How duct tape can get you your heart’s desire

 

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Catchy title eh?  I planned it that way for a purpose. This post is all about a journey, and how sabotage will ruin it. Here we go….

Duct tape. If I could put duct tape over my mouth and never take it off for a month, I would:

Instantly lose weight.  Why? Because I am on an eating binge right now, and my weight is up again. Ever since I got injured in October and haven’t been able to run, its been very easy to eat a little more and get lazy about watching my calories. I vowed years ago to never get back to the state of obesity that I was in at 287lbs. The highest I have hit so far is 230, and I do not plan on going any higher. My goal is to see 199. SUB-200!

Duct tape. If I could put duct tape over my mouth and never take it off for a month, I would:

Be able to fit into cute smaller clothes! Most of the running clothes are made for slim trim runners, and I certainly don’t fit that description.

Duct tape. If I could put duct tape over my mouth and never take it off for a month, I would:

Certainly be able to run a lot easier. Carrying all this extra weight around is hard. Imagine running with a 50lb sack of potatoes in your arms. After a while, you would be tired. It’s tough, I admit it. Even losing 5-7 pounds can make a lot of difference in how easy the running can be.

Duct tape. If I could put duct tape over my mouth and never take it off for a month, I would:

Not be so self conscious in public. I constantly tuck in my stomach in case someone would look at me. The thought of someone looking at me and thinking that I am “fat” just turns my stomach. I have been there. I have been so fat that I wouldn’t wouldn’t make eye contact with anyone for fear of reading the expression on their face when they looked at me. I wear a lot of black. I think of it as camouflage.

Duct tape. If I could put duct tape over my mouth and never take it off for a month, I would:

Save money on groceries.  hahaha  Just had to throw that one in there! 😉 I guess I would leave a hole on the side for a straw, so I could get a daily dose of Dunkin Donuts coffee I guess! Or my favorite Starbucks Chai.

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In all seriousness, I write this post to make myself accountable to all of you. If you read this, and you see me in person, please mention it. Ask me how I am doing with my weight loss journey. Ask me if I am binge-ing or being good and making healthy choices. Ask me if I am doing my workouts like I am supposed to. Am I running? Am I cycling?   Feel free to ask me all the hard questions. Hopefully in a month I will be able to write another post about removing the duct tape and being back on track. I would love to hear how any of you have triumphed over the binge eating demon, or the stuff-your-face demons that haunt us all….



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