When you realize that weight does NOT go down or up on a regular and always predictable pattern. Consistent and regular healthy choices will result in the losses you are looking for.
Having said that, YOU are the one who can create a PLAN to make it less likely that you will fall into the trap of binging the NEXT time the scale doesn't do your bidding. If you have a plan and IF YOU LOOK at what you did, when you did it, with whom, where, and what you were feeling or thinking at the time, you can prevent a similar disappointment the NEXT time. Heck, realistically, you MIGHT have another - but different - problem that you need to address the NEXT time you are not perfect, but you reduce the chances of the SAME problem recurring.
Realistically, we will never be perfect and our weight will not always drop when it SHOULD or when we THINK it should. So the solution is to trouble shoot and problem solve when we experience a problem. What might have distracted you? What did you eat? Would you have eaten it if it wasn't easily available? Would you have stopped after ONE portion IF it were in a single serve pack? Would you have stopped if instead of dwelling on what if, you had moved forward and acknowledged that you DID GOOD but the scale is slow to catch up sometimes? Would it have helped to talk/post/blog/or write about your feelings instead of ignoring them and them eating to feel better?
I do not know you, but I sure know about the feelings and emotions and difficulties we face when we try to sweep the whole thing under the rug instead of DEALING with it and PLANNING for ways to outsmart it the NEXT time - and there is ALWAYS a next time.
You may not get a PERFECT plan the first time you try to create one, but you WILL learn some things about yourself and at least have a starting place for creating and implementing a BETTER plan for the future.
Pre-planning where you think you will have trouble is a good place to start, but rarely do we get ALL the places covered the first time around. Stick with it and move on. You are NOT a terrible person, you are NOT a failure, you will NOT necessarily gain a lot of weight because you had a binge - you are HUMAN and a total success if you were doing so well up to THAT point - celebrate the things you did RIGHT and expand on them. YOU WILL SEE PROGRESS if you keep on making better choices along the way.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
| current weight: 238.0