Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rough week...but came out on top!
I kind of had a mini-melt down on Wednesday night this week because I was completely off my normal routine. I felt like I got a gutter ball right after a strike compared to the previous week. We had friends and family in town, and went out to eat several times and I had several cocktails. I never, ever do this in my average week. I am so hard core, that I almost never drink anymore. I truly have been treating my body like a temple lately. I also didn't have time to go to the gym and skipped it Monday and Tuesday night. So, when Wednesday night rolled around I got a text from my friend Heather (she has been a spotlight before in previous blogs) she said, "Do not beat yourself up about the week you've had, sometimes life gets in the way" I was literally bawling for an hour straight. She opened up the flood gates of the stress I'd been feeling about having a bad week and the fear of gaining weight. I was nervous all day Thursday, even contemplated skipping my meeting. But, I realized it's part of the journey. I can't always be perfect. I have to live my life. Having friends and family come visit, is normal and something I'll have to deal with. So I went, shaking and anxiety ridden, to my meeting and actually lost 1.4 pounds!! The feeling I felt was pride and amazment!!! I realized while it wasn't a strike like my 6 pound loss the week before, it was certainly NOT a gutter ball. I did make healthy choices when we ate out and I completely tracked and stuck to my points. So, I guess I can live my life and participate in family time and not be so hard on myself. I can assure you I will never cry over it again!