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July/August slump...and righting the ship!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We sent our oldest back to school today which kind of makes it feel like summer is over. What a blast we had! I spent time camping in the mountains, doing a 7 mile backpacking trip, staying with family at a cabin, and best of all a week playing at the beach in San Diego. Tons of memories made and I was able to enjoy so much of these trips because of my weight loss.

But in reality, I've been struggling over this past month. In the weeks leading up to our San Diego vacation i got a bit lax on weight loss. I jumped back into some old habits with eating out during lunch and snacking way to much in the evening. Worst of all, I just stopped tracking what I ate. After getting back from our vacation, I knew I was up in weight but didn't want to admit it or get serious for a while. Over the weekend, I got on the scale and saw that I was over 300 again which made me mad. I fought hard to get out of the 300's and was planning to never go back. I had to look back and come to the realization that I didn't push this hard to give up right now. Yes, I have been able to do tons more and I feel so much better than 60 lbs ago but I still have a long way to go. I really want to go skiing again this winter. It has been several years and I am not there yet.

How to right the ship?
Yesterday I tracked everything I ate for the first time in a long time. I didn't succumb to the temptation to eat out at lunch. I ate dinner then stayed busy the rest of the night preventing the snacking. I got on the scale this morning and saw 299! I still have a little ground to make up but I am so glad I stopped this backslide without too much damage done. I am committed this week to take the correct steps and continue to see progress.
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