Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Comment Contest Tuesday

So … no one took advantage of the extra Comment Contest Tuesday entries. I am guessing that I have been writing a post every day for the past week and not a single person has read any of them. Oh well. You can now redeem yourself. (Though you can no longer participate in the Early Bird Comment Contest Tuesday. That ended yesterday.)

So today’s Comment Contest Tuesday idea came from Curt, The Husband.

What are your excuses for not sticking to your diet/exercise plan, healthy way of living, healthy lifestyle?

I have many … long hours at work; someone is in town; I am out of town; too many parties; I messed up yesterday so this week is shot; I really wanted to eat that; I haven’t gone to the grocery store; forgot my gym bag; free food at work (and a lot of it); meeting at work ran over; sick; too tired …

To participate in Comment Contest Tuesday answer the above question in the comments below. You can comment as much as you like. The comment has to be relevant to the actual question. Up to three comments will be counted. In other words, you can comment five times, but your name will be put in the hat three times for the drawing of the winner. Make sense? Winner and prize will be announced on Monday.

You have until Friday at noon (my time) to comment away. You have to comment in the comments on Go Fit Girl! I won’t accept e-mails, comments on Facebook, etc.

OK, comment away. I can’t wait to hear all your crazy and even funny excuses and maybe even some legit ones.

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  1. Regina Says:

    I DO read you regularly, I’m just practicing my “quiet voice” as I’m not very good at it. 😀

    I feel like you asked this question directly to ME since I’ve been pondering my guilty moments this morning. I had oral surgery recently causing a major reduction in my food intake for about 3 weeks, as soon as I could eat solid foods again I started eating hamburgers, french fries, pizza, you get the picture. I have to admit that every single sinful bite was heaven to my deprived tasted buds even waking up withe the rolling acid indigestion that is the bane of my tummy.

    To help ease me back in to the world of healthy, but satisfied eaters my honey made a delicious dinner of salmon, asparagus tips and Smart Butter dill-butter on a bed of wild rice. I’ve since decided that his Salmon is way better than all of the junk food I was piling in anyhow.

    Thanks for the confession, I feel lighter already! 😀

  2. Rebecca Farivar Says:

    I agree that I have been full of excuses lately, but probably the most prevalent one given my current move is that I can’t understand German nutrition labels. Not only the words (which by now I’m kind of figuring out) but also the way they measure the nutrients. Instead of basing the nutrition guide on a regular serving size appropriate for the food being eaten, everything is based on 100 grams. I can’t even conceive of what a 100 grams looks let alone figure out how many units of 100 grams I’ve eaten of any one thing in a single serving! When I don’t have a clear understanding of serving size, it’s easy to say, “I’m sure I ate a reasonable amount of X” and leave it at that.

  3. Jen Says:

    I’ve been reading too! But my excuse for not commenting is my excuse for slacking on the exercise & training lately… which is I’ve been out of town a LOT this month. Not that I was a complete couch potato, there were plenty of long walks and even some dancing involved. Just nothing “trackable” and I missed a lot of my usual classes at the gym.

    I need to get back on schedule though… the triathlon I’m signed up for is only 6 weeks away. Yeep!

  4. Jen Says:

    i’m big on “but i want that” lately. not awesome. a lot of times for me it’s that i don’t prepare my food before work, and i end up making bad choices at work (vending machine down the hall, instead of walking down the street for fruit or yogurt).

    then there are some weekends when i feel like “i worked really hard all week — i deserve to splurge.” that more often than not results in counteracting all the hard work during the week.

    as for working out, i injured my knee several months ago. it does legitimately hamper my ability to do all the stuff i used to, but i get bad and use it as an excuse to do *nothing*. also not awesome. 🙂

  5. Jen Says:

    oh, and i forgot… if i’m watching the food network (particularly “the best thing i ever ate”), that’s carte blanche to eat anything that resembles what’s on tv.

  6. alicia Says:

    my excuse for last wk was darren was away on a business trip for almost a wk and i’ve had to take care of the dog all by myself and i’ve been wking late, so been buying my late night meals on the company. i was buying soups since it’s a comfort food for me, but unsure how healthy they were. but i’m hoping i get points since they were broth based and not cream based. this wk is just as crazy. the work wk has just started and it’s been busy and i’ve been wking late and i’ve already made a starbucks run for a frap. i figure if i bought a tall and had them make it with non fat milk and no whip cream it would not be that bad. i also justified it by telling myself that getting a frap to ease my stress was better than smoking.

  7. Regina Says:

    Alicia, I just want to say that getting that frap is WAY better than smoking! I’ve been trying to quit for a year now, and it’s been 27 days now straight with no cheating, so I’m cheering you on blog-style!

  8. Melinda Says:

    If my workout partner doesn’t go to the gym, then I don’t usually go to the gym. However, this week is I’m sick and deserve to eat ice cream for dinner because it makes my throat feel better. Also, I don’t want to make myself any sicker by over-exerting myself.