You may have read my recent articles about my success with weight loss and how wonderful I've been feeling because of it. Well, today is a different story.
For the last two weeks, I have found myself making more and more excuses for my eating and sliding into a slow, steady weight gain. I know that it's beginning to show in my waistline as well. My youngest daugher, Aly, told me that my belly reminds her of a muffin top. You know, the way it pops out of the top of my jeans. From the mouths of babes...I think that my confidence became too much for my widening rear end to handle and I'm getting a bit of a wake-up call.
I've pin-pointed my danger spots to particular times in the day. The evenings seem to be a problem for me as of late. Once everyone has gone to bed and I'm alone in kitchen, all Hell breaks loose! I try to keep "dangerous' foods out of my kitchen. I call them my trigger foods. It's amazing what you can find when you're really looking, though. I don't particularly care for chocolate covered raisins but they did the job last night! How sad is this? I sucked the chocolate off of them and spit the raisins out!! That's chocolate desperation at its very best! The other time that I'm becoming weak is around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. This has always been a difficult time for me, but I've just been giving in to it for the last two weeks.
So, I need to get my *%#@ together. How can I regain my commitment to myself? What is bothering me that's causing me to eat? I thought I had all the answers but I am humbled by this recent "pit stop" on my weight loss journey. I need to take a step back and remember where I came from and how easy it would be to go back there. I need to focus my energy on the road ahead and on getting to that final destination; good health and low-rise jeans await me if I can just get back on the road!
Marjolein wrote in her diary about re-committing to our resolutions for the New Year. I want to do that but don't know how. Any ideas on how to re-focus? I'd love to hear what you have to say.