One step this way....I fall off. One step that way....I've overcompensated too much and, you guessed it, I fall off. Sometimes my plan of attack feels like I'm walking the razor's edge.
You see, I need everything to be going right to see the scale move in the right direction.
My reality is that I need my eating plan to walk hand in hand with my exercise plan. And my mental/emotional world needs to be on track to make a go of this. I'm experienced enough that I'm not making huge mistakes that set me dangerously behind. I'm just making simple little mistakes that push me off that "edge". A skipped exercise session that makes it that much easier to miss again. A single serving pack of M&M Peanuts that pushes me over my calories for the day. Watching TV rather than plunking down and tracking my food intake. The result of those little slips? No weight loss. Or, if this goes on a while, a couple of pounds gained. And then it's "do-over time". Can you say "yo-yo?"
But sometimes it goes the other way too. After completing my biz trip last week I felt mentally ready to go at this again, to climb back on the razor's edge. I pulled my plan together (menu, food tracking, exercising). I was feeling good and moving in the right direction. Then I received two phone calls.
The first one was from my husband. I was explaining to him that it looked like I wasn't going to be able to go for a bike ride that day because the wind was TERRIBLE!
My DH said "Well, are you afraid that the wind will knock you off the bike? Because if you aren't, well this could just be an excuse, you know?"
Then my sister called. "Hey, are you interested in joining a group of us for a virtual "The Biggest Loser"? We're putting together the rules, it's all on the honor system and lasts 90 days. Any interest?"
Both of these calls nudged me in the right direction...back on that razor's edge where the weight starts falling off again. Tremendous support from my family just when it was needed!
The timing was right. The message was right. There are no road blocks this week. Everything is perfectly balanced to get me going. It feels good to get back to this - and the nudges I received came at the perfect time. I'm going to be
and experience tells me it will pay off.
Everyone have a great week!