So, a few days ago I weighed in at 126.6, which is my highest since my goal was met and very much going in the absolute wrong direction. I know it isn't that bad numbers wise, especially considering where I was in the beginning, but was still stressing me out. The reason it bothers me so much is that it demonstrates a definite upward trend, and a quick one at that, since it's only been five months since I hit my goal weight. I know that if I don't nip this in the bud and soon, I'll end up right back where I started, and possibly even higher. It's happened to me in the past and I've read MANY blogs that tell the exact same story.
I do NOT want to yo-yo at this point. I want to be consistent!
So, that is why I'm concerned about an almost four pound gain. I'm not trying to be overly dramatic, I'm simply trying to be proactive. Hope you guys understand. :-)
Anyway, I've been exercising really well in February in March so I knew my diet was the culprit. I've been letting myself eat pretty much whatever I wanted again. I got into a really bad habit of eating Special K as munchy food. It's easy to fool yourself into thinking it's okay because it isn't candy or chips or whatever...it's diet cereal! So, I'd fill up a coffee mug of dry Spec K and munch it while I'd watch tv, surf the internet, or read a book...sometimes refilling the mug before I was done. I was pretty much doing this every single day for a couple of weeks.
That is just one example of how I'd slipped back into old habits, there are many more I could tell. Needless to say, I'd stopped really trying. SO. I just started trying again. And you know what? It only took four days of cracking down to get me back under 123 again! Amazing.
I just have to continually remind myself that it is a daily fight and actually engage with that fight. I've never been one to be perfect 100% of the time. I let myself have treats and cheats to keep myself sane. BUT. I can't let it become constant treats and cheats! I also need to realize that just because it isn't cake that I'm munching all day doesn't mean it can't add up and cause weight gain if I don't practice moderation.
Truthfully, I hate the idea that I'm going to have to watch my eating for the rest of my life, but that is just the way it is. I have to be ever vigilant if I'm going to maintain this loss, period.
Hopefully everyone is doing well. It is finally almost SPRING! I can't tell you what a relief that is to me. Today is gray, windy, and rainy...but it is still better than the constant barrage of snow we got in February! Tonight we turn back the clocks and that means longer days, backyard bonfires, walks after dinner, and summer around the corner. GOOD stuff. ENJOY! :-)