A week ago on Tuesday, I had a weight gain meltdown.
I wasn’t going to talk about it. I had hoped that it would pass and I could just act like it didn’t happen. Then, I realized that there are probably many others out there who have had a meltdown recently due to a number they saw on the scale. I knew, I had to talk about it.
Here’s the scene:
It’s Labor Day. I had just come off of two weeks of free for all eating. I ate out a lot. I didn’t exercise much. I hadn’t weighed in in two weeks. I just felt blah and gross. I also had not weighed myself in well over a week. Denial.
My husband and I decide together that we have had enough. We decide to set some goals to get back on track for the rest of the year. We both set our weight loss goals and being the techie nerds that we are, we make spreadsheets and a calendar to document what we have to do.
It is time to weigh to get the numbers down for the spreadsheet and be able to acurately assess what we need to do. I weigh in at a whopping:
As in…less than four pounds away from that dreaded number on the scale…200!
I am sad. I am frustrated. I want to eat something bad. I want to erase the past month of poor choices and pretend it never happened.
So…reality sets in. It is what it is and I now have a choice. Eat something bad or get my ass in gear and get it together.
I chose to get my ass in gear.
I did the math and ran the numbers and figured out what I needed to do to reach goal by the end of the year. I need to lose 2.2 pounds a week on average.
Here is my calendar. Feel free to use it and change it to fit your needs!
It will be tough. It will take a lot of hard work. It will take exercise and eating right. It will take persistance.
But…knowing that there is a possibility of me gettting to goal by the end of the year is worth every sacrifice I will make from now until then.
No more weight gain. No more bad days. No more excuses.
I’ve had enough and I am going to turn the weight gain meltdown into motivation to get it together.
And that is exactly what I did this past week. But…you will have to weight (pun intended) until tomorrow to find out how I did.
Have you ever had a weight gain meltdown?