Self-Sabotage – Diet Edition

Okay, I’ve hit a little bit of a breaking point/plateau in my weight loss and it’s driving me nuts. In fact, I’ve gained weight BACK in the last 5-weeks instead of losing more weight. So frustrating!

I’d love to blame my body, but really if I had stuck to my macros, I definitely wouldn’t be gaining weight. It’s amazing how quickly my body will gain weight back – is anyone else like that? I feel like that’s a problem a lot of women have.

So many excuses. My sister bakes crap all the time, so there were brownies. Then girl scout cookies. Now there’s chocolate chip cookies sitting on the counter – I ate 7 of them last night because I have no self-control … especially when I’m stressed out or worried about something (which was all day yesterday). And that damn Qdoba … Lots of travel for work. Plus Easter. All of that and add in coworker drama, people writing passive-aggressive posts about me on Facebook (grow up, kthanks) and possible life changesΒ … let’s just say it’s been a rough month. And I’m REALLY good at excuses when it comes to losing weight.

I’m feeling it – and I’m tired of it. I just bought all those new clothes and now the damn jeans are tight haha!Β I bought that damn 90-day program and here I am 5-weeks in, 3 lbs heavier than I was when I started and it’s entirely my fault.


Only like, one of you is going to get that gif reference but whenever I say “entirely your fault!” I think of Mrs. Weasly’s howler. What can I say – #HPgeekforlife

I apologize for this post being all over the place, but after my binge-eating couple of weeks and waking up today being too bloated to even wear my rings, I’m feeling super pissed about it so I thought I’d blab about it on here. πŸ™‚ Thank God for self-tanning – at least it makes me a look a tiny bit better!

How do you save yourself from self-sabotage – whether it’s weight loss or something else?

Linking up with the wonderful Amanda.


  1. Amy says:

    Hi Jessie—-first of all I would say, breathe…..just breathe:) I think people can be very hard on themselves…….it’s pretty easy to see what is wrong and not give credit to what we are doing well! You’re going through some stress filled times, no doubt:( It’s going to get better…… really is! I know some things are easier to say than to hear:)

    • Jessie says:

      Amy, I appreciate this comment so much! I am very, very, very hard on myself – it’s an awful trait. πŸ™‚ Maybe instead of focusing on the negative, I should focus on how strong I’ve become and how passionate I’ve become about fitness. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  2. Amy says:

    Right on! It’s really cool to see where you’ve been and where you are now with getting fit! I am impressed and even wonder why I don’t work at getting fit……I can do a lot more:) Only good thoughts, I’m saying it to myself too πŸ™‚

  3. Megan says:

    Here’s what is frustrating- Lifting weights helps with losing fat weight. But then fat is replaced by muscle and the scale doesn’t move. At least that’s what “they” say…

    I can tell in your pictures that you’re slimmer even if the scale says otherwise. I’m so impressed by your motivation to workout six days a week at 5am! But, I so feel you on all of this. It’s okay to have a few not-so-good days and it sounds like you’ve had a lot of things going on lately!
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    • Jessie says:

      That’s so true! I would use that “muscle vs. fat” thing, too, but I know this is fat haha. Mostly because my stomach is just SO bloated! BUT I think that’s why the weight isn’t just falling off, either. I averaged around .5 – 1 lb of weight loss a week and that was when I was perfect on my diet. Thank you for noticing I look slimmer! I appreciate that! I can notice on my upper body, but I feel like my lower body is taking forever to catch up. What it all comes down to, we’re both way too hard on ourselves. I wish we lived closer – I’d love to get together with you sometime instead of just Skyping! πŸ™‚

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