Falling off the wagon is NOT the end of the world (or the end of my healthy lifestyle)!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Without going into great detail, suffice it to say that every aspect of my life has been besieged by bad karma in the past two weeks. My job, my finances, even my pets, have contributed to one of the most stressful period of time I've had in a long time. Depression, frustration, and anger have been my companions during this time. I ate a Butterfinger (fun size), I ate a chocolate chip cookie, I ate a brownie, I ate gravy and mashed potatoes. I only exercised twice in two weeks. I didn't properly track my food, although I tried to be mindful of what I was eating. Some days I kept my calories reasonable, a couple of days I did not. I'm working 50 hours a week, I'm tired, I'm cranky, and I just didn't care about anything some days. I'm sure you can all relate.
I have finally gotten myself to the point where I am weighing weekly instead of daily, but I just didn't care enough to weigh in last week There was also a part of me that didn't want face the weight gain on top of all the other negative events going on. So, today I screwed up the courage to step on the scales and face the music. I was fully prepared to face the set back that I had allowed, and deal with it. I stepped....slowly made myself look down.....and weighed the same as two weeks ago!
Lesson learned! Okay, so I probably cheated myself out of losing another pound or two. However, had I not chosen to face the music and start over, I would have eventually gained weight and lost more ground in my journey toward healthy living. The sooner I take responsibility and get back on the wagon, the less damage is done.
If you fall off the wagon, don't let it permanently derail all of your hard work. Take responsibility, promise yourself you will get back at it, and just DO IT! The sooner you get back at it, the less damage is done.