Yikes... I temporarily fell off the wagon, BUT I am BACK, and that's what matters!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
At least that's what I'm trying to tell myself! The truth is, I feel super guilty! Starting last Wednesday, I just went crazy. Stress is a major trigger for overeating for me, and stress over my dad (he went in last Thursday for open-heart surgery and has had complications, so he is still in the ICU- 3 hours away- prayers for my dad will be GREATLY appreciated!!), stress over the Holidays, and just getting caught up in the Holidays and all the yummy foods around me was just too much for me to handle.
The good news is that:
I could have done a lot worse! In fact, I think I have done worse on every other Christmas in recent memory. I ate WAY too much junk, but there was SO much more that I could have eaten, and would have eaten in the past, that I didn't!
Instead of doing what I do every year and throw in the towel from October until New Year's Day, I "only" fell off the wagon for a week, and overall, I lost weight during that time period.
As of today, I am 100% back on track. No ifs, ands, or buts! I am not going to wait until New Year's Day. I am not going to keep going until I have regained all the weight I've lost (and more!) like I've always done in the past! I'm starting now!
I don't have to be perfect! Falling off the wagon for a week is not failure as long as I get back on track!
My plan for getting back on track, starting today:
I am not weighing myself until New Year's Day. I know that the scale will be WAY up, and I just don't think I can handle the stress of that right now. I figure that 5 days of healthy eating will be enough to at least flush the bloat out (I consumed so much sodium, I am seriously retaining so much water)!
I am going to alternate 1 day of rebounding with 1 day of Zumba (I was doing Zumba 7 days a week, but my back started bothering me really bad- I have scoliosis, so I think 45 minutes of Zumba, 7 days a week was just too much for my back), 7 days a week.
I am going to drink 12 cups of water a day to help flush out the water retention.
I am going back down to 1200 calories per day, at least for now. I had recently increased my calories when I fell off the wagon, to beat a plateau, but I've had PLENTY of extra calories, so for now, 1200 it is!
My main goal is to have a 25 pound loss from October 1st to January 1st; HOWEVER, I am really hoping to be down a total of 50 pounds on January 1st (my lowest weight was down 51 pounds).
I am recommitted and I KNOW I'm going to lose the rest of this weight! I just spent my LAST Christmas fat, and it is exciting to know that! And, on the plus side, I did get a lot of compliments from family about how much weight I've lost and how good I'm looking! I even posed for pictures with my cousins, which I normally completely avoid at all costs. :)