Well, this week didn't go exactly as I planned. It started off great and ended off great. But, somewhere in between I got a little side tracked.
My family celebrated a large accomplishment by our son this week, with an extravagant dinner, and I went a little overboard. I knew going in that there may be a consequence, but I took that responsibility on because I felt it was worth it, and I have no regrets.
The only problem is, the next couple of days, I had foods that I was trying to avoid.... like french fries. I guess you can say I became laxed and it showed up on the scale at my weight in.
I gained a half pound this week and didn't reach my 25 lb goal. I was disappointed somewhat, but also expected it. In the past I would've thrown my hands up in the air and threw in the towel. But this time is different. I want to succeed. I want to get to that goal. I know that having one bad week doesn't mean to just quit everything that I have worked so hard for so far.
So, I made a promise to myself this week. I am going to be more conscious of what I eat AND I am going to track all of my foods in my journal.
Honestly, with the holidays here, I find I can be tempted and side tracked so easily. I have to just take a step back and remind myself how I got to where I am now. I have to remember that I am in control of my own actions and no one can make me do anything that I don't want to do.
I read a really good article yesterday on Appetite for Health and it really sunk in. It talked about Holiday weight gain and gave tips on how to overcome those extra pounds some of us put on during that time. I think you would really enjoy reading it too, so I am sharing the article with you.
The main thing I get out of this article is that, I have to be responsible and accountable for my actions. Let me say it in another perspective. If I dropped a glass of water or an open box of cereal, I wouldn't just leave it there on the ground. I would clean it up and toss it out. Well, emotions and actions can work the same way.
I tell myself, if you do something that you aren't happy with, stop doing it. Throw it away ..... change the way you look at your actions and stop throwing yourself down the stairs every time you fail. You are only a failure if you allow yourself to be. Learn from your mistakes, pick yourself up off the ground and get back into that ring and get the job done.
Learn from your mistakes.
Have a great week! I will.