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April 19, 2013

I am addicted to M&M’s.  There.  I said it.  I am completely and totally addicted to M&M’s.  These little candies were purchased as potty training treats for our 2 year old. For some reason, I thought we needed the 5 pound bag to get the job done.  Unfortunately, they have become my arch enemy.  Every time I walk past the bag, I think one or two won’t hurt.  But when you do that all day, that turns into A LOT of excess sugar and unwanted calories.

I’ll admit, dieting is not my thing.  It is sooooooo hard!  How do people stay “good” all the time?  I know it is a lifestyle and it is something I struggle with EVER.SINGLE.DAY.  I love healthy food; fruit, veggies, chicken, fish, etc.  But I also love the sugar, bread, and large quantities of cheese.  Oh yeah, and wine.

I feel lucky that I enjoy exercising.  I haven’t always enjoyed it, I had to work at it.  I had to find something that I LOVED to do it on a regular basis.  I grew up an active kid, but not really an”exerciser”.  It wasn’t until I was 25 when I got mad at work one day, went home, put on some running shoes, and took off for an 8 mile run.  I couldn’t believe how good I felt when I was done.  I was all of a sudden an addict.  A running addict.  It was the first time in my life that I found some form of exercise that was exciting to me.  Over the next year, I ran two marathons and a handful of smaller races.  I eventually got into cycling and triathlon.  Now this was completely addicting!  I completed numerous sprint and olympic distance tri’s, a couple half-IronMan‘s, and finally met the challenge of the full distance IronMan in 2009.

Although I was enjoying this new phase of my life, I still have an abysmal love for sugar.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t struggle on some level and fight the good fight.  There are times that are easier than others and times that are much harder.  I’m also an emotional eater.  That never helps when you are a stay-at-home mom!

The point I’m trying to make is, I’m just your average gal that is always working hard to stay on the healthy wagon.  I have recently come to a stand still in my weight loss and need to re-asses my motivation.  I can run every day and workout with the kids, but until I learn better self-control, the weight will never come off.  I am only 5’1″, so EVERY pound is significant.  This weekend, I will dig deep and try to re-motivate.  I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.



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