Thursday, July 22, 2010
At the risk of sounding like a snob, every time I read about how someone went on vacation and gained 3 pounds or fell off the wagon and gained all the weight back, I always tend to think that I'm above all that, I can't and I won't gain weight back because I've just worked too hard. Last summer, after not working out or watching calories for 3 months, I stepped back on the scale and had lost 3 pounds, and after that, well, I guess my attitude just suffered and my ego exploded.
Sadly, this time, I can't say that not staying on track ended in success. I stopped watching my calories and stopped exercising right before Memorial Day. My excuse? Its too hot to exercise or do anything and I was getting married in June so I was just far too busy.... besides, I'd already lost 50 pounds since my heaviest so why not take a break? I'll tell you why.... because I gained 7 pounds! UHG! In only 2.5 months! And when you get down to it, that's only eating an excess of 350 calories more than your body burns per day...
The more I think about it, the more disappointed I am with myself- not only because I gained the weight, but because I thought I was better than anyone who had gained weight after they lost it, and I thought that I was immune. I'm ashamed to say that I even thought that way. So now not only am I embarrassed, but I am stuck re-losing pounds that I worked so hard to lose in the first place!
It is obviously time for an attitude adjustment.
Today is the day!
I'm changing my attitude!
I'm eating healthy!
I'm loving my body and myself!
I'm leaving all judgements behind!
I'm eating to live, not living to eat!
I'm taking care of number one, body and mind!
I'm going to be the best me!