So today has just ended up being kind of crummy. I know I need to have a little perspective about this, but right now I just feel sad and defeated.
First I'll start with the piece that should be a bigger deal, but in my mind, isn't the bigger issue. I found out Sunday that my identity has been stolen and the jerk who stole it cleaned out my checking account. Thankfully I have enough cash and savings to get me through to the end of the week, when I get paid, but it's still an inconvenience. Not to mention that when I went into the bank I discovered it will be at least 10 days until I get my money back and 10 days until I get my new bank card. I also have no idea how my identity was stolen so there is little that I can do to protect myself further.
My second piece that's bringing me down today came when I weighed myself after school today. I'm so disappointed to report that in 2 weeks I gained 4 pounds. I know this weekend I had a great time, drinking beer, eating food, etc., but I didn't expect that much of a gain, especially when I've been pretty good for the past 2 weeks. I knew that eventually I'd have to deal with some weight gain/ plateaus but I haven't given much thought to how I'm going to cope with these challenges. So here I am, having to cope with it, now. So here is how I plan on coping with this set back.
1. I turned to pinterest and spark people. I went out and looked up pins for overcoming weight loss setbacks. I'm putting these out here and printing some to put in my bedroom. Then I started reading blogs and message boards on Sparkpeople and then I wrote this blog.
2. I'm recommitting to staying in my calorie range and tracking everything I eat. While I hate to admit it I have been lax about the chips and halloween candy I've had here and there. Granted I'm not sure the less than 1 serving of chips and extra piece of candy warrant 4 pounds, they do add up and I need to be better about admitting my mistakes and accepting the consequences.
3. Get back on track with fitness. Yes I have some physical limitations with my injured foot, but I can still focus on working out within those boundaries.
I'm open to suggestions, especially as the holidays are approaching, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for listening. Time to recenter and get back on track.