Well, my eating plan went completely to "heck" last weekend -- visitors over, I made lots of great food and plenty of healthy choices, but just couldn't seem to get my act together. I chose all the bad foods and know that I am up, up, UP (at least, that is how I feel!)! And, to be honest, I've been slack for the past 2 weeks
Now, no excuses here. I didn't do the right thing. I am making poor choices and I own that completely. So I sat down, reevaluated things and think I know what has happened:
1. I'm not drinking my water. I've slipped in this department, and I'm pretty sure that I've misinterpreted my thirst for hunger.
2. I'm doing a hot yoga challenge (30 classes in 30 days), which means that I'm probably retaining some water AND I've given myself permission to be not as strict as usual, thinking that the "exercise will take care of it".
3. I'm not planning as I used to. And failing to plan means that I'm planning to fail.
4. I've eaten OUT twice last week, and twice this week, and gone for what I really "feel" like having. I'm making healthier choices but not the best choices, like at the local Cambodian/Thai restauarant: instead of beef noodle soup (where I can drink the broth and have the beef and avoid most of the rice noodles) I'm picking the yellow curry delight with rice (not a burger, and has grains, but not the best choice). I haven't eaten chocolate nor chips nor burgers nor fries nor pizza and if I feel hungry, I'm making a conscious effort to pick healthy options like a banana. But I'm eating way more than I should. As in, why not 2 bananas? Why? See excuses 1 and 2 above!
5. I'm not as strict in recording what I'm eating. In fact, I'm not recording ANYTHING, except mentally.
So, I know what I have to do. I WON'T let this slip defeat me! I have made the following resolutions to address what has happened: drink my water, keep up the exercise, plan and follow-through, cut back on the eating out, and record what I am eating.
I guess that this shows me, yet again, that I have to sustain my effort if I want to be successful in the long term. And that this will be a life-long struggle, and there is no "cure"... double
I would love to hear from those successful losers and maintainers IF they experienced a period like this, and how they were able to get back on track. I really need a pat on the back right now!!!!
Thanks for listening!