One of those, I'm feeling awful about myself moments...
Yesterday, as I was just heading out, my sister starts laughing at me, telling me I should lay off the ice cream because it looks like I got pudgy again. I went upstairs and stepped on the scale and sure enough, It went from 180 two months ago to 187. I finished TOM over a week ago so its not waterweight. No excess of sodium either 0.o...byebye self esteem...hello selfconcousness. Its been awhile. -_-
I know its my fault...I usually hyperfocus on one thing at a time. Weightloss was that one thing for me, especially the past 5 months...so in May, I started taking a break and focusing on other things. Not watching my portion sizes, and eating alot of sweets but generally eating pretty healthy besides that. I took a break from excerising but still ran a few times a week. All these things lead me to gaining weight again.
Posting this here so that I get back on track, and hopefully get back down to 180 before the summer is over. Wish me luck
You can do it! Those 7lbs will melt off, I'm sure.
I'm the same way with the hyperfocusing... It's pretty bad. I'll cycle through things though. Right now it's weight loss, a while ago it was starting my own business making lip balms and other handmade beauty products, and before that it was knitting. I'll focus SO HARD on one thing, it becomes almost an obsession. So yeah. I get you on that. I think the key is to calm down, take it one day at a time, and try to let things go. Hyperfocusing can stress you out big time.
And as far as your sister, I know how sisters can be, but she could have been a bit more tactful about that...
Mini Goals: 199 - Onederland! (New Perfume) - Achieved 4/08/11! 185 (Coach Wristlet) - Achieved ??? 166 - No Longer Obese (ALMOST THERE!!!) - Achieved 7/26/12 151 - Halfway to Normal 136 - No Longer Overweight (teh iPhones) 128 - GOAL!!!! (New Wardrobe, Tattoo!)
You've got this, lady! You're an inspiration to us here. Nothing wrong with focusing on other things, but it's all about finding balance. I have faith that you'll get rid of these few pounds and feel great about yourself again.
there are nicer ways of saying it, but as your sister i'm sure she means well, cares about you and is just looking out for you. there's nothing to feel awful about, 7 lbs over the course of a couple months is no biggie. some people here, myself included, can probably go up 7 lbs in just a week! time to focus again, thats all. i have no doubt you will be back at 180 by the end of summer
Last edited by valalltogether : 07-09-2012 at 04:44 PM.
At least you got the wake up call early, don't fret I've seen people regain 20-40 pounds and they look it but 7 pounds to the rest of the world isn't that visible but to you or your sister yeah ah shucks you'll be flying!
Bingeing is not coping Kept up maintenance and learned more healthy habits
I did the same thing! I was maintaining at about 170-175 for about 10 months, then back in May, I'm not quite sure but I gained 15 lbs by the middle of June and was like, um this needs to change! You can do it!
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