Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Learning from a Bad Weekend

I finally have internet again! All weekend we were at a lake house without any internet and yesterday, the internet was down at my house, which was so frustrating. It feels good to finally be back! I really hope that you all had an amazing Easter weekend!! Let me tell you a little bit about mine...

Orginally, me, Jon, and Olivia were going to go camping over Easter weekend. However, that didn't work out. Instead, we went away with our friends to a lake house for the long holiday weekend. Like I said, there wasn't any internet or cell phone service. It was the perfect change that we needed from our normal day to day routine, so that we could relax.

I am sad to say that I didn't do a very good job of staying on plan while we were gone.

I should have, because I planned the menu! However, Pinterest got the best of me and I made a lot of recipes that were not Weight Watchers friendly. In addition, as soon as I left my apartment, my vacation mindset kicked in. I felt like I deserved a break from making healthy choices.

I brought healthy snacks for myself, but I did not choose those foods to eat! Instead, I ate what everyone else was eating.

Also, being gone all weekend meant that I was not able to weigh in at Weight Watchers. It always throws me off when I am not able to have an official weigh in with Weight Watchers. Not knowing what I weigh makes me eat like crazy, because I assume the worst (that I have gained weight). Those negative emotions then drive me to eat more than I ever wanted to in the first place!

By the end of the weekend I felt awful! I felt sick to my stomach, because I am not used to stuffing my face like I did. I also felt shame, because I know how to make better choices than I did.

Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know that I am not perfect! I am struggling to lose my baby weight just like the rest of you. I had only been 9 pounds away from my goal weight, but after this weekend, I'm pretty sure I will have more than that to lose.

Now what? I'm going to forgive myself and move on. I'm going back to the basics of the Weight Watchers program: tracking what I eat, drinking water, and exercising. These are just little things, but they will make all the difference for me!

Do you need to get back on track? Did you have a bad Easter? Christmas? Thanksgiving? How much longer will you wait before you start to make healthy choices again?

On a happier note, here are some pictures of my family that were taken on Easter Sunday!

Jon and Olivia after church on Easter Sunday

Me and my baby girl


mrsmarkdave said...

Wow! It is amazing to see Olivia in such a summer dress. She would've froze to death here in Iowa wearing it on Easter Sunday. I guess the whole country wasn't experiencing a warm front at 40 degrees :-)
Glad to see you back. (And I know exactly how you feel. I'm back on track this week after...well, I don't even know how long I've been off track.)

Cotton Blossom said...

Thanks for helping me to realize that I am not alone in falling off the wagon so to speak. I've really struggled all this year after losing 50 lbs last year. It is as if I plan to reward myself right back up to the place where I started. I love Easter but those darn Cadbury Eggs are straight from you know where. I can hardly resist. Little Miss Olivia is beautiful!

The Skinny on Staci said...

Crazy to see her sitting up so well already! Wasn't she just born? :) Sorry you had a yucky, bad week eating-wise.

waytruthlife said...

I love WW points because every day you start all over. It reminds me of Lamentations 3:22-23 "...his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning...."

Robyn said...

It's funny I had a pretty good Easter, but then on Monday everyone brought in leftovers to work...and I had some..then that night I ate most of my Easter candy...what was I thinking!?! I'm trying to get myself back on track today, and kicking myself too

Kathy Salido said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I am still trying to get back on track from Christmas, and bing on Leave of Absence from work for a month, and then Easter. It is a never ending cycle with special occasions and we just need to take it one day at a time :) Little Olivia is just adorable and I love how her dress and Daddy's shirt match!!


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