One step sideways...and that's ok

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My weight loss has stalled....and that's ok. I gave myself permission to do that, but now it's time to get back on track.

I've been interviewing for a new job - a process that took over 10 weeks with multiple interviews and personality profiles. Each step of the process lead me to believe that a decision was imminent - and then I'd be told there would be another step. I thought I was going mad. Adding to the stress was some necessary secrecy about them talking to me. If word had gotten out, it would have been bad. Finally I was told I was one of two candidates, there would be one last interview then a decision by Friday. At last...just put me out of my misery - did I get the job or not? My stress levels were going thru the roof and I didn't think I could maintain dieting any more. This was just too hard right now, maybe I'll try again this fall. then life intervened.

I took a tumbled down the stairs, tripping over dogs in a move they must have learned from a cat. I twisted my foot making my treadmill and Zumba impossible until it healed. Instead of dumping everything I gave myself a 10 day break from exercising - but I had to stay on my diet.

The results? Zero weight lost. I consider this a success because the fear was weight gain.
The downside? Its too easy to hang out on the couch and I'm craving sugar again. Lovely.

The good news is the Olympics just started and nothing makes you feel more guilty about being lazy like watching athletes who trained years for a 3 minute shot at a medal.

Oh....and the job? I got it!! Now I'm super motivated again about my diet again. I start in two weeks and I want to look fantastic.
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    emoticon on the new job!!!!

    Not gaining weight while on an exercise break is a huge accomplishment! emoticon Hope your foot is feeling better soon.

    2035 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    Congratulations on the new job ! It's a stressful process, but having a new start can also be a great motivator for your health & fitness goals too. Good for you keeping on track overall (especially with an injury on top of everything). Good luck ! emoticon
    2035 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2012 7:13:04 AM
  • CCHEF1
    Congratulations on getting the job! I think it was great you got that break from exercising and yet stayed with the diet and didn't gain anything! That is really an achievement! Huzzah!
    2036 days ago
    Congratulations on the new job, and also on not gaining weight! After a brief detour, you can get right back on the road to success now! Nothing like a little renewed motivation to give us the kick in the butt we need!
    2036 days ago
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