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OK, now I KNOW this time is different

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.

Go me!

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    That is wonderful! Sometimes I think 90% of losing weight happens between the ears ... and you've got that down pat. I'm thrilled for you!

    2047 days ago

    GOOD LUCK You can do it You know where things went wrong and how to
    correct them. emoticon emoticon
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