27 Steps Forward, 5 Steps Back
Monday, December 10, 2012
See Sparkers, this is what happens when you decide you can eat whatever you want whenever you want for about a month, throwing caution to the wind and ignoring the very thing that helped you lose the weight to begin with (nutrition tracker, regular exercise, healthy eating). You gain back weight that you worked so hard to lose.
Turns out that I'm really good at both gaining and losing. Of course, gaining comes more naturally at this point. It's just the "I think THAT sounds good" or "I'll just have a few pieces of this candy" until the box is gone and you forgot you ate it all, and ate it in only a few days. The gaining is the normal every-day lack of self-respect, eating for all other reasons except that I need good fuel.
The losing takes more effort and thought than I want to put forth. "Lazy" is one way of saying it. Changing habits takes thought and action. So this week, yet again, I put forth thought and action and will lose at least one of those pounds I regained. I will use the nutrition tracker, get some moderate exercise, and treat myself with the respect I deserve.
So my modus operandi from now until Christmas is to put forth thought and effort, no matter how hectic things are. The unpredictability of shopping and running around cannot be met with stuffing my face. Each bite matters.
I wish you all the best in your get- and stay-healthy efforts this holiday season.