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.