Friday, July 26, 2013
Well, no... I can't really blame Gertrude Hawk (anyone else have a relationship with that awesome candy?)! No, there's no one to blame but ME for my choices to be careless. OK, so I enjoyed too much of that chocolate and overdid happy hours (just a bit) and the snacks that went with it (even if they were healthy snacks). But I'm done with all that now. I see how quickly one pound can come back after it took so long to lose. I'm willing to exchange "careless" for diligence in resuming progress!
Does that mean giving up treats? NO! Do I have to pass up Happy Hour? NO! But I DO have to refrain from being careless with such things. This is no new revelation... I've been with SparkPeople since February and lost 15 pounds without giving up anything except some poor dietary habits (like mindless night time eating). In the past five months, along with planning healthier meals, I've indulged occasionally in carefully selected treats (it must be worth the calories I have to track for it)... I've enjoyed cocktails on occasion... I've celebrated and attended parties... I've been on vacation... and still made progress...UNTIL recently when I became careless. I never stopped tracking, but tracking poor choices is not helpful. Well, maybe it actually IS helpful because seeing the charts resulting from honest tracking makes it quite obvious why progress seems to be stalled. Now it's time to shake that off and pay more attention to what I'm doing in the moment, proceeding with what I know makes me feel the best.
So here I go... ONWARD!!!