Okay, I am pretty bummed out. I was down to my "goal weight" of 135 and hoped to lose a few more pounds so that I could stay within the range of 133-137. I gained 2-3 lbs over the holidays, which I decided I wasn't going to let it make me upset. Little by little I strayed away from tracking religiously during December (it takes forever!) and began to make up great reasons why I could "intuitively" eat what I wanted. My problem is that if I eat what I feel like my body wants, it is usually sweet and fattening. I know that my body isn't REALLY craving these foods, but some of my old habits have crept back in. How frustrating! It took me almost 6 months to lose this 5 lbs. and I put it back on within a single month. That is super discouraging.
I don't want to dwell on it and over-react, but I can feel my confidence slipping and I am playing mental games with myself to pump myself back up. Just today someone at the gym told me that I look amazing. The compliment made me feel so good, but as soon as I read "140" on the scale, I was devastated. I know what I would say to someone else if this happened to them, but I can't seem to say it to myself and mean it!
Any encouraging words? One of my goals (other than tracking more religiously) is to post more messages because it is very encouraging to hear from you!
Thanks in advance.