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Two Steps Back

When fighting in the weight loss war. Sometimes you’re going to lose a battle or two. It may feel like you’re taking two steps back in your journey; but it’s not what you do when take those steps back. It’s what you do to move forward.

Here’s my story:

It all started when I went to the grocery store for my girlfriend about a week ago. I was there to pick up a couple ears of corn for a going away party that we were attending. In addition to picking up corn I bought some warm delicious cookies from the store’s bakery. On my way home I devoured those cookies like nobody’s business and hid the container under the passenger seat of my car. I figured that I will throw it away in the dumpster before I get to my apartment.

Fast forward a week and a half later my girlfriend and I are taking a day trip to Boston and we decided to take my car. We are not in the car for no more than two minutes and my girlfriend found the container the cookies were in. She asks me, “How many cookies I had?” I responded, “What do you mean?” “Cookies! Cookies! How many did you eat?” She responded and put the container in my face. I look at the container and my heart dropped. She looked at me and said, “So you eating snacks on the sneak tip? I thought you wanted to lose weight?” I responded, “I do want to lose weight!” While shaking her head she says, “Well your actions don’t say that you want to lose weight! You know you’re better than this!” I felt so ashamed of myself, because I knew I was better than that. The only person that I was cheating was myself. I’ve been doing so well with working out and running; I knew when I ate those cookies I messed up and I tried to hide it from myself, but just like anything you try to hide it always come to light. My mom always says, “When you try to hide the truth, one way or another it’s going to bite you in the A**.” This time it did!

So what now? Do I sulk and feel bad about cheating myself or do I accept the fact that I’m far from perfect, move on and try my best the next day? Well I’m not cut for the whole sulking, “woe is me” act, and this is probably not my last time that I will cheat on my diet, so I’m going to accept my faults and move on.

To all the readers, you‘ve heard my story so what’s yours? How do you cope when you have set backs in your journey?

Until next time I’m 300 Pounds and Running!

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About Martinus Evans

Martinus Evans, MS is the blogger behind 300 Pounds and Running. He is on a journey to eating right, losing weight, running marathons, and crushing goals. Follow him as he Chase Values and #CrushGoals.
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