Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lessons Learned The Hard Way

I know I said I was not going to weigh anymore, but I just had to know where I am now. Just before Spring Break when everything was going south with our vehicles I began to really struggle with my food choices. Then we went on vacation. Yikes! We came home to more stuff and by then I was completely out of control. I have a very special make up. I put weight on very fast, unusually fast. Jason calls me a freak of nature. LOL!  I was on a fast downward spiral and had to do something drastic to stop it. I started the cleanse right after Mother’s Day. I did it for 6 days and slowly brought food back into the picture. Because I went so nuts, I went up two sizes. I weighed because I just had to know what kind of damage I had done. Ugh! It is not as bad as it could have been, but it is worse than I thought. Therefore, I am back to needing to lose 56 lbs to reach my goal weight. Such a bummer!
When I called this a journey, I was not joking. As much as I hate that I put some weight back on, I am thankful for the lesson. It has taught me so much. I do not think I would have handled reaching my goal weight, then learning this. That would have been awful. Because I have more to lose than I thought, I have a new target date. I plan to be at my goal weight/size by December 8th. My first short term goal is to have 16 lbs off by July 21st. This should be attainable as long as I measure everything against the “plan” and my body cooperates. There are NO more excuses.

I will look back at that time as a speed bump. There is no need to look back at it, only to look forward.

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