Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Phase One of the South Beach diet was a success with a weigh in on Feb 26th of 196! I was feeling trim, clothes way loose, energy high and not feeling deprived. But once Phase One ended the pendulum swung back hard; by Monday March 1st I was back up to 204 lbs. WTF? That's a rhetorical question because I know EXACTLY what happened. I invited all my old foods over, they brought some rum with them, and we partied every day and night :) Hardly a veg in sight.
Today, weighed in at 210 and while shocked to be back here (once again) I know where I went wrong. I pushed too hard in one direction and then snapped back. As always, true success lies not in the extremes but somewhere in the middle. The last two weeks were also stressful, especially the last few days so stress management will have to be added to my repertoire instead of simply finding a quick fix in food.
This journey is so much more than just about the pounds, there's a reason I'm resisting progress and that's where my greatest work is yet to be done. The year's still young and I will use this to reach my goal of 168 lbs by December 25th, 2010. Good luck Sparkers!
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson." - Dalai Lama