One of the FB groups (hello 30+ girls) I belong to has started with a word of the week – I believe this week’s one is consistency but as much as I tried using that in my life a different word kept popping into my brain so that has become my word of the week and more than likely the whole round. That word is honesty.
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It’s honesty with others but more than that it’s about being honest to myself; about being true to what I say, and this especially pertains to 12wbt and my food. My problem, which I am sure many others have, is that I start the day or the week full of enthusiasm and promises but gradually, bit by bit, I have a little something here and a little more over there and I suddenly realise I have gone right away from my plan. Now these deviations are never huge; I mean I don’t go out and buy a donut or cake; they are more the little things like an extra cruskitt or a bit more cereal than I should have or maybe a slice of cheese. Nothing huge, but all added up, it is slowing down my weight loss but more importantly it is messing with my mind.
The really frustrating thing is I know I can do it; of course it doesn’t help that I am on nights all week and not sleeping very well, but they are really all just excuses – good ones 😀 but still excuses.
So what am I going to do about it you ask? I’m not sure. I start most days tracking on My Fitness Pal and then stop, probably because I don’t want to see the calories climb in number. I guess the only thing to do is just stop what I am doing and eat properly. Count those calories. Track properly and be honest.

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I think I will go back to putting photos of my food on Instagram and Facebook (sorry people) – it keeps me much more honest and it also helps me make my food look nicer and as we eat with our eyes, that is always a help.

Time to JFDI!

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