Drawing a line!

 

So yesterday, when I stepped on the scales at group, I had expected a couple of pounds on! Although I’d done a lot of walking at the weekend, I also had a few glasses of wine! I was ok with that !

I arrived at group prepared or so I thought ! A 5 lb gain! I was absolutely horrified. I struggled to hold back the tears as I put my shoes on and left! Trying to avoid eye contact with any of my fellow slimmers.

As I walked back to the car where my husband was waiting, the tears came! I’ve come so far on my journey and to put that much on in a weekend made me feel sick !

I’d also had some news at work that afternoon that had sent me into stress mode, and will continue for at least another week! It was all over whelming ! I decided to give myself a break. Allow myself to cry and have some wine. Tomorrow was going to be a new day!

So the next morning I’m still emotional, but as far as my weight is concerned I’m drawing a line!  We can’t always control the stress in our lives, but we can control our weight loss.  It is time for me to take back control!

It would be so easy for me to comfort eat or drink, but ultimately, for a few moments of pleasure, I would have a long time of regret.  I had to ask myself what was more important – being on target.  It was a no brainer!

Every time I feel low, I look at a photo my husband took of me in Portugal last year.  I looked absolutely amazing in my bikini.  So much so, I didn’t mind him posting it on his Facebook page, for all to see!  I want that person back.

Work is hectic at the moment, I’m stressed and tired. Planning is going to be key to getting back on track.  Last night I prepared breakfast of overnight oats and a chicken salad for lunch.   I don’t want to get tempted during the day so I also fill my coolbox with an apple, banana, mullerlight and 3 baby bells!

I don’t know if I am going to have time to visit the gym over the next week or so, but I’m going to make sure I have my gym bag with me just in case.  It is better to have it and not use it.  Exercise really helps you when you are stressed.  It relaxes you.   I always watch T.V. when I’m in the gym.  I find it helps me refocus my mind.  So as well as keeping in shape I’m also looking after my mental well being.

 

I travel to work by train and car – a trip of 1.5 hours each way, so I have plenty of time to think.  In the mornings its about the day ahead, but on the way home it’s about what I’m cooking for dinner.  This is a good time to get my head straight before I get home!  If I have a plan in my head about what I’m going to cook, I have more chance of success.

My fridge, freezer and cupboards are all full of healthy ingredients, so there really isn’t any excuse.

For the rest of the week I have managed to keep in control  of my food and drink intake.  I feel so much better for it already!

I know the next few days are going to be hard, but at least I have one part of my life that I am now back in control of.

Life throws challenges at us all the time.  Some things we can control, some we can’t.  Don’t focus on what you can’t change but what you can.  It will help you more than you know.  Draw a line under that bad week and move on!

The only thing holding you back is you!

 

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