Falling Back on Old Habits

After a long weekend of indulging I am feeling pretty lousy. Even after a few days passed my body is still holding onto a few extra pounds. I’m considering 3 day juice cleanses, double workouts, and even taping my mouth shut – which would probably make a couple of people happy.

I guess 8 months of being healthy is no match for 20-some years of creating and developing bad habits that seem to be holding on for dear life. That’s the crazy thing about this process, one day I feel like I can handle things and a couple of days later I’m feeling bad about eating an entire pint of Halo Top or a handful of chocolate chip cookies.

I know I need to take a deep breath and remember why I’m doing this. It seems like yesterday I was 250 pounds and I know how I got there and I don’t want to go back to that weight or lifestyle.

For those of you dealing with weight loss challenges how do you deal with the mental ups and downs that seem to parallel the scale’s ups and downs? I know I need to keep in mind that gaining a few pounds is not the end of the world. But that’s easier said than done right? I’d love to know your thoughts.

(Stepping away from the Halo Top)

heidy

1 comment on “Falling Back on Old Habits”

  1. mom Reply

    I believe that you should not beat yourself up over this weekend. I know you really work hard on avoiding temptation. When we were at all 3 places & the candy shop I almost said something but decided that you were just letting go temporarily & knew that you would pull yourself back in. I think the trick is to avoid those “red light” foods as much as you can. Maybe the foods/sweets taste so good because you have stayed away so…long. Remember – it is easier to control the loss if you stay at home & don’t eat out. Also it is a good that your mom doesn’t get to Chicago too much.
    I am proud of you for your efforts & again – what’s done is done. Move on & go back to your routine.
    As Weight Watchers says “nothing tastes as good as thin feels”!

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