Monday, June 20, 2011
I have been gone nearly 2 weeks and I got on the scale this morning to see how I did and I gained 2 lbs. I am so upset. I can't beleive it! It has taken me sooo long to lose that much weight and now to be up 2 pounds! I am thinking about quitting. I can't do this anymore. It is a waste of time and I am never going to make it. I am tired of trying. I mean, just because I had some drinks and some chips and ate bacon everyday, I should not have gained that much!
Are you thinking that I have lost my mind? That this doesn't sound like me? Well you are right. It sounds like some of you when you get back from being away.
Doesnt it sound ridiculous?
Now, the facts are I did gain 2 pounds (but I figured anything under 5 was acceptable). I did eat bacon every day but I kept a mental track as the day went on and I was lucky to be able to track on SP most days. I had some drinks (a few every couple of days and more than a few on one day! wink, wink). I walked every few days and I did walk back up that same mountain from last October and did it easier and faster. I did nowhere near the fitness minutes I do at home.
But really, besides eating a pretty big (for me) breakfast each day, my new lifestyle is just that: A lifestyle and one I can obviously maintain fairly easily. I was gone for almost 2 weeks and 4 of those days were traveling and we all know about on the road eating. My sister and I joked we ate our way across Nevada! But we ate apples and 100 calorie packs of snacks and were quite happy with that.
I am not writing this to brag about myself but to encourage you that no matter what the circumstances, you CAN maintain. If I really had made an effort, I could have come back with a weight loss, I am sure of it.
Although my picture suggests I am a super-hero, I am here to tell you that I am not. I am just like you, someone who wants to lose weight and be healthy and live my life to the best of my abilities. I am also here to tell you that WE can do it, we WILL do it, and 2 pounds is no problem at all. That just proves I had a pretty damn good time, had some treats and enjoyed my vacation.
Those 2 pounds are already gone in my mind and remember, I am still working on getting to my 70 pounds down. 3 to go and then I will go onto the next goal.
Do me a favor today:
Get off your own back and get on someone else's who needs you. Together, we can. (why does that sound so familiar?? lol). Have a great day and I will blog later with some pix.