50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 52,790

The Razor's Edge

Monday, January 14, 2013

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. emoticon 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! emoticon 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?" emoticon

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?" emoticon 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 emoticon ... emoticon... emoticon and experience tells me it will pay off.

Everyone have a great week!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    For sure, one thing I have learned is that I can't wait for "everything" to be right for me to do the right thing. Life just seems to get in the way. So good that you are in the right mental mind set to take on this challenge. I do hope you have a terrific week. You know what to do....just do it!
    1887 days ago
  • TANYA602
    You've gotta love the support of multiple teams and loved ones, "no excuses," and all the tracking tools at hand! Some days just feel easier than others, don't they? And the little push, the NSV, it all helps. You're close to Maintenance Mode! Have you checked into any resources to help you plan for the next step? I've started saving articles here on SP and sites so that I don't have to be so diligent, but also so I know what to expect, where to focus, etc. I think it's all part of the excitement (and frustration) of seeing that target goal so close. Keep doing what you know works, and don't get down on one slight slip. As CAKEMAKERMOM says, one small bag of M&Ms is better than a 2 lb bag!
    Have a great day!!
    1887 days ago
    One single serving size of M&M's is better than a 2-pound bag. Some days require a lazy day.

    It's how you feel about the choices that can bring you over the edge. One day of overage isn't a big deal, just don't make it a whole week.

    You can always come back to where you want to be, its just about getting going again!

    1888 days ago
  • LAURIE160IN2013
    Yes, for some of us it seems harder to get it just right. But perseverance will pay off! Great that you have supportive people in your life. You (or your husband) have inspired me to go out and walk in the so-so weather today.
    Wishing you a fab week,
    1888 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by KLONG8