If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail- Jacqueline Week 5

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A fellow support group member posted this week, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” and that has basically summed up my jumpstart. I feel like I’m either doing really well and feel great, or I’m crashing and burning; no in between. And this is all due to a lack of planning.

This past week was a mixture of the above. I had a bumpy start; I indulged in some sugary treats at an event last weekend and that trickled into after work snacking on Monday and Tuesday, and I was miserable. I was disappointed that after such a great week of feeling good and watching the scale move that I would let myself fall off the wagon. So I posted my thoughts and failure on the accountability group, and moved forward. The rest of the week was strong, and I was happy to be back on track.

All of this really is fascinating; the whole feeling great and doing well isn’t enough to keep myself from diverting so easily. As I was thinking about what to write here early this morning, I was vigorously scratching the eczema on my hands. So why isn’t the fact that a change in diet could make that disappear enough to stay on track? Why isn’t loosing weight enough? Or feeling great enough? Well of course it all is; and it has to be an all or nothing situation.

I’ve been addicted to junk for too long there can’t be a back and forth. This is a lifestyle change for a reason, and I need to wrap my head around that. I know what the junk food lifestyle got me; extra weight, mood swings and raw itchy hands. I’m ready to leave that behind. I want to be the one posting my before and after photos and telling my success story.

To be honest, I was hoping to have great photos to share at the end of my six weeks, and I’d talk about this life changing journey; and I will. Just not yet. My roads’ had a few more left turns than I was hoping for, but I know I’ll get there soon.

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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