Well... it certainly has been a long month. The good news? My ticker stayed accurate. The bad news? My ticker stayed accurate.
It began like this, ya see....
I had a poor-choice WEEK in December when I went up 4.2 lbs (in one frickin' week...). I was on vacation (totally not an excuse, and not trying to make it one) and coupled with a foot injury that prevented my usual exercise routine... and I knew
what I was doing to myself, but I did it anyway. But that's long in the past now. I've already analyzed that week, learned lessons, and applied some changes to my days off of work.
The following week after I gained that weight I lost 3 lbs, and that was Christmas week, too, so I was rather happy with myself about that. I was right back into the swing of things. New Year's week I was down 2 lbs and was now down a total of 70 lbs
Very happy news indeed.
However, just last week I went up .8. .8! Not even a pound, but I feel very defeated because of it. It's so silly of me to think that this not even a pound has put a damper on my work. I realize this happens to many people, so I just needed to vent. I went over that week in my food trackers, too, and I can't pinpoint an area or day or anything that would have directly
caused a gain. I know, I know, sometimes our bodies do weird things. There are reasons for it, I just can't find it.
Now, just to clarify, I'm not throwing in any towels. I've made permanent changes, and though I do make choices that aren't the best (sheepishly looks back at the vacation week), I'm learning, and applying, and fairly positive about the whole "gettin' healthy with life" experience. Besides, most of my choices have been healthy and stable or I wouldn't be here now.
I'm just not sure why last week got me down. Normally, I would've just rolled with the punch. *sigh*
.8 ... Even as I type this I know I'm being ridiculous.
Well, thanks for listening.
I appreciate being able to talk about my frustration, and I've missed the boards (why I've been missing as of late is a long story, as if this post isn't already too long
)... I didn't realize how much until this month how group support really makes a difference in my efforts.