Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cheating On My Pal.

Last time I weighed in I failed epically! Ugh. It was all my fault (no kidding, Mr. Obvious).

Here's why:
~I decided to make chocolate chip cookies and instead of eating 1 small spoonful of dough I ate 5 or 6 spoonfuls
~My husband had a bad day at work, so to help him drown his sorrows I went to the gas station after the boys were in bed and bought us each a bottle of pop - duh!

~I started Jillian's 30 Day Shred, which means I started building muscle (weight?), therefore I didn't lose any weight
~I didn't use the My Fitness Pal app I downloaded to my phone a few weeks ago

So here's what I discovered about myself where My Fitness Pal is concerned -- I'm a cheater.  I cheat!  I have never cheated on a test before but I cheat on this almost daily.  I don't put in every single thing I ingest (fountain pop from lunch out, chips and salsa at a restaurant, etc) and if I am having a bad eating day I don't input anything into my food log.  I figure if I don't see it it's not that bad.  WRONG. SO wrong!  So who am I cheating by not keeping good track and facing my demons?? ME!!!  I am cheating me.  It's so disgusting and embarrassing.  I honestly thought if I set it up so other's could see my daily food log I'd be held somewhat accountable.  Instead I just cheat. 

Well, no more. This last time I weighed in I gained back 2.8lbs. Yikes!  I can't keep doing this. I am determined to do better, determined to lose this weight, determined to look better, feel better, BE better.  I AM DETERMINED!!!  So even though I was super frustrated when I stepped on the scale I put on my shoes and did the 30 Day Shred.  I will do it today, I will do it again tomorrow.  I will do it the day after.  The only way I am going to beat this demon is to keep trying, keep pushing myself, keep going.  And to not eat shovelfulls of cookie dough anymore. 

Erin // Fellow Fit Camper 
You can find more of Erin's ramblings at her personal blog Homemade Happenings.


  1. Hey Erin, thanks for your contribution! I hope your cheating days are behind you! If I've learned anything - every calorie does count and it is so important to accurately track. Great job on the 30DS! Stick with it - amazing results ahead! ~ Jen J.

  2. Oh girl, you have GOT to log everything in that sucker! My biggest downfall is not logging in and tracking... that leads to bad decisions for the day, which lead to bad decisions for a couple of days, which can make me fall right off the damn wagon! It's a pain and no one likes tracking when they've eaten more than they should... but it will help hold you accountable and on track! We're all in the same boat, trust me! Loved this post!

  3. OOH THIS IS...err,, WAS, me. I was such a MFP cheater. I just started to add "friends" now and hoping to shame me into following the rules LOL. Great post!

  4. I actually added a couple of people I know and interact with throughout the week that way they KNOW if I'm cheating. Ultimate accountability. It sucks, but it works.


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