Wednesday, August 22, 2012
After a lot of reflection and a complement I figured out why I was so down about my weekend (and the scale).
My biggest problem was I was looking at a less than perfect weekend as an overall fail. In my head it totally made sense that my poor choices this weekend meant that either I had gained back all the weight I lost or I just totally gave up and failed. Well, neither of those two things are true. It took a coworker telling me that my scrub top was really big on me to realize that I hadn't gained back the 30 pounds that I have lost. In fact, if I believe the scale I have gained 2, but even that is down a pound from Monday. I don't really believe this was a significant gain. And two, I am ALREADY making better choices yesterday and today. This is not an over-all-give-up-fall-off-the-
wagon-fail. This was a couple of consecutive days of not making the best choices, but as was pointed out, living life.
So, I admit that these choices weren't great. I also admit that in the past two weeks I haven't been as good about going to the gym or going for walks. These things combined will certainly make for me being unhappy with the scale.
More important than these two realizations though, is what I am going to do about them. What I am going to do is fix them. I have been and I will continue to make better food choices. I refuse to be upset and punish myself for a few bad choices this weekend. I am moving on and remembering that I can and do make better choices in general. I have equipped myself with the food in the house to do this.
Additionally, I NEED to be better about going to the gym. I had a few SP friends helping "kick my butt" to get there today. I may need to solicit this support more often on those days when I just don't feel like going. THANK YOU!