Don’t Panic

Tuesday weigh-in didn’t go so well today. It’s been 3 weeks since my last weigh-in. Two weeks during which I was traveling and trapped eating catered food for almost every meal. I did my best but against industrial food prep there’s really no match.

I’m up 5-6 pounds. I’m not sure exactly which, because I don’t remember the exact number last time, but I do know today’s number is WAY out of my comfort zone. Immediate action plan in effect: Continue running every other morning. Start journaling food intake every day and keep it below 1700. Continue riding bike to work every day. Add some lunchtime walks.

Grr. It’s annoying, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got other things on my mind right now, but I never get to stop paying attention just because I’m distracted or busy. If you think I love this fact, or enjoy it in any way you don’t know me very well. It’s something I have to do whether I care to or not.

One other important thing for me to do is to resist getting on the scale every morning to see if it’s coming down. It will be, but getting all psycho about the scale won’t help my mental health in any way.  *breathe* This is a normal part of the weight management cycle. *breathe*


2 Responses to “Don’t Panic”

  1. Tracy Renae Cote Serros Says:

    Sorry to hear about your higher weigh in. I really admire your tenacity and the effort you put into maintaining a comfortable weight. I’m actively thinking about the skills I need to maintain weight loss right now (though I haven’t lost the weight yet – ha!), and your blog is a big push in the right direction for me. I went on a diet early this year and lost 15 lbs. I fell off around my birthday (in March) to celebrate and managed to avoid getting back on until after Mothers’ Day. What I learned during that time is that I definitely don’t have the skill set in place to maintain weight loss yet (gained back 6 lbs, could have been worse though!). But I guess it’s been a good exercise toward that realization – and also a good realization that letting myself go crazy and eat and drink whatever I want doesn’t make me feel good, it makes me feel out of control. But today is day 2 back on my diet, and I feel better already. Somehow in the next few months while I lose the weight, I will work on learning to better control myself when I get there… It’s good for me to read about your process and be realistic about the fact that it will never be effortless.

    • Laina Says:

      I’m glad it’s helpful. Part of why I write it is to remind myself that I have to stay vigilant – I don’t have the skill set to maintain it without paying attention and tracking and making an effort.
      And I really like the way you put it – “letting myself go crazy and eat and drink whatever I want doesn’t make me feel good, it makes me feel out of control.” That is exactly how I feel too!
      Thanks for your always-insightful comments, and keep up the good work!

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