This past month has been so difficult with following a low calorie diet and ignoring my cravings. I gained 9.6 lbs adn am now back up to 239.3 but I am not defeated and I’m not giving up That’s the old me that would just throw in the towel and say “screw this, I’m done“.
I set a goal for this month that I will not have any more gains but only losses. It’s a new month at TOPS and I’m going to actually follow the pledge we recite each week,
I need to do more than just say those words, I need to understand and absorb them.
So, what was the reason excuse for my backsliding this past month, or should I say past 2 months since I’ve not been doing too well for quite a while? Part of it is health related. I’ve been having back/hip problems and using that as an excuse to pamper myself with my comfort foods. I’ve had 3 epidurals which are steroid injections and I know the steroids can cause weight gain so that’s been my excuse when I do gain weight. If I maintained my low cal diet I might have been able to “maintain” rather than “gain”. We also had some out of town guests and we all know how hard it is to eat with friends and do it low cal style Eating out every day they were here and not thinking about calories didn’t help at all. I mean, they were on vacation and that meant I was too and you throw everything out the window when you’re vacationing. Then after they left a bit of depression set in. We weren’t on the go every day and it was awfully quiet around here.
But I’M BACK, going to physical therapy for my back/hip and hoping to get the weight I gained off and more. I’m not promising myself a huge loss this week but will settle for 1/10 lb loss over a gain. I know it’s an uphill climb but with practice and perseverance I’ll make it to the top.