Last Tuesday night at my weigh in I gained 2 pounds! I could tell that it was coming, but that still did not make me feel any better!
After the meeting, I decided that I needed to get back on track, because two pounds could easily become twenty. In order to do that, I understood that I had to go back to the basics. This week I started tracking everything I ate, weighing & measuring my portions, making healthy choices, and saying no to the foods that I knew would not satisfy me.
This choice to start over and get back on track was met with a lot of opposition!
Saturday was the hardest day of all, because I was home alone and tired. I do not make the greatest food choices when I am tired. In college, I used food as a way to stay awake to study and that habit has been very hard to break. I even wrote about my struggle on my blog's Facebook page, " I'm home alone, tired, and I am overeating! Ah! I'm chewing on gum now and I am about to go brush my teeth, because I don't need to eat anything else."
I made mistakes on Saturday, but I did not let that ruin the rest of my week. Sunday morning I got up and ate a healthy breakfast. After church Jon and I went for a 4 1/2 mile walk! Do you know what? Sunday and Monday I was able to stay within my daily PointsPlus target!
It feels so good to see how far I have come! Before Weight Watchers I would have given up and continued to eat as a result of my failures. However, Weight Watchers has taught me that one mistake, one bad day, is not enough to throw away your entire week! I have forgiven myself and learned a little something in the process.
Tonight, I weigh in and I am excited to see how I did. Even if the number on the scale is not what I want it to be I know that I have learned a lot about myself this week and I cannot be mad about that!
Don't throw in the towel, because you make one mistake. We all make mistakes every day, but that is not a good reason to give up. Keep pressing on!
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27