Weighed myself today. Scale is back up to 215. Major thumbs down. But ya know what? That’s ok because I AM HUMAN. Set backs happen and we fall off track. What matters is how you proceed from here.
a) I suck at life and I’m destined to always be fat so I’m just going to eat whatever and not workout.
b) Accept that this happened, assess why I think it happened, and make a plan to get back on track.
c) Pretend nothing happened and continue on with my life like nothing is wrong.
The best option and the one I’m going to take is B. Why? Because it allows me to really look at what changed in my habits that caused me to get off track. It will allow me to reflect on what has worked in the past and what I need to change now to see that scale move down again. It will allow me to really refocus my mind so I can get to where I need/want to be.
C is an ok option. It would allow me to continue on eating somewhat crappy and exercising when I feel like it, BUT I don’t use the time to reflect and this could just cause me to spiral completely out of control. That would then revert my thinking to Option A and that is the worst choice possible.
If you think A is the best option, then please, talk to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or your doctor. Or, even me. I’ve been in that state and it’s horrible. At times like these you already feel a little down on yourself (at least I do) and thinking this way just makes it worse. Just know that we all make mistakes and weight loss isn’t as easy as everyone makes it look. You have support. You just need to learn to take advantage of it.