Remembering The Pain
By Meggan Larson
Following up on my post from last week I decided that I wanted to make a list of the reasons I really don’t want to eat junk (because sometimes I really, really do). It can be challenging in a moment of temptation to remember all of the reasons why you want to stick to your guns. Since Halloween was last week, you may have a bunch of extra candy lying around the house making it that much harder to resist. I get it, I really do.
I decided to make my list and share it with you in hopes that it helps you write your own or just print mine off.
- The hangover. After I’ve eaten a bunch of candy, when I wake up the next morning I have a candy hangover. A headache, grumpiness, nausea, etc. It’s not a pretty sight and what I find is that most often it wasn’t even worth it.
- The scale. I like to weigh myself several times per week if not daily just to keep myself on track. The scale has not been kind to me during binge-fests so it’s something I keep in mind before I eat those mini chocolate bars.
- The bloating. If I eat too much junk, I can barely fit into my pants the next day. It’s wild to me what a difference a night can make after binging on junk.
- The racing heart. I don’t know about you but when I eat sugar my heart is affected. I can feel it speeding up and starting to race. That seems like a pretty bad thing.
- The struggle. To resist binging again. This one is a real struggle. When you’ve been good for so long and then you cave, it seems easier and easier to cave again. This is one of the main reasons I don’t think it’s worth it.
Those are my top five reasons not to consume a bunch of junk. I have many others like how bad sugar is for your immune system, the acne that comes, etc. Sugar is so bad for us! But I’m not perfect and I’ll admit that I’ve eaten some Halloween candy. The great news is that I can just bump up my water and supplements the day after and stay strong. I know you can too!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her five year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!