Self sabotage, dang it!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This morning when I weighed in, I discovered that I’ve lost ½ a pound. I was elated because my weight loss has nearly plateaued. I have lost five pounds since early October. I’m exercising 3-4 times a week at best and have recently missed a few days of tracking my food.
This afternoon, I went to a luncheon and ordered a healthy entrée. But when they brought out the desserts I lost my ever-lovin’ mind! I ate a huge slice of peppermint ice cream pie and five freshly baked cookies. Don’t get me wrong, the food was absolutely delicious, but was it really necessary for me to turn into a human vacuum cleaner? It’s almost as if losing that ½ pound during the holiday season gave me the license to eat like it was my last day on earth. What’s up with that?
To make matters worse, I have a holiday party to go to this evening, so no exercise and more tempting food. My body is not used to consuming such rich foods, so I already know there’s going to be a price for this mini-binge, aside from regaining that 1/2 pound I fought to lose.
The only strategy I have is to get back on track with my eating as best I can the rest of the day and really monitor my intake tomorrow, when I won’t have any luncheons or parties to sidetrack me.
Onward and downward (one day!)