I know it is an easy excuse not to lose weight to say that something happened to get in the way. A birthday, wedding, holiday etc. They can all put you off track but I try to plan for such events and can usually manage to limit the damage.
I have recently been trying to lose 9lbs in 9 weeks, then it was 9lbs in 7 weeks and then 9lbs in 5 weeks. Still do-able I think. So what has stopped me in my tracks now.
Up to last weekend I had lost 2lbs of the 9, so on track. Then I received an appointment to go for a medical procedure to investigate some digestive problems I have (diarrhea) and a diet sheet to go with it. An endoscopy and colonoscopy. Holy moses I am well and truly scuppered. Because they want to look in both ends I have to follow a very strict diet which eliminates all fibre from my diet. No dairy, no salad, no veg and no fruit. I have to live on bread, potatoes, rice and pasta with meat for 3 days. How I craved my yoghurt and raspberry breakfast and my salad lunch or vegetable soup dinner. I couldn't cheat on this as it would have been a waste of the consultants time if he couldn't see inside me, what was the point. I gained 2lbs on that.
The night before the event I had to drink a potion of horror which emptied me out completely, then I was allowed an evening meal of a plate of pasta then light supper of jam or honey on toast. I then had to get up at 4am and drink another vile potion and eat nothing at all. I thought that would be a bonus of massive weight loss but no, when I got to the hospital they were worried that I might go into a diabetic coma as I had eaten nothing since 10pm the night before so they put me on an infusion of 2 litres of glucose. Thanks for that (but really, I probably needed it).
Weigh in this morning and I have gained a total of 3 lbs, so not I have to lose 10lbs before my deadline of 23rd October. 4 weeks to lose 10 lbs. I don't think I can do that, not forgetting I am diabetic and have to eat even when I sometimes don't want to. Like when I do exercise I have to be careful not to let the glucose levels get too low so I have to eat something.
Feeling a bit down about it all I have to count my blessings. They didn't find anything wrong with me. Okay, I have to live with what is known as diabetic stomach but that's what Imodium was invented for. But, I don't have cancer or crohns disease or coeliac disease or any other disease.
I am also thankful for Sparkpeople as I have logged my progress over my time and can look back. When I started here (long time ago) I was 183 lbs. I am now 159, so that is 24 lbs lighter. How can that be failure. I am just having a blip and I will get over it. Maybe not 10 lbs in 4 weeks but I will do my best and maybe I can still have a reasonable loss - maybe 5 or 6 lbs. Who knows, I have to keep trying.
Motto, keep on keeping on.