Day Eighteen…

How do you reset after a setback? My weight gain this week did a number on my mindset and I’m having a hard time. If you decided to read this post, then you probably have an idea of the struggle that can accompany weight loss efforts. Seriously, sometimes weight loss can be so hard. I’m in the thick of it right now. Here are some feelings I’m having:

  • Shock and disappointment and a loss of control
  • Anger at results and/or at myself: emotional exhaustion
  • Fear of being a failure who gains back weight for all to see

Writing down these feelings brings me a sense of relief that is sort of remarkable. Writing feels so good because as I name these feelings I am gaining some perspective and a sense of control. That matters, it does because the most powerful words are the ones that I either tell myself or won’t say at all. So, what happens next?

What I decide to do right now, will shape my future. What kind of future do I want? One where I am healthy and confident. How do I get there? What’s the plan? Here is what I am going to do today:

  1. Drink a lot of water, that will make me feel better.
  2. Plan out what I am going to eat today:
    1. Mixed berries, an egg, and a slice of toast (1 sp)
    2. Salad chicken breast, balsamic vinegar, Terrafina omega 3 booster (3 sp)
    3. Grapes & a cheese stick (3 sp)
    4. A glass of wine, grilled pork chop, baked potato w/2 tsp butter, spinach & mushrooms (12 sp)
  3. Monitor hunger cues to direct when I eat.
  4. Monitor emotions throughout the day, look for triggers.
  5. Indulge in night time routines and go to bed by 10:30 pm.

That’s my plan readers, so please, send me your positive thoughts and I will send them back to you. There is no reason to do all this alone. I think sharing the experiences on the journey makes the trail easier to travel. So, let’s go now and find some joy in the journey again.

6 thoughts on “Day Eighteen…

  1. Sending good karma your way. Writing about it is cathartic- you’ve already accomplished more than 98% of us who are on this journey. You won’t fail!

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  2. Sometimes you need to shake things up with your meals. Figure out when you are hungrier. Maybe add more food in morning and less at night. Or Try to eat earlier at night. Water, water, water is definitely magic! It flushes all the toxins and makes you happy. You got this! ❤️

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  3. . I feel myself slipping into a sadness that I know will lead me to failure. I feel disappointed in myself because I allow others (mainly my hubby) to take me off path without even a struggle. Here’s what we all need to remember; I can be as healthy and as active as I choose to be. I can choose to be sad or I can choose to be active and healthy. CHOOSE IT AND THEN DO IT. Have a very focused and blessed day.

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