I'm part of an amazing online weight loss/health goal accountability group. Each day, many of us post updates, mostly to stay engaged and to check in through the ups and downs.
Lately, I've had lots of ups.
But, the power of this group is when you show up when you screw up.
I think I'm going to start doing that here, too.
Here's my post from today. It shows that my path to progress isn't always forward. Sometimes, I take a big leap off the road. But, I check the damage and get back on the long and winding road (Thanks, Paul ;)) That's what today's post is all about:
I don't remember who said this here, but "the scale giveth and the scale taketh away."
Today the scale gave me almost 4 pounds.
First response: Ugh.
Second response: Hmm, that's interesting
Third response: Yup, know how that happened.
Day got turned a bit upside down. Wound up not doing stir fry with a friend but spend the day with my husband and girls. Went out for BBQ and managed fine. Later in the day, had a few pretzels. Ok...Then, I ordered from local pizza place for my eldest and then husband wanted some and then I got a calzone and salad--planned to split the salad with hubby and eat half the calzone.
Cue the leap off the cliff.
Did split the salad but ate most of the calzone and a breadstick. It wasn't even that good.
I felt so bloated and ick when I finished.
So, what did I learn?
When my plans change for the day, I need to change my food plan. I didn't make a plan for dinner and that ALMOST ALWAYS leads me to bad choices.
Why did I keep eating? That one is tougher to answer. I remember thinking, "Oh, I ate under my calories all week--it's ok." Um...it would be ok if I ate in control and had a plan. This was neither of those things.
I'm grateful that I'm learning to focus on the moving average and not just the recorded weight. I'd be seasick from the ups and downs.
So, it's Sunday. Meal plan day. Lots of water. And moving on...
But, yeah, I'm annoyed at myself. And a little of that is ok. Learning to balance accepting/understanding consequences vs beating myself up.
I'm Marie. I'm working toward a 200 lb. weight loss goal. I'm doing it with baby steps. Follow my journey here.