Sunday, September 08, 2013
About a year ago I started a downward spiral that took hold for a 10# gain. It started when we took our yearly vacation - too much eating, not enough exercise and an attitude of "I'm on vacation. I'll get back on track when I return home"....Right !? It took a few months to turn this spiral around. Like so many of us I felt shame and anger after having done so well for so long on this journey. With many self talks and a few swift kicks I did get back on track. Lost the 10 unwanted pounds and met my goal (again).
We just came back from our vacation, here's where the "atta girl" comes in. I weigh the same as when I left for the trip. I still ate foods that are not on my normal menu.
Like fried chicken and home made butter pecan ice cream. Had a couple of cocktails, some dark chocolate carmel fudge....oh I could go on, but I won't.
What made the difference this time? I actually tracked all of my food, not just thought about it. This kept me accountable and my eyes wide open. I also made sure I got some exercise in daily.
One day while DH went fishing I went shopping....didn't just look at the beautiful clothes I tried them on. I'm not one to clothes shop, but this time I put on those clothes and saw how "fine" I looked.....well, I have to admit, those smiles (and tears of joy) trumped any over eating I could have done. Those "satisfied with myself" feelings still linger to this day.
I know I will still take one day at a time on this journey as I had some concerns when starting maintenance, but six weeks in maintenance, a vacation behind me and an attitude of "I can/will do this"....well it's a winning combination. I will keep setting new goals and moving forward...
Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone has a Sensational Sunday and let's keep making those healthy choices together. ((HUGS))