So, there I was, popping along with my weight loss and seeing steady progress. Then, around five months ago, I got some bad news. A favorite uncle had passed away unexpectedly. It REALLY hit me hard.
I stayed on track all through the trip back to Britain for the funeral - exercising and eating reasonably - but, since I've been back, it's as though I've completely lost all of the good habits I had built. I am still walking regularly (thank heaven for dogs who don't understand excuses), but I stopped working on on the eliptical machine, stopped lifting weights, stopped even reading my SparkPeople team posts, stopped eating fruits and vegetables regularly, stopped religiously counting calories, and started eating complete junk (e.g. chocolate candies, potato chips, etc.).
First my weight just sat at the same number for weeks and weeks (which was disheartening, since I was used to seeing it go down for so long). Then, it started moving up!
At first, I was in denial; so, I didn't even record the new weights. I was sure it was just a blip that would go away as quickly as it came. I have now gained back 10 lbs.!
A number of times, I tried to restart my good habits; but I wouldn't last a day or two before falling back into the bad ones.
I AM NOT GOING TO GAIN BACK THE WEIGHT I WORKED SO HARD TO LOSE!!!!!
Today, I am taking back my life. I walked four miles this morning, despite a migraine; and right now I am going to make a crockpot dinner so that I have no excuse to eat rubbish when I get hungry later on. I have faithfully measured and recorded everything that went into my mouth so far today and pledge to continue doing that. I also switched my SparkCoach program to the Plateau Buster's plan (although I wonder if it's really called a "plateau" if you're actually climbing back up?). I am absolutely committed to following it faithfully for the next 28 days.
If any of my SP friends read this - I'm sorry to have neglected you (and myself) for so long.