Ups and Downs
Thursday, October 16, 2014
It's been 8 days since I blogged and my exercising and eating have been on their own roller coasters. I have been slacking off on my exercise due to being busy and just feeling tired of everything. My eating was fine until Tuesday and I had lost a pound at last Saturday's weigh-in. Tuesday and Wednesday I was grazing all day while cooking for an event yesterday afternoon. By last night I realized that I needed to draw a line in the sand and remind myself that I am looking for progress, not perfection. Into my life will always come days like this, and they cannot always be prevented. Instead, my yardstick is how I handle them. I am certainly seeing progress, so a few days "off" are not deal-breakers.
I weigh myself every day to be certain that I am not daydreaming about a loss of weight and then get to weigh-in day on Saturday and find I have gained. When that has happened in the past, I am really thrown for a loop and it can signal the end of my efforts at getting healthier. When I weighed this morning, I groaned, but I deserve the gain and knew it was coming. Enough said.
I am doing fine today and trust I am back on track. Life always has its ups and downs and that's how we know it is real life, not a beautiful dream when we're asleep.