Hey everyone. I joined 3FC in late July and have been really enjoying it so far. You are all incredibly positive and supportive and kind to one another...a rare find on the internet.
I wanted to start a thread that talked about getting through a set back. Usually when I start to slip is when I stop reaching out for support and stop getting on the scale because I try to promise myself that I will look when I know I am back to where I was. How this logic gets through a thought process and actually put into action is beyond me. I know better! Its time to get those two-steps back (or 5 pounds) out of my head and get back on track!
I started my weight loss journey in mid-june and was really solid until two weeks ago. I was down almost 15 pounds, which is the most I have ever lost, and was feeling confident I had figured out what to do. Then a hurricane was headed for New York and I jetted out of town for a weekend of fun with friends deciding that I could take a few days off and get back on track when all the craziness was over. It seems once you make one excuse acceptable it becomes 10 times easier to make every other excuse acceptable.
When I got back it was my TOM and I started working on a blog with my friend (which takes up more time then I ever imagined! Sundayfunday-blog.com
- if you are interested.) and the excuses started to feel like reasons and I started to justified away two months of hard work. Then the long weekend hit and I figured well I've been off plan for over a week now...what's three more days?
Yesterday I finally forced myself onto the scale and for a moment was surprised to see a 5 pound jump. The thought went through my head, "Your still 10 pounds down from where you started. That's good."
Then I got real with myself. I said self, if I start thinking that way I will be saying "Your still 8 pounds down...5 pounds...3...2...1..." until I'm right back where I started. So, I went to the gym. I'm not 10 pounds down...I'm 5 pounds up. 5 pounds I don't want.
So here I am, day 2 of back on track and feeling a million times better then day 14 off track.
What have been some of your set backs and how have you worked through them?