Saturday, January 05, 2013
Like many of us, I took a planned break for the holidays. By allowing myself that pumpkin pie and foods that I'd restricted for the last 6 months, I did gain 5 lbs. I had continued to exercise regularly and continued my water intake throughout this time. The good news was that I was still 20 lbs down from my starting weight of 203 back in May. I planned on getting back on track on Dec 31. The first day was harder than expected - and unsuccessful. The next day was Day 1 again - didn't work, I stopped the sugar, but was unable to stop the overeating. This was the first time, I lost weight and gained some, as a member of Sparkpeople. I've learned so much from shared experiences and this has given me a chance to really step back and examine how my brain works when it comes to overeating. Upon reflection, I saw how grazing had crept back in over the last month - that is just grabbing what's in sight and eating it, no matter what kind of food and no matter if hungry or not - this was a huge departure from how I had been living since last May when I started my journey. Today was Day 1 again for the 5th time. There came a time today when I opened the frig and suddenly asked myself What Are You Doing? You just ate your healthy breakfast, You just had a great exercise, You're not hungry. Stop and Think. And just like that, Day 1 will make it's completion. Thank you, my friends for blogging and sharing and encouraging me. This would have been every other failure in the past, but instead was a great comeback.