Sunday, June 14, 2009
Okay, so I've been on SP for 4.5 months. I've lost a couple of pounds (came here having lost a bunch already), and maintained, so that's not such bad "progress." I've also celebrated going down 3 pant sizes. However, I've been telling myself that I've been on a plateau. No plateau lasts this long, so taking a completely honest inventory of the situation, here goes.
I lost 33 lbs and subconsciously started allowing myself bigger portions. Allowing myself little treats (even though they were healthy ones). Allowing night munching (although I've learned to keep that within calorie range so no harm done). Allowing a bit more eating out as holidays got more frequent.
Allowing myself to purchase addidtional exercise equipment, telling myself I'll use them more (but not doing as much as I should). Okay, and allowing myself more items (still healthy, but not great) as a "reward." Oh, I already mentioned this last one, so I guess it's worth repeating so I reinforce that this is a problem.
The hard, cold reality of the story is that if I don't recommit RIGHT NOW, I will spiral into bad habits. More bad habits. Then the scale will show gain, I'll get discouraged, and that's how the spiral starts.
This is why blogs are so great. I can visually see what I've said and done in the past, where I started to slip and slide, and how I can recommit to my progress. It's all good.
I'm just tired of this fat. So tired of it, and I want it off. That's what I have to remember during the slip and slide times. All the best to my SPfriends "out there."