I've regained 19 pounds over the past year after loosing 75. It's time for me to relearn (or rather practice) what I have learned.
The motivation article today was timely. I had, like so many of us, said I'd address the weight gain as of January 1/14.
What happened? Well, sometime in mid November I stopped weighing myself
. This is a behaviour which had helped keep off the 75 pounds I had lost 1.5 years ago!!
Overall, I have a pretty valid excuse...except that doesn't make me feel any better, or avoid episodes like this from recurring in the future!
For the past year I have been off work due to illness. By July of '13, I developed exercise intolerance and so was unable to follow my routine, a routine which made me feel in control and the lack of it left me feeling 'down'.
I started regaining and loosing the same three pounds. I heard but didn't acknowledge the
The icing on this not so sweet cake was that by November, although getting better, my MD suggested I not add the stress of going back to work given my age.. I'm near retirement.. and my slow recuperation together with my vulnerability to stress caused in part by a difficult to treat sleep disorder.
This really rocked my boat!! Yet I realized the truth of his position and my husband, who has been through a lot this past year with me, agreed with him
My reaction was to eat.
A part of me knew what was happening and the other just observed from afar.. aware as I was eating, "..you are not savouring nor enjoying the flavour," and .." you're eating too quickly". I feel sad about this
I knew what to do... I was vulnerable and gave up on disciplined eating and took my eye off my goal!
The long and short of it is that I am back to loose the weight! Now i need to back up accountability with action!
It's so nice to be able to 'talk ' about this with other Sparkpeople!! Thanks for listening!