Disappointed but determined
Friday, August 24, 2012
I was really pleased with myself when I hit 15 pounds lost 2 weeks ago and feeling really positive. That weekend I went out for a family birthday meal on the Friday and we had friends round for a meal on the Saturday. But I tracked everything as closely as I could and ate less during the day to stay in calorie range. So when I weighed myself a week later I was stunned to have gained about half a stone!! Not to mention absolutely gutted.
Now in the past that probably would have made me give up and think what's the point of trying so hard? But no, I am determined to keep going this time. Being in my 50's I think it may have been some fluid retention due to hormones going crazy because I have just weighed myself and the half stone has gone again! I am still 15 pounds lighter than when I started in May. Phew!
Wouldn't it be so much easier though without these body blips? The sensible adult in me knows that in the long run if I keep eating healthily and within range and try to increase my movement the weight will come off eventually. But the little girl inside me wants a reward for being good NOW - not next week or the week after. I just have to make sure I don't let her stamp her feet and refuse to play anymore!