When Challenges Arise
Sunday, September 08, 2019
So after two phenomenal weeks, I've had a bit of a hiccup the past couple of days. Both the result of being outside of routine. I so don't want to be one of those people who can't "go with the flow" and be able to survive a bit of turbulence, but perhaps instead of being worried about that, I should just worry about the strategies necessary to overcome those times when for whatever reason I lose focus on staying on plan.
On Friday, I left work and went to visit my mother at the rehab center she is currently in. My aunt and cousin had flown in from Florida and were there, along with a bunch of other family members. We decided to send out for pizza and salad and have dinner in a conference room at the rehab so my mom could join us. I did try to eat a reasonable amount, but I was hungry, so I tried to eat enough to fill me up in increments, which I find out sometimes results in eating more.
Prior to Friday, I found myself taking note of being able to go to the rehab right after work, ,spend a couple of hours, and then come home and eat a reasonable dinner and be satisfied for the evening. But for some reason that self control was nowhere to be found on Friday, either when I was eating there or, unfortunately, when I got home, where I continued to "graze" more than I should have. And yesterday, I had a project at home I really wanted to finish, so instead of having a good breakfast and tackling it, I dove right into it after I woke up and then suddenly there it was, 1 pm and I hadn't eaten anything yet. So that led to that hunger driven overeating that put me way over my WW point intake for the day. I did track every bite and I think I'm okay today, but my lifelong MO has been that once the spell is broken, it is very hard to get back to healthy eating. I am writing to try to "right the ship" so to speak and get my mindset back in the right mode. Let's hope it happens.