If last week’s blog talked about staying in the driver’s seat than today I need to confess: my eating over Passover so far seems like a car crash. Despite good intentions, I wasn’t in control and I wasn’t in the driver’s seat. I ate and over ate. Then I had some more. Sometimes it was ‘good items’ such as fruit or salad but other times it was cake and Kugels. The bottom line was I did not really heed my own advice. Grrr, how annoyed at myself am I!?!
So now, how do I turn this around? I think back to how I recommitted to WW after this same holiday back in 2006. That was the time I put all the pieces together and actually did the program and ‘Surprise’ it worked! The success was slow but over time those .2 and .4 losses added up. I started tracking honestly and even on weekends. I committed to showing up each week to my weigh in and to sticking with it no matter what.
Today I am remembering the lessons learned then. I’d rather catch the negative behaviors at 5 pounds up rather than letting it (easily) become ten or twenty. I worked too hard to get to where I am to give it all up!
I’m sure these last few holiday meals (four to be exact) will still be challenging and off my routine. But I’m more focused and determined to ‘pace ‘ myself and stay closer to my usual healthy habits.
I’m going to do the best I can. Then Tuesday night when I pack away my Passover dishes till next year,I also plan to pack away any bad behaviors and get back on track. I’ll weigh in Friday no matter what.
Let’s be real. This won’t be the first or last time I veer off track. But, I’m resetting my weight loss gps to find my way back home.