Sunday, December 08, 2013
The Weight Loss Challenge ended on Saturday and when I weighed I had gained 4 lbs. I was devastated. I know that there were a lot of eating events this week and I started off the week with apple pie/ice cream and cake - but how could I have eaten 14,000 calories. Then factor in that I exercised 5x this week at let's say burning 300 calories - I would have had to have eaten 15,500 calories. On Saturday, I said "you need to take a break from this weight loss thing - stop sparking and just eat what you want and relax".
My mind is saying don't give up but not sure my heart is in it. One of my SparkFriends used to post tidbits, so I went and looked them up to pep me up. By the way, I thought I did good at the luncheon on Friday. I did do the plate portion method. But now I'm not sure since I gained weight. I am trying to create a plan - I am panicking - need to do the Cabbage Soup diet or do some "DIET" so I can see some weight loss.
I am between two minds - quit trying to control my eating or do a DIET. By the same token, I know instinctively that neither will make me happy or lead to success. But moderation does not seem to be working. So I will get up again and my mantra this week will be:
Persistence prevails where all else fails!