Since inheriting my father's hardware store I've spent lots of time in Warrenton, a pretty little town filled with lots of nice people, who have nothing but kind things to say about Dad. I even received a hug today. Townsfolk are genuinely saddened by my father's passing as well as the closing of his business.
Looking back at my weight loss history I've noticed my plateau started about the time I started working and making trips to Warrenton. I think at least 90% of the reason for this is not less exercise, but poor food choices because I wait too long to eat, get too hungry, and lose self control. I'm not planning meals most of the time or having ENOUGH healthy food choices on hand. Anyway, I have made better food choices this week and as of this morning my weight is 4 pounds down and I really want to maintain that through weigh in on Monday. Today it occurred to me I've broken through this plateau (woo-hoo, yay) , IF I DON'T MESS UP! I will erode some of that loss if I eat for the rest of the weekend the way I ate tonight. Put it this way, Halloween candy was involved.
For the remainder of the weekend I am going to:
- not eat anymore Halloween candy (because I've already treated myself)
- forgive myself - no ones perfect
- make sure healthy choices are readily available
- workout once this weekend.
- no eating after 8pm
- drink lots of water
- stick with dairy/gluten free
- taper off starch towards evening
- last, but definitely not least LOVE MYSELF ENOUGH TO TREAT MY BODY LIKE A TEMPLE.
Thank you for all of the kind, generous comments lately. Some of them I've thought...are you really talking about me? Like when you walk in a room and a stranger smiles and you think they couldn't possible be looking at me like that, so you glance behind you and no ones there. Your comments have been such a blessing & kept me on track.
I've learned this journey is a constant process of falling and getting back up. Before I would fall and not get up for a long time. Now I'm learning to stand back up, all while forgiving myself in the process. Herein lies my current and future success.
Thanks for reading...sometimes I just start typing not knowing where the post is going, but always learning along the way.
Have an awesome, healthy weekend.