Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ever since our Thanksgiving dinner (Canada) I have been totally binging, always hungry, eating whatever I want (which included copious amounts of desserts, chips and other carbs from hosting dinner parties twice this week) , and now I am up 6lbs from last week and feeling like utter crap. :( I hate this all-or-nothing thinking!!!!
I was trying to do a lower carb plan before, which may have inflated the loss before due to water release....but it still is a big blow when I eat carbs again and have the scale spring back with a vengeance. Perhaps I should stop doing that. Heh. The initial weight loss is so addicting though from low carb plans!!
I know I shouldn't be doing anything that I am not able to commit to long term, so I think I need to come to terms with the fact that in my life, especially being a vegetarian, carbs happen. Perhaps instead I should focus on the good, complex carbs - whole grains etc. and try to just cut out the processed stuff and sugar.
As I began to tell myself that I am going to start over, and get it right this time, I remembered some sage advice I saw once..."Its time to stop starting over, and to just keep going".....Its so true. Its a journey, and I am going to have times where I mess up....and I just have to pick myself up and keep going. "Starting over" tends to set me up for failure, as there is always an end to the streak. This time I'll just keep on going.