My stand-off was not successful this week. The eating was okay, but I only got to the gym twice.
Between an evening board meeting, waking up in the middle of the night with a coughing toddler, and an early morning wake-up call from a very cute two-year-old who thinks it's a great idea to take her diaper off in the middle of the night but is not pleased when she wets her bed at 5:00 in the morning, I've been exhausted this week. Just like last week, life got in the way.
Now, that's all well and good, and perfectly understandable. Everybody has those weeks, right? It is very easy for me to justify not following my plan because life has been busy. Therein lies the danger. This is my relapse pattern.
Things were going very well before we went on vacation. Healthy living went out the door while we were gone, but that's what you are supposed to do while you are on vacation, right? Since then, I've had a horrible time getting back to routine. And, I have a million perfectly justifiable reasons why:
- Work is extra busy right now
- I'm really stressed out
- The girls haven't been feeling well
- I've just been so tired
- Sometimes life gets in the way
My relapse pattern goes a little something like this...something perfectly justifiable sets me off course (like a vacation), then I excuse and procrastinate my way back into weight gain.
Isn't just recognizing the problem always the first step?
Until next week,
4/11/08: 184.0 pounds
4/18/08: 184.8 pounds (a gain of 0.8 pounds)
Total loss: 42.6 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds
P.S. Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement last week...they were greatly appreciated!