Friday, December 21, 2018
I feel like I'm struggling in my attitude toward food right now...I guess this time of year is hard on everyone, but I don't remember struggling like this last year...sigh. It doesn't help that these are SUPER busy days right now. I just got back from a week long cruise which as everyone knows is non-stop food...both healthy and unhealthy. That was my first cruise since I reached maintenance weight and it was harder than I thought it would be. I'm usually VERY determined but I still struggled in my attitude toward food. On the upside, I walked A LOT because my husband and I like the deck 12 track with a view of the ocean! Ships are big places and just going from one end to the other gets a lot of steps. I tracked all my food and took my scale with me so it's not like I gave up on my plan even though I ate more than usual.
I've gone straight from the cruise right into the final days of helping my Mom buy a house near me. The closing on the home is later this morning so I'm just catching my breath a minute as I write this. For everyone right now, it's one event to the next these days...happy, busy, but challenging days. My center weight is 132 and I've weighed closer to 133-134 quite a few days lately which makes me feel like I'm failing...but I'm really not. Yes, I'm struggling in my attitude sometimes but I knew it wouldn't be easy to maintain my weight loss because I've failed at that before. I'm struggling but hanging in there. Today's weight was back below 133 so even though I feel the struggle inside my head, I haven't really abandoned the ship. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today and I have no intention of undoing all that hard work...I just need to get my head back in the game!
May we all enjoy the rest of the holiday season while not allowing the celebratory food to totally undo us!