Friday, April 26, 2013
It absolutely, completely totally sucks that weight comes back so easily. I worked my butt off to lose that 15 pounds since January. After all that hard work, BAM! a week and half of not watching what I eat and I gain half of it back! I want to lay in the floor and cry! It's not fair, it's just not fair!!!!!!
Ok, pity party over, lol!
It is true however that weight comes back much easier than it goes away. However, I take full responsibility for the gain. And it stops right now. My mom had knee replacement surgery a few weeks ago and since we live in a small town in the south, that means everybody brings food. Thankfully, it hasn't been a lot, but what has come has been bad! Doughnuts, cake, pie, fried chicken, potato salad, bbq. I was talking with my husband and we decided that the next time we send food, we are going to send something not quite so unhealthy. I really don't want to eat this food, but I feel bad because our family and friends went to the trouble to get it and bring it to us. I suggested we just throw away the doughnuts because none of us need them. My dad was very indignant and said that's just wasteful, so and so brought us that we can't throw it out! I did throw out some potato salad that had been in fridge almost a week and the comment was made: don't tell her she'll come fuss at you for being wasteful. So, I feel obligated to eat some of the stuff that has been brought. Needless to say, I've gained quite a few pounds back. I really hope that now Mom is doing so well, that the food will stop.
I was talking with my Mom and sister last week about gaining weight and why I have such a hard time sticking to my healthy habits when at home with my parents. When I am at my home, hubby and I are quite healthy and I exercise like a beast, lol! Why does that all stop when I go home? I think it boils down to habit and there are so many memories tied to my son when I am at home. Definitely something to work on.
I have been pretty much stuck in the house with Mom though because she has needed a lot of help getting around and she just can't hold out to cook, wash clothes and do all her exercises for her knee. She is now off her walker and is getting around really well. She still needs help because she gives out quite easily. Please don't think I mind helping, I don't mind at all. My mom is my best friend and I love her to pieces :) I'd do anything I could for her or Dad. I just need to put myself on a schedule and exercise when Mom is doing her exercises since she doesn't need help to do those. Going to zumba in the morning so hopefully that will spark my motivation here to stay on the healthy road from now until I go back to my home in a few weeks. I know that I would have setbacks, but I don't want to go all the way back to my starting point!
So, beast mode on!