Monday, May 14, 2012
I have been tracking food, exercising, and drinking water like crazy since March 19, 2012. That's 9 weeks I believe. I am really proud of myself, I quit drinking Mountain Dew (all soda), I quit eating fast food, I quit drinking mochas and other flavored coffees, I said enough to chips, dips, cookies, candies, etc. enough was enough.
I am really proud of myself for accomplishing all of that and more and as of last week had lost 30 pounds.
Then this past week I really struggled with exercise, water, food, and cravings. I didn't give into the cravings in a bad way, I didn't binge, or go crazy, I just didn't do what I normally do and it shows in my weight gain this week. Now I'm surprised that the gain is 3 pounds but it is what it is.
So at this point I have 2 choices............. I can beat myself up, give up, and quit. That's what the old me would have done, the old me who for whatever reason didn't value herself.
OR, I can take it for what it is.............. a tiny little bump in my journey and move forward. Reality is I wasn't going to have a loss every week until I reached goal, everyone has good days, bad days, it happens, life happens, the unpredictable happens, Mother's Day happens and I wouldn't trade my home made french toast (made by my 13 year old) for anything.
I'll take the 3 pound gain, take the mistakes I made this past week, and use those things to motivate me to get right back on track. I will drink and track my water, I will track my exercise, and I will track all of my food!
I'm not giving up this time because every time I gave up in the past the only person I was hurting was myself, and it's time to stop hurting me.
It is what it is and I start fresh right now!