is what I saw:

My Fitness Pal Weekly Weigh In

I was pleased.  I was happy to see the exact number I saw two weeks ago.  I felt accomplished.  I was happy.  I felt like it was possible to lose weight on vacation.  I was feelin’ good.

Then…I was handed a cupcake.  I didn’t even really think about what I was do and before I knew it, the cupcake was in my mouth.  It-was-so-good!  It was a homemade cupcake that a little girl’s grandmother had made and I really enjoyed it.  Everything about it.  The frosting was good, the cake was good, there was a perfect amount of frosting to cake ratio.  I ate it and it was good…

So, my “car” was rollin’ down the road.  I was doing good.  I had maintained weight while away a week on vacation.  I had limited sugar.  I was rollin’ down the road and then all of a sudden, I got a flat tire.  I chose to eat the cupcake.  That choice gave me a flat tire (not a spare tire…that is around my middle!).

What would most “normal” people do when they got a flat tire?  Change it and keep rollin’ down the road on a spare until they could replace it.  What would most “normal” people do after eating a cupcake when trying not to eat sweets?  They would get right back on track and keep going.

Well…no one ever said I am normal.  In fact, I am not normal.  I am a sugar addict.  So, when the choice was made to eat the cupcake, instead of “changing the tire and moving on,” I got out of the car and proceeded to slash the rest of my tires.

WHAT?!?!?!?!?  Who does that?  Well, apparently I do.  That one cupcake led me to eat several Dove Dark Chocolates and anything else sweet I could find.  I felt like a crack addict.  One little taste of crack and I couldn’t get it fast enough.

That feeling has not really subsided.  I am not sure what is happening but I know it is a choice and I just need to make a better one.

My mom’s birthday is tomorrow and I will eat cake with her.  Then, as soon as I wake up Saturday morning, I am done with the tire slashing binge.  I will go back to saying No to sugar.  It is my weakness and I cannot have it.  It is a choice.  I will choose better.  I know better and I will do better.

No more slashing the other three tires when one goes flat.

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.