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Did I fall or just stumble a little?

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Monday, October 24, 2016

That's the question I have asked myself. Two weeks ago I got on the scale and about had a heart attack. I was losing about a pound a week. Met my first goal of losing 15 pounds. I did it a month ahead of myself. I even got into 28 day boot camp and was going strong. Then two weeks ago I get on the scale on my regular weigh in day and, WOW! up six pounds! Then the next week I was back down ,but still two pounds heavier then what I was.
What happened? where did I go wrong? Still I kept going, not letting this set back mess me up. Thinking , well, it must be that I got way to much sodium and with strength training and boot camp I am building some muscles, right? Then I get a call saying my little sister and Mom are coming to visit from out of state.We don't get a chance to see much of each other and I was excited and started getting ready for their arrival. And, my workout has been put on hold. I did watch my portion sizes when eating but, still it was high calorie foods all the way. They insisted that we eat at fast food place when we were out and about. Even then I tried to watch what I ate. Now, here I am two days after they have left and I am scared to step on the scale not wanting to find that what I worked so hard to accomplish is washed under the sink and all because I couldn't keep up with my workouts when they were here to burn off all that extra calories.
Today is a new day and I am going to start all over again. I know I will not meet my second goal of dropping one size by November 1st. But, I can work on getting down to 200 pounds by Christmas. I have to keep looking at the fact that even though I might have gained a few pounds I still have lost an overall 11 inches from my body and that isn't coming back anytime soon if I can help it.
Did I stumble or did I fall? I think ,I had a slight step backwards and stumbled, I caught myself and I am going forward. I can't let it discourage me and fall completely. After all I am doing this for me. And only I can make myself stumble and fall. Even though it is hard at times to stay focused I have have to keep pushing myself in the right direction.
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