The last seven days have been really ok. I’ve regained my focus and for most of the week I’ve been following the plan. There have been two social occasions when I was eating out; dinner last Thursday, and a beautiful afternoon tea on Bank holiday Monday, luckily this is part of living and I felt no guilt enjoying my food.
Normally these two events wouldn’t have been a problem, considering I’ve been really good the rest of the time, but because of the week before which was so bad, even if I avoided gaining any weight, I won’t be able to rejoice over any weight loss this week. Instead, I will have to accept a weight gain today.
Strangely, this doesn’t upset me. It is what it is. However good I’ve been over the majority of the last seven days; the scales have gone the wrong way. Do you know why it doesn’t upset me? Because I am back on track! Whatever has happened to my weight and whatever I will weigh today, has got nothing to do with this week and how I am feeling inside at this moment in time. I’ve done everything right, but I also know that there is no way I can have a week like the one I had two weeks ago, without any payback or karma. What I won’t do is to waste energy on getting upset and kicking myself over past events I can’t change. The way I see it today is; that two weeks ago I went through a few really horrible, dark days where my best wasn’t very good at all. This happens to all of us now and again. The good thing is that I’ve managed to turn myself around. Yes, I will pay a price today and yes, I have delayed my weight loss with three weeks. The thought of that isn’t fun but looking at the bigger picture, knowing I am taking this journey to change for life, and not just for the summer, three weeks isn’t the end of the world.
I feel very strong at the moment and can’t see any reason why the incoming week won’t be a good one. Who knows, it may become my best week yet, and hopefully this will give me a nice reward via a weight loss next Thursday. Today I will just have to bite the bullet and do what I have had to do so many times before in my life, which is to face the consequences of my past behaviour and start again.
Right! I have now been to face the scales and as suspected they went the wrong way. I had gained one pound or half a kilo. Not brilliant, but definitely not the end of the world either. My goal this week, and I’m making it public, is to take that pound off again plus one more. Let’s see if I can do that! Fingers crossed!
Have a good week and I see you in 7!