I’ll Be Honest with You

I’ve got to be honest with you.

Over the past week, my main source of exercise has been walking from the kitchen to the couch.

I’ve been successful at sneaking bites of cake and pie when no one was looking and sampling “just a bite” of a brownie from four different family members at the same party.

Because if I don’t put it on a plate, it doesn’t have calories. Right?

I’ve consumed amounts of alcohol, sugar, and fat that make me so glad I don’t have to report to a physical trainer on Monday.

I’ve kid myself and allowed vacuuming, a random 20 minute jog, and peeling an orange count as physical exersion.

I’ve thanked God that winter calls for sweaters, jeans, and leggings because if I had to wear something revealing, I might just cry.

But now those days are over. I think that because my lifestyle is normally active and healthy, I haven’t gained any weight (praise JESUS!) but I’d almost take two or three pounds over this gross, bloated, barfy feeling. Hopefully those feelings will subside after a few days of normal food and exercise.

But just so you know, I took a hiatus from the Healthy Living Bandwagon. But now I’m back – and I’ll be feelin’ good in no time! :)

Does anyone else feel sick/gross when they let exercise and nutritious food fall by the wayside?

Who else does the “just a bite!” trick? Only me?



  1. says

    Are you kidding? “Just a bite” runs in my family! True life, I have been eating like crap the last couple of weeks and somehow I still look like a normal human being. Now I’m just looking forward to sleeping it all off!

    • Colleen says

      Yeah, the fact that my clothes still fit is a Christmas miracle. Just one more holiday event (NYE) before I’ll be FULLY back on track! :)

  2. says

    Yesterday I only left our apartment to go to the gym and then back out to go to TJ’s… I felt like a slug [even though I worked out, I sat on the couch most of the other time]! I get antsy after a few hours of being in the same place- a downfall when I have a laundry list of to-do’s to do, but thankfully it’s winter break and I don’t 😛

  3. says

    I DO have to report to a physical trainer on Tuesday…and when we asked how my workouts have been, I think he’s gonna be really angry when I say “Workouts? I haven’t set foot in a gym since before Christmas!” Whoops…

    • Colleen says

      Ohhh, Robert. But then you can just kiss him and he’ll totally forget that you haven’t been to the gym. Then ask to be his friend on Facebook. I just KNOW that will work.

  4. says

    I just finished a 40 minute yoga type DVD and I feel amazing. Unfortunately, I was already overweight when Christmas started and I gained 6 freaking pounds. I’m terrified to go to Weight Watchers tomorrow, but I know that getting back on track is the best thing I can do for myself!

    • Colleen says

      Good for you, Jen! Doing a yoge DVD beats anything I did – AND you’re part of an amazing group (WW) that helps you stay on track – I envy that!

  5. says

    Oh man, even though I have been working out I’ve gained about 4 lbs!? How does that even happen!? Well I guess I have started lifting weights again, so it might be muscle weight? bleh who knows. I will be back to making some Clean eating recipes from my new cookbook in no time :)

  6. says

    OMG! I do the same thing. Sometimes, I’m like, “Well, I will be back to normal healthy eating on Monday” so I just stuff in as much holiday junk food as I can on the weekend! AH! it feels good to indulge at the moment, but afterwards, it’s NOT!

    I need to practice more moderation so I don’t go overboard!

    that’s my honesty for ya!

  7. says

    It’s normal to pretty much eat what you want during the holidays. It’s definitely a time to enjoy, and I sure did have tons of food and sweets! I love getting back to my clean eating and great feeling after a workout though. Just a bite is a classic. The best thing is taking just a sliver from like a brownie tray or something, then end up going back for more slivers. Eventually you eat a full brownie, so the slivers were completely pointless.

  8. says

    Ohhh yes I definitely know this feeling! I felt that way the day after Christmas so I went right to the gym and started to try to get back to my ‘normal’ routine of eating. I’ve been doing pretty well for 5 days now and feeling much more like myself!

  9. says

    I know how you feel! I was almost glad to go back to work this week just so I could start eating “normally” again! I had my first wedding dress fitting this week too…perfect timing, right ;)? Luckily, it fit, as do my clothes. I hate the bloated feeling though!

  10. says

    I have stomach problems and often have to spend entire days laying down doing nothing at all. Of course I still have to eat and even though I eat healthy I feel awful after a few days of being inactive, like flu-ish. Bleh. Feeling healthy comes back fast once you get back into the swing of things. It’ll happen!

  11. says

    Thankfully we stayed in town this year, so I got back on track the day after Christmas. I was feeling exactly like you are, but am so much better now. I’ll have one more splurge meal (NYE) and then seriously back on track.

  12. says

    Hahaha. I feel like you just entered my head and wrote down exactly what I am going through! I ALWAYS use the theory that if no one sees me and/or I don’t put it on a plate, I didn’t really eat what I did…
    It’s a downward slope for me. One or two bad days of eating usually results in a few days of having no energy to workout or do anything physical. Which in turn results in more poor eating. I usually get to the point where I literally hate myself for what I’ve done the last week or so and vow to kick my own butt!!!
    Great post!!

  13. says

    Uh yeah, I’m totally with you on that one. My family makes this jalapeno dip that pretty much consists of mayonnaise and cream cheese and even though I don’t like mayonnaise, I somehow managed to eat about a pound of that stuff. Along with a million cookies and a bunch of other junk. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty fantastic right now. haha

  14. says

    Ugh, I know what you’re feeling. Being in PA for 5 days last week and running from meal to meal to meal was no good. Every time I walked into my in-laws house I just had to have another cookie. I’d wake up some mornings and feel hungover even if I didn’t drink that much. I think just from all the random crap I was eating. I could feel it in my spine. Does anyone else ever get that?

    Combine that with the cold I’ve been fighting over the last few days and there has been no exercise for me. I can’t wait to get back at it.

    The smoothie I had for breakfast on Wednesday morning at home tasted so much better than usual because it was so different from the food I’d had over the long weekend. I’m ready to get back to my “normal” life.

    Happy New Year!

  15. says

    I did the same thing on Christmas! Except I took the “day off” on counting calories because the damage was 1) so heavy that my calorie counter wouldn’t be able to fit all of it, and 2) a one off event that deserved its sacredness to be left alone. I always feel icky after eating at potlucks since the food isn’t what I’m used to: too much fat and salt.

    Here’s to a healthy, happy new year! :)

  16. kristen @ livinlifeinlouie says

    I am DEFIANTLY feeling gross the past few weeks. Need to get back into the groove…how do we do that….. haha

  17. says

    It’s nice to know that I’m not the only healthy-most-of-the-time person who fell off the wagon majorly this Holiday. I’m right there with ya sista. Everybody deserves a break once in a while though

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