I was right about the small change in the scales this morning, but I was wrong about the direction. I gained 0.2 lbs - UGH!! I had another good eating day today, so I know that sooner or later the scales will catch up. But, I am frustrated.
One of the reasons I started this blog was to share the good, bad & ugly of this journey, not just the sunshine & roses. This is part of the ugly. Even though my brain knows that if I keep on doing what I am supposed to be doing the scales will follow, but my heart isn't there.
So far, I've kept my car in the road, but it is getting harder & harder every day. I've heard a couple more analogies about staying on course:
*If you're driving along and your car has a flat tire, what do you do? You pull over fix/change the tire and drive on. You don't throw up your hands and slash the other three!!
*If you stumble going down the stairs you don't fling yourself the rest of the way down, you grab the handrail and straighten up.
I'm gathering all the analogies I can to keep myself from sabotaging myself.
On another note, one of our counselors at work asked me yesterday how I'd lost weight. I gave him a brief recap regarding switching between the two eating plans, and cheat days. He thought that was a good plan, and I mentioned that my mentality regarding the cheat days made me wonder about an addictive personality trait. He said that what I was doing was working so not to worry about it. I felt a great burden lifted. I'll just keep doing what's working. How simple? Why didn't I think of that?
I Need To
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