1 week, plus 11 pounds
Monday, December 07, 2009
Okay, this week was interesting, for those of you reading one of my blogs for the first time. Since March I have been a bit of robot in weight loss, losing 111 pounds and losing weight every week.
So to add 11 pounds in one week is insane. So what happened, why, what have I learned and what am i doing now.
Firstly I apologize to all those people recently who have been following my progress due to me becoming a spark people motivator, and hope this doesn't turn you off any advice I have given.
A couple of months ago I remember my wife asking if I thought I would be fine if I wasn't writing all my food into spark people, and I said "for sure," I thought I was completely on top of it all, in fact in the summer, when I went to New Orleans for the week, I lost weight with out access to sparkpeople.
But apparently I am not as much on top of it as I would hope, or thought. Thanksgiving came last Thursday and I ate a little bit more than normal, nothing much, but the next day I took a vacation, and pretty much thought I would take a vacation from my diet as well. As I ate more, I seemed to get back in the habit of overeating. I began to eat like I used to, and stopped drinking water. After I ate, it would physically hurt, but at the next meal I would eat again. It was insane. I must of lost control at some point, and just had no self control. Well the vacation has been over for a while now, but the diet vacation continued. On Friday I told myself, on Monday I would get back on track. So over the weekend I ate like there was no tomorrow.
Well today is Monday, it is the afternoon, and boy I feel so much better. I have been eating my normal sparkpeople amount, I have been tracking food and drinking water, my energy is better, and I feel good.
It is hard explain the last week; it is even harder explaining it to myself without feeling a bit dumb. But the great thing about sparkpeople, there is accountability. My choice is to give up and leave sparkpeople, or be honest and get back on track.
Well there is no choice for me, I have worked way to hard this year to be giving up, I love my new life of being relatively fit, and so I stand before you, very much a human, and saying I am getting back on track. It may well take a month to get back to where I was last week, but I will get back. I do hope to learn from this experience, and never repeat it.
I never thought I would have an experience of feeling better eating less food than more, but I feel great today, better than I have all week, and hope to keep this feeling etched in my brain forever.