It was bound to happen sometime, and sometime is now.
I only lost 2 pounds the entire month of August.
Well, that's not entirely true.
The TRUTH is, I lost 8. Then I gained back 6 in the last two weeks.
I've identified the problems:
1. I did some emotional eating. I knew I was doing it, but didn't seem to care .THAT's not good, and not normal for me, either.
2. I didn't eat during the day.
3. I ate empty calories and junk at night.
4. I overate empty calories and junk at night.
5. I didn't exercise.
But today is a new month.
A new slate.
A new day.
A new beginning.
I'm back on track, and I resolve to invite God to be the center of this again. (In fact, I've already done so.) It's obvious that I can't do it by myself, isn't it? But with Him, it's possible; He's proven that to me so many times!
I have a great support system in place that I've also neglected to lean on recently. When I finally returned and told them of my weight gain, I got so many words of wisdom and advice. A few that really hit home:
I say jump back in - today's a new day. Look for a big loss next week as you shock your body back into it's new routine! (thanks Shannon!)
Remember this is a lifelong journey you're on.... revisit your goals and your dreams and commit to making this week a good one. (Thanks Jayne!)
You have done so much already a little set back is okay as long as you don't let it knock you off your horse for good. (Thanks Les!)
I can so sympathize. Just went things are humming along, something derails you and you lose momentum. The most important thing is that you don't give up. I've done that before too...and it feels just awful. Get back into it right away. Here's a (((hug))) for good measure. I'm still here cheering you on! (Thanks Carrie!)
Just get back on that train and go forward. You can do it.... (Thanks Jat!)
It is okay. Remember this is a lifetime journey and about long term changes. Little ups and downs should be expected. You are doing GREAT!!!!! (Thanks Joanie!)
You are a shining example of God's love and light and with Him - you can do anything! We're human. We make choices - some of them are better for us than others, but sometimes, for me, he lets me stumble in order to remind me to lean on Him. (Karin, you're so right. Thanks!)
Stace. Can you imagine a year ago, thinking that losing 6 pounds in a month would be a BAD month? (said before the month was over, but still... I love you Ginger.)
Look how much you HAVE lost! Even with a little gain.. you've still lost a lot!! Get back in there and back on track. It can be done.. you've already proven it! (Thanks Ginger!)
I'm glad to see you come here for encouragement and then keep on keeping on...I want to be more like you when I grow up. (Aww Alli. ((((hugs))))
And the one that spoke the loudest to me, James 1:4: Let perseverance finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (Thanks, Nina!)
Here I am Friday night, holding the amount I've lost to date: 57 pounds. :)