Day 36 2/7/2020
Ok, I had a set back this week and have gained 2 pounds! At first I felt dissapointment, but was able to look back over the week to figure out what happened, & I have a theory:
- I was using a couple different scales, so there may be a discrepancy between the accuracy of the scales. To eliminate this I went and bought a new scale from Target and I will only use that scale going forward. The numbers on the scale do not define me, but a weekly weigh-in helps me to make adjustments to my plan!
- The biggest reason for the set back is most likely because the Superbowl and my son’s birthday were both during this week. I indulged in cheesy dip with chips, sushi, and a small piece of chocolate cake! Cheesy dip on it’s own is not going to make me gain weight, but I chose to eat from the bowl instead of setting aside a reasonable portion for myself! Indulging in occasional treats is not bad, but if I would have thought ahead I could have chosen 1 of the days to indulge instead of both days!
- Most importantly!! When I realized I was showing a gain instead of a loss I immediately began to try and figure out where I had gone wrong. I wondered if that was as far as I was going to be able to go on this journey?! Was that the most weight my body was able to lose? I decided that a temporary setback was not going to be the end of the road! If I was driving my car and came to a dead end, I would not just get out of my car and leave it there. I’d need to reverse and find another road, right?! Well the same held true here!
Because I have been behind on documenting my weigh-ins I am happy to say that since that weigh in I have been back on track and I have the benefit of hindsight to look back at this lesson learned. This week that could be considered a failure has been more helpful to my progress than my most “successful” week for sure!
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