Caught Myself Slippin’

I am going to be honored with a national award at my job. It is a big deal and I am honored that they are rewarding my hard work and efforts. I recently blogged about my goal to consistently stay under 300 pounds. In times past, celebrations always included food…always. Weight management is about changing your mind and your actions right? I just had the MOST out of the way idea for me to date. The ceremony is in about 3 weeks. I would like to reward myself by losing 5 pounds…as a gift to myself for achieving this award. The moment this thought came in my mind, it put me in a strange place as to why in the world would that be a reward?! That will mean tightening up on my eating, extra, more vigorous workouts and being intent with that goal in mind. It would definitely give me a jump start in staying as far away from 300 as possible. After all, me and 300 have broken up as I explained in the blog “I’m Leaving You…It’s Me Not You”. I’m not a girl to go back after I am done, so I don’t want 300 back in my life ever again. Now, that’s not to say 300 didn’t call or stop by a few times in the week. I am so close to the line that on a day to day bases I did see him creep in and show up on my bathroom scale. Do you find that it is easy to get off track? At times, I do. At 296.8, I am down a total of 43.2 pounds. This is great, I mean great. While I definitely give myself credit for continuing to go down, I am only down 0.4 pounds in the last month, which means basically I am maintaining. I became comfortable and started to let a few things slip. One thing that became less consistent was tracking my calories and working out when at home. The weight loss became less and poor eating started to creep back in. Man, you gotta stay on top of this thing…every day. It is no secret that one of my favorite skills is to get back on track right away. I know I don’t want to gain back the weight I lost so I need to tighten up! I do have to disclose that the state fair is coming up during the next 3 weeks. Typically, the fair is all about the food. I am going, but I will have my calorie app in hand, my sneakers securely tied and have a meeting with my skills before I go. In the last month, I have been holding steady which is far better than the former me packing on the pounds. My goals are to track calories better and find new ways to get in more unplanned exercise. So let the rewarding begin, I am trying a new exercise class this week. What did you do to get back on track when you found yourself slipping? Feel free to follow my progress.

Written by PurplePearls

About PurplePearls

PurplePearls started writing a transformation blog to chronicle her weight loss journey which began when she joined the Mindful Bodies 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. She shares her hopes, fears and experiences as she journeys to lose 160 pounds.
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