Diet Struggles…Is It Over Yet?!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Aug 19

I was hoping I wouldn’t have a post like this, but reality has sunken in:  dieting is not easy.  It is especially not easy when you go home to your family and they want to feed you.  

To start from the beginning, I’ve started seeing a dietitian.  I actually only had 2 sessions with her thus far, and since August 1, I’ve been following a very specific diet plan in order to drop a few pounds.

I think for the first week, I was really aggressive about sticking to my diet, making sure I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.  I was probably unbearable to be around, but we had plenty of healthy food stocked and I was getting in a good groove.

But then things started to take a turn…August has been a very social month.  My boyfriend passed his CFA exam so we celebrated with drinks.  I went to NYC and had to make “smart” choices at restaurants.  Then I went to my hometown for a weekend full of baby back ribs, baked beans, potato salad and bacon cheeseburgers…not to mention a little bit of pizza and wings.  And this weekend was my birthday, so…shots anyone?

I knew that this would be difficult.  But I didn’t think that eating well would start feeling like a chore, and it kind of has!  As my bf always does, he’s given me a big old bag of Skittles for my birthday.  And there it is, sitting on the table.  The old me would’ve bust that bag by now!  Now I’ve got to scrounge for fruit and yogurt and other wholesome stuff!  What a drag! lol

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I was really excited that this “diet experiment” would be winding down.  I was scheduled to meet with Danielle this Wednesday.  But guess what, my boss scheduled a meeting that conflicts, so now I have to wait a whole extra week before I weigh in and see where I stand.

I haven’t fallen off the wagon yet though.  While I feel super guilty when I eat “bad” food, I still think I’m doing a decent job.  I’m really ready for this to be over!

How do you cope with a diet?  How do you keep yourself motivated?  I’d love to hear suggestions!