This past week was the beginning of our Graduate Campaign – a 7 week “prep”period before the REAL campaign begins. A “get ready to rumble” kinda setup where its time to get back on track eating week and working out. Mr Bookieboo’s workouts are KILLER. As in, OMG, ouch I can barely move afterwards killer! This time , I have a partner- the amazing Libby and I’m supposed to be working in tandem with her to be kicking ass and taking names. And, if I am really honest with myself, I haven’t been working very hard at it.
Case in point: yesterday, I went to a party that a good friend of mine threw. And I totally binged. She brought my all time ever favorite potato chips: Utz Crabby Chips. I easily ate 1/3 of the bag. I ate a hot dog, and a chicken leg and a little salmon and mac & cheese and 3 glasses of sangria and the cookies- oh, the cookies. I overate and I FELT IT. I had to come home and recover from all eating all that stuff that I do not normally eat. I had a great time at the party . But I came home and felt like crap.
Not only from eating stuff I do not normally eat, but from letting myself just lose any restraint and do whatever I want. What the hell happened? How did I lose control? I felt terrible and was beating myself up about it. I knew I hadn’t been completely “on plan” this past week and I just knew I had gained, not lost. I was so pissed off and disappointed in myself. Then guess what I did?
I forgave myself, and moved on. Having long term weight loss goals mean that it is a long term journey. You’re gonna mess up. Life happens. It’s not the end of the world to mess up. You just gotta own it and carry on. Letting yourself focus on the mistakes can totally derail the whole train.
Oh, and this week? Even with my super bad day and not completing all my workouts (but I did get all my steps in) I lost 2.6 pounds. I’ll take it!
School has started for us, and that always feels like the real “new year” to me. So I’m ready to get back on track and work hard! Next week, I am going to try something new- I’ve received a copy of The Digest Diet to review and I’m going to give it a try. I really like that it’s based on the way I eat now- clean eating and whole foods. Check in and see how it goes!