Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I stepped on the scale this morning for my monthly weigh-in, and discovered I had gained two pounds. Here's what didn't happen: the usual combination of denial, frustration and anger, spiraling into depression and self-loathing. It didn't ruin my day. It wasn't good news, but I took it for what it is: a warning. Because the truth is, I have not been as much on target this past month for losing weight. Yes, I've gone to the gym faithfully, but truthfully my eating - and tracking - has been much more haphazard, and I haven't been walking at work as much, partly due to some back issues and partly due to the heat. So those 2 pounds are like the low fuel light on your car: you're not in serious danger yet, but will be if you don't do something about it.
So after calmly looking things over, I'm going to make the following adjustments:
- Get back on track with both my eating and tracking. Cut back on wine and ice cream to the once-per-week I was having while losing weight. Be more careful when eating out.
- Now that my back is better, get in those walks as much as I can. Get over the fact that I feel a bit yucky after; summer only has a few more weeks.
The amazing thing is, I'm not all worked up and upset. I own this. I'm a bit annoyed that I lost a month moving in the direction I want to go, but I also know it can be corrected. I even allowed for these hiccups in my long-term plan.