Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The ups and downs

I went on Safari this month. Uh huh. Did you know that the animals of the Serengeti are subject to the zombie plague as well? You know what is dangerous about that? Well, other than hot plains full of undead animals.... They are FASTER than regular zombies!!! I wasn't prepared. I didn't have my running shoes! I didn't even have a real gun! I just had some fancy moves I've picked up throughout this journey. So, I took some scratches and tumbles. I scraped my knees, and dirtied up my new safari gear.

No... not really. But they did catch me this month. I've had my first gain since starting the program. I know it's a natural part of the process, but it's still hard to swallow. I gained 4lbs exactly. My anniversary was on the 16th, My uncles birthday party on the 20, and my husbands birthday on the 22nd. That was just a lot of events all at one time. If I'm going to be honest, I was so busy being in love on my anniversary that I didn't even bother to eat properly. I went on a food vacation. I will NEVER do that again. Oh god... I feel so god awful for having done it. Also, it's been making the good choices, the ones I was making without even thinking, SO MUCH HARDER. So for my own peace of mind, I won't be doing that again.

Watch out for those zombies. They can be tricksie!

The bottom line is... I knew I was going to have a small gain. I tried to prepare myself for it and it didn't really work. Now, I am very very eager to have a good on point week and rack up some activity points. I earned 16 last week, which is a new high for me. So my aim is to beat that this week. I've been walking in the evenings when it cools down ever so slightly. My goal is to also start yoga back up again. I want to be and feel stronger. I could really use t hat sense of well being and being able to take care of myself. Sometimes, I just feel like I'm being tossed around in the wind a bit.

When you're fighting the zombie plague, you definitely want to know you have a sturdy safe house to retreat to. I want my body to feel like my safe house again. I think it might take a few weeks to get back to that feeling. That scares me. I need to trust myself and get right back on the plan and do what I need to do. Backwards progress just tends to terrify me. On previous 'diets' this would usually be the point where I gave up. I can't let myself do that this time though. Before this gain, I was 32lbs lost. That's amazing to me and I can't let it stop there.


Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

That's so sweet that you were too in love to count calories! haha I adore that.

I am so glad you're not giving up. I could say the exact same thing. When I would diet before, and I would falter, it would mean the END of that diet.

Sandelightful said...

I am so very proud of you for gaining weight. Yup. I did just say that. It is one thing to stick to a diet while riding the weight loss wave of awesomeness. It is an awesome thing for sure, but the true test of making changes and seeing that you can keep the weight off forever, is when you hit a rough spot, dust yourself off, and KEEP GOING! I know how hard it is to build that momentum back up, but you will. I know how hard it is to go back to good choices and staying on point, but you are doing it! You have come so far, and not just with your awesome weight loss - you are very clearly learning and growing, and making REAL life changes. So here's to gaining a bit of weight on the journey, and showing those zombies that NOTHING can stop you!

Crystal said...

Thank you both! I appreciate the support and the kindness.

Sandelightful, I really hadn't thought of being proud for gaining the weight, because it would show I am ready and able to get right back to losing. Thank you for that.

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