“Failing is not in the fall but in the choice not to get up!”
To say I have fallen in the past two weeks would be an understatement. I have basically not counted Weight Watcher points and have made some very bad choices. Earlier I posted about not being perfect but this was different from that experience.
I think the cruise just started me off on the wrong foot and last week, I had good intentions of doing everything right. Then, life crept up and emotional eating got in the way of being successful. I was carb hungry this week and felt like just shoving the carbs in. All I wanted were chips and sweets. Instead of “thinking like a thin person” and just starting over after the first fall, I continued to make bad choices and fall further. This was very apparent when I stepped on the scale this morning and will be even more apparent when I stand in front of the Weight Watcher person weighing me in this evening.
Here is what I can take from this two week hiatus from my weight loss:
- It’s ok to make a bad choice once in a while-just get back up and try again. The problem is when we say, “Well, I have really done it now and I might as well just give up!” When you fall down a step, do you throw yourself down the rest of the flight of stairs? DON’T!!! Just get right back up and try again!
- Hold yourself accountable! Go to your weekly Weight Watcher meeting, call a friend and confess, do something that will make yourself accountable for your past actions. This is why I am posting about this. If I didn’t tell anyone and just kept it to myself, it would be easier to continue to make bad choices. Through telling you, whoever you are, I have more people to hold me accountable in my future decisions.
- Most of all I learned the old saying, “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!” Nothing I ate this week tastes better than feeling good in my clothes, looking good in my clothes, and buying smaller clothing. Nothing I ate this week tastes as good as hearing compliments from other people. Nothing I ate this week tastes as good as getting a postcard in the mail from my Weight Watcher leader because I lost another five pounds.
I need to keep my eye on the end goal. I want to lose a total of 100 pounds by my birthday, June 8. It is very do-able as long as I keep my head where it should be. Today, I am making the choice to get back up, and start again. I will NOT throw myself down the rest of the stairs. I will brush myself off, recognize my mistakes and start a new week! Have you had past failures? How quickly did you get up and get started again?