Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A while back I set my Spark page to private due to all that is happening in my personal life and my alleged desire to blog about it. After going private, I realized that, in general, I don't want to blog about it. I will give occasional updates for those of you who are interested, but I don't really want to share all of the details of what is happening in my life. Living it is enough.
What I do want to do is everything in my power to get back on track and stay there. I have started a number of times only to be derailed by some new setback in my husband's health. I finally realized that even if I continue to have derailments, it is better than never being on track - so here I go again.
Several weeks ago, I was very motivated. I exercised daily and increased the level of exercise that I was doing. I ate what I thought was an appropriate amount, but I did not count my calories. I was so eager to get on the scale after a week, but found that I had gained 2 pounds. I was incredibly discouraged. All my efforts fell to pieces at that point. I just gave up.
After having some time to think about it, I realized that I know how to do this. I have done it successfully and I can do it again. In order to succeed previously I always tracked my food, and I need to do it now. I can't take shortcuts and expect to win. So I am back on track. This time I am going to take the approach that I took last year when I had gained weight over the holidays. In addition to tracking my calories, I will not eat anywhere except at the table and I will not get on the scale until I can tell in my clothing that I have lost weight.
I will keep this train on track as long as is humanly possible and if a derailment occurs, I will get back on and keep chugging along.