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I call a do-over

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Last week was a difficult one on me. After losing 2 pounds a week consistently over the last 3 weeks, I gained 2. I know why it happened, and I'm refusing to beat myself up over it.

My weight gain simply boils down to this: I wasn't paying attention. And that's such an easy thing to stop doing! Between my boss' birthday party (for which I baked the cake), the extra little stresses at work (I tend to hit the "candy bin" that we keep very close to my desk when I'm stressed), and the breakfast meeting with the oh-so-delicious banana bread, I gave myself a few too many "off" days. In fact, I didn't track at all last week!

But that's ok. The one thing I didn't stop doing this week was working on my positive self talk. So no, Zandy. You didn't do your best this week, but you did NOT derail everything you worked for! I'm still 6 pounds lighter than I was in the beginning, and for that I'm grateful. I'm grateful Spark People taught me how I SHOULD be talking to myself.

This is a learning experience. I have learned that I'm not quite ready to cut the umbilical cord to Spark People and take care of my nutrition by myself. Do you know that without actively looking at my goals, I just didn't eat any vegetables one day? Well that was the norm for me four weeks ago. I was never conscious of what type of food I was consuming. Apparently it isn't as ingrained into me as I thought it would be by this point.

In just under 2 months, I am leaving on a cruise with my husband. I can still reach my short-term goal by that point if I just watch myself! And I WILL reach that goal! I am doing Stage 3 of the Spark Diet over this week, and I will do a great job with it, I know. :)
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