Monday, October 01, 2012
Okay, I have never gained weight here at Spark before! It has been a rough summer personally and I have faced a number of challenges, illness, and trouble with my husband's health and well being! This is what in my past would lead to stress eating, weight gain and anxiety and bad self esteem! I had not weighed since June!! Well, being October 1 st I thought I needed to face the truth on what was going on! I weighed in August and had totally maintained my weight and was amazed, as that is as big a deal as losing in my book! But I still did not record it, I wamted to record a loss! So, today I got on and gained 2.6 pounds! Although I was not thrilled, I see this as a victory, none the less! I actually knew in Early Sept. that I gained this...but could not bring myself to admit it! But if I can't face it here that means I am hiding, being ingenuous and that is not what I want to be! So, seeing the gain was the same after month and not more, I realized this, too, is a victory! I don't think I ever have managed this before! Four months is a long time and I had a minor manageable gain! I do not need to "get back on the wagon" or "start again", I just need to get back to tracking my food, and making sure water, fruits and veggies are back in my menu plans with a dominance! People do not beat yourself up! Learn, see victories, move on and stand proud!
Happy October to all of you! We can do this!