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What are your lame excuses for overeating or not exercising?

SugarBearRetiredSugarBearRetired Posts: 76Member Member Posts: 76Member Member
Boy I can be pathetic sometimes with my excuses! Here are a few

I feel a cold coming on so I shouldn't over exert
I don't want to hurt my friend's feelings by not eating more pie
I've had a tough day, so I deserve another glass of wine
A lot of people are much bigger than me, so maybe I'm not so fat afterall
I'm sure it doesn't bother my husband that much that I've gained 25 pounds
It's actually less healthy to be too thin than a little overweight
I can go over my calories today because I'll really cut back tomorrow
It's a special occassion!

Isn't it funny how I think I can fool myself?? What are some of yours?

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  • SugarBearRetiredSugarBearRetired Posts: 76Member Member Posts: 76Member Member
    Boy I can be pathetic sometimes with my excuses! Here are a few

    I feel a cold coming on so I shouldn't over exert
    I don't want to hurt my friend's feelings by not eating more pie
    I've had a tough day, so I deserve another glass of wine
    A lot of people are much bigger than me, so maybe I'm not so fat afterall
    I'm sure it doesn't bother my husband that much that I've gained 25 pounds
    It's actually less healthy to be too thin than a little overweight
    I can go over my calories today because I'll really cut back tomorrow
    It's a special occassion!

    Isn't it funny how I think I can fool myself?? What are some of yours?
  • apaden4apaden4 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    OMG That is so funny! Thanks for posting this, I thought I was the only one that had a little devil on my shoulder whispering BS in my ear! hahaha

    A few of mine :
    #1 reason * WHO CARES? I DON'T CARE, IT DOESN'T MATTER!
    * If no one sees, then I don't have to hold myself accountable (trying super hard to stop doing this!)
    * I'm not THAT fat (clinically obese... not that fat, ha!)
    * I will do better tomorrow
    * I won't eat chips because they are so terrible, so I will just have ice cream instead (how does that make sense?)
    * This little bit won't hurt
    * If I eat the ENTIRE bag of kit kats, then I won't buy any more so therefore I won't torture myself anymore. It's best for everyone if I just eat them all now!
  • SugarBearRetiredSugarBearRetired Posts: 76Member Member Posts: 76Member Member
    I thought of another one:

    I'm getting my period soon, and I can't stop the cravings
  • cardgrlcardgrl Posts: 175Member Member Posts: 175Member Member
    Hmm...
    "I've been doing so well, I can eat a bag of chips."
    ***If I take more than I am hungry for, I still eat it, regardless if I am hungry or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!****
    I am so tempted when I go into a gas station or something, I walk around and look at the calorie content on the back of the chip bags, trying to find the one with the least calories to satisfy my habits.
    This site makes me realize that all my life, I have been obsessed with food and that I need to work on healthy eating habits and get over the obsession!
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,826Member Member Posts: 28,826Member Member
    This is a great idea!

    The first one that came to my mind was (as apaden4 stated)

    *I'll just eat the whole package, then it will be gone and I won't blow my calories for the next five days*

    *I ate that half gallon of ice cream two weeks ago, and I managed to work it all off*
    *At least I'm over-eating "good-for-me" food ( I recently bought Kashi's VIVE Probiotic Cereal) I ate the box in two days with these lame excuses)*
    *If I just eat the peanut butter without the crackers, then I'll be ok*
    *Popsicles aren't as bad as ice cream*

    and the worst one *no one will know*

    ~cm
  • julieofthewolvesjulieofthewolves Posts: 339Member Member Posts: 339Member Member
    For not exercising on weekdays (workdays):
    I'll double my effort on the weekend.....

    Food:
    Dark Chocolate is good for me!
  • pamelawhpamelawh Posts: 162Member Member Posts: 162Member Member
    sorry i don't make excuses for myself. someone told me once "you don't give up the goal you reset the date". if you set a realistic goal and give yourself a realistic date to finish and then divide the work into smaller increments and reward yourself for achieving the smaller goals you will get there. in this situation a reward isn't to indulge in sweets but a reward might be to buy a new pair of jeans or a new outfit. if you give in to exercise your body will begin to work on auto pilot. once i started eating right and then saw that i was actualy getting faster results with my exercise i began to throw in another way to workout more instead of wanting to sit and eat some junk food. before you think anything else, i was a single mom for 18 yrs. i had to be focused and stay that way. do anything for 21 days and you will have developed a habit, make it a good one. while you are at it, go to ophray's web site and get the contract o girl o beautiful, you have to promise to luv yourself for who you are and every day give yourself a positive affirmation about something that makes you special. this is celebrate women month. now go for it, i know you can do it.
  • arothermelarothermel Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    my excuses: i have pms
    i will eat the whole bag of candy now and be done with it(i thought i was the only one that did this, lol)
    i have pms
    i had a bad day
    i will eat the ice cream today and start my diet again tomorrow
    i am too tired to excercise, i promise i will do it tomorrow
    i have pms
    if i don't eat this it will go bad and we will have to throw it away
    I'm sure i will come up with more later, lol
  • RazbooRazboo Posts: 439Member Member Posts: 439Member Member
    I almost gave in today with "I'm worried I'm over-training". But I didn't and felt better after my session.
  • SugarBearRetiredSugarBearRetired Posts: 76Member Member Posts: 76Member Member
    arothermal- Um, do you have pms by chance? :-)
  • arothermelarothermel Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    very observant sugar bear!!!!!
    I am on here trying to keep busy and keep my mind off food. I have eaten all of my calories for the day so i am downing lots of water right now.
    It's working!!!! :-}
  • kjllosekjllose Posts: 948Member Member Posts: 948Member Member
    Oh God it's raining out. ( My treadmill sits in the living room lol)
    Darn am I tired today, I'll make it up tomorrow.

    I miss my mom.)so I'll eat something she would make me--comfort food)
  • kry5talkry5tal Posts: 2Member Posts: 2Member
    I am too tired oh I will go tommorow (and dont) ..... dont want to go to the gym alone
  • Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Posts: 5,600Member Member Posts: 5,600Member Member
    My excuse is... I'm almost at my goal weight(3 pounds away!!) so why not eat what I want or not exercise.... bad bad me!

    This is why I have been gaining back these 3 pounds.
  • julieofthewolvesjulieofthewolves Posts: 339Member Member Posts: 339Member Member
    NNNOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!! You are too close Healthier.

    I have to admit I do the same - I call it self sabatoge. I think it is one of the big reasons why people gain weight after reaching their goal.

    But I just can't wait to hear your news when you succeed. So, if you must, do it for me, okay?
  • sassycasssassycass Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    I needed to read this just now :)

    The past two days have been horrible and I've used all the excuses listed. I do feel like I'm coming down with a cold and am overly tired, but I can still be watching what goes in my mouth, huh? I think for lunch I'll go get a can of low-fat/sodium chicken broth an a orange. I should also be drinking more water, to flush this germ out of my system.
  • birdclawbirdclaw Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Where to start!

    It's whole grain so it is actually good for me so I can eat more of it.
    Protein is good for you! I think I should have another piece of chicken.
    I am too tired to work out. I will work out longer tomorrow.
    Walking around the office counts as exercise, right?
    I am not that big.
    And I definitely have to agree with the " I have pms, I have no control" mentality.
  • Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Posts: 5,600Member Member Posts: 5,600Member Member
    I'm sticking to the healthier me Julie!
    I'm gonna do it!!!!
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