Losing Weight: No Excuses!

Remember the DietBet, I told you about?

It's been 5 days since the weigh in at Tony Luke's and I've been really inspired by some of the other blogger's posts about how challenging it can be to lose weight. Just like SingleCityMom and MommaBrown I've been thinking a lot about weight loss. It is not easy. No matter how awesome life is, there are always things that come along that are perfect excuses not to stay on a diet.

Like now... It's literally freezing outside and our furnace broke, which means we have no heat or hot water. The pipes were partially frozen this morning. And, replacing the furnace is a huge unexpected expense. Plus, I have a cold that won't go away, which isn't making things any easier. Those are good excuses for comfort food, right?

Times like this make it tough to stick to a diet. You have moments where you say to yourself 'I'm stressed and I deserve this insert name of favorite junk food here.' People always use stress or emotions as an excuse to eat high calorie comfort food. But, I'm focusing on the big picture.

In the grand scheme of things, a broken furnace is merely a minor inconvenience. I have amazing friends and family who have come to the rescue with electric heaters, meals and hot showers. And, I made a commitment to the DietBet. I challenged myself to lose 4% of my weight in 4 weeks. A lot of people know about this commitment and I don't want to make excuses for failing, whether it be stress, sickness, or anything else.

It's easy to get stressed and throw the diet out the window. But, it's not going to happen. This is it! 


Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, but I hope to win a portion of our DietBet pot which DietBet contributed money to.