I lost about 20 pounds 6 months ago, and have been maintaining pretty well. However, these last few weeks have been a mess. I am scared to even weigh myself and see the damage I have done.
I know it's because I have been drinking 4 nights a week due to all of the graduation celebrations/etc. When I drink, my self control just goes out the window and I feel like "Well, this is a special occasion, and college is almost over and I should just enjoy it." But then the next morning I feel so ashamed and guilty about my binge. And then vow to get back on the wagon - only to tumble right off as soon as I start drinking again.
I think I may be someone who just can't drink and be in a weight loss mode. Also, I think after you mess up once, all the cravings come back with a vengeance. I'm going to go back to a clean, fabulous phase 1 for 5 days and hopefully feel better and more in control. And maybe start only drinking vodka/soda while downtown dancing as I did when I was trying to lose weight last semester. Bleh. I feel discouraged.