I Won’t Let A Bad Week Get Me Down – Medifast Weekly Weigh In

This has not been the best week as far as weight loss has gone. I really don’t like to use excuses but I have plenty of them for such a bad week.

First, I will start with business. Each of my children had some sort of doctor’s appts. this week which seemed to keep me running each day. One of them was an all day thing. I also have two kids in basketball and one of them is for a school team and she had 3 different games this week and practice on the days she didn’t have games. Luckily, that season just ended yesterday, or not so lucky because they lost their play off game.  My son just plays for a church league and has one practice a week and one game a week and only has 2 weeks left until that is over. It will be nice not to have any sports in the spring.

I am trying to work some and at least get in 3 hours a day to make a little extra money for our family. Monday, I spent all day cooking for a friend that had surgery and decided my family would like lasange too but 2 lasange’s was A LOT more work than I anticipated. Then my daughter’s birthday was Saturday and we had a family birthday party for her on Sunday that I had to plan, cook, and clean for.

Stress. I have a lot of personal stress going on in my life right now. I am a stress eater. I wish I wasn’t, but I am. I need to find a way to deal with my stress better that doesn’t involve food.

Women issues. Yes, it was that monthly issue this week. I have BAD cravings at that time of the month. I’m not sure why, but I’ve been told it’s probably hormones because I am also VERY moody. My mother is probably dying right about now that I even mentioned this topic for all of the internet world to read about but let me tell you that it is a fact of life that affects many women with cravings and moodiness!! I would love to hear how some of you control those cravings when your monthly cycle comes around.

I’ve been contemplating my week…….. I gained 2.5 pounds this week and I’m not happy about it. I now know that I need a better handle on my eating. I thought I was smooth sailing, my weight was going down and then all of a sudden all of these things hit me all at once and I just started spiraling down out of control. Yes, I would like all of this weight gone over night. I guess since I didn’t put it on overnight, it isn’t leaving overnight. I now realize that I am going to have to make this a  journey because it is going to take me a while.

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I also got to thinking about all of the people in my inner circle. I know they want me healthy, to live a long and healthy disease free life. I’m talking about my family and close friends. I know my mom would do this in a heartbeat for me if she could. She has told me that. I know my husband wants a healthy wife that he can grow old with and for me to be around to help raise our children and to love on our grandkids some day. He has told me that. I know that my sister would love to have a sister that she could run races with easily and discuss our workout for the day or whatever we are doing at the time. She hasn’t told me that, but I know her and she would like for me to be like that. Ultimately, who is going to be doing this? I am.

Who is going to lose this weight? I am.

Who is in charge of where my health and happiness lay? I am.

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It looks like it is up to me to lose this weight and by golly I am going to do this. I believe that I can do this!! I believe that I can do this!! I believe that I can do this!! I am going to have this constantly play in my head until guess what? Yep, I actually BELIEVE that I can do this!! You know what I think I am going to do? I am going to write this on little sticky notes and put them all up around the house to remind me that I believe that I can do this. Eventually it will become second nature to me and I know that I am doing this!!

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This week I have come up with a plan of action. I am going to take each day one at a time. I am actually going to start breaking my day down into hours. I am going to start my day of right with a packet of Medifast food, wait 2 1/2 hours and have another packet of food, and so on and so forth. I will take this one day, one packet at time. Because right now, I have to. But you also know what. I am starting to believe that I will succeed!!

I am not letting this bad week get me down and I will get right back up again and start getting this weight loss to head back in the right direction…..down. How do you deal with stress, business and all of the curve balls that life can throw at you?

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