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 I fully earned my one pound weight gain this week…. In fact I was very active in self sabotage for the entire week… I actually went to the store three seperate days and bought 3 Musketeer Bars… I have no regrets about this small gain because the lessons I learned were worth the work it will take to get that pound back off…

This is not what I wore to my WW meeting,but It’s The Trend of the Month Link up , so head on over and check out all the ladies in their Maxi’s!  I thrifted this maxi today (Tuesday) from Goodwill for $6.99!  Also Linking up to What I wore Wednesday and Random Wednesday.


When I first began this weight loss journey, I was allowing myself room for a treat like the Weight Watcher Dark Chocolate Raspberry ice cream bar.  After I began the strength training I gave up allowing myself any treats… In fact to be honest I probably began undereating, causing this plateau… So once I had one candy bar, I wanted another one each day… I am proud that I only ate a thin sliver of the cheesecake I made my husband for Father’s Day….


So, here is the realization I had from this weeks, sugar attack.I ‘ve been on a DIET… That is not how I will ever succeed or maintain weight loss… Remember, I haven’t had huge problems with maintaining weight and in fact did WW after the birth of my youngest child and maintained it for over 6 years… I know what it takes to do so in a healthy way… I just have to do what I did back then… No more total deprivation!  It  will not work for long term success!  


Dear Readers, My stress this week was silly… I skipped a menstrual cycle for the first time in this aging process and it hit me like a ton of bricks… My body reacted by craving sugar…. that happens with stress!   I might have just allowed myself one candy bar if I hadn’t been depriving myself to maybe 3 times in the past 6 months…   So , lesson learned, no more Dieting…. It has to be a lifestyle change of keeping everything in balance... I say all the time that ” balance in all things works, going too far in one direction is what causes chaos..   ”  It’s one of the things I really want my children to grasp from me… 


Iam grateful for the lessons my father taught me to not beat myself up and to love myself and learn from mistakes.

I am grateful that I have self awareness and knowing  what motivates my actions

I am grateful to my oldest for unloading and reloading the dishwasher while I was out grocery shopping.

I am grateful to my niece for taking today’s photos…


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