Well, I'm not going to sit here and make a bunch of excuses. I received a new consultant last week and this week she did not put my food order in this week. Now, I know that's NOT an excuse, but, had I had time to prepare I could have had some meals ready and planned. I really did plan to stay on course, but it was not easy. Many of our local stores were closed but I did eat some of my meals I had left over. The problem came with the extra hot dog, sausage sandwich, and birthday cake! I also got that really bad thinking.. you know where you say, oh well, I blew it now, might as well wait until the weekend was over. And that's what I ended up doing. I did get up on the scale this morning and I gained a pound. NOT as bad as I thought, but I'm certainly not happy.
One thing I have found, is that it is SOOOO hard to get back on track. I noticed when I first started, for the first two weeks, I was always hungry! I think that is because it does take time for your body to adjust to the lower calories. I also think it's important to stay busy and spend less time in front of the TV or the computer. My biggest obstacle is that I work from home and own my own business, so stepping away from the computer is not always an option at all. I really would like to get some idea's on what to do for those late night's when only sitting at the TV is an option aside from going to bed. I've decided tonight to set aside some time and do some reading as that was what helped me a lot in the very beginning of this weight loss journey.
Today I am going to the Gym for the first time in over 2 weeks. I'm going to create a schedule on paper and see if I can stick to it.
For anyone else who is having a tough time and is at the very end of their journey, I would love to hear what you have done to stay on course and what things you do to stay focused on the final stretch?
I'm going to make a small goal to lose 5-7 lbs by my trip home to see my family on July 21st. I will try and do a day-by-day count down until that goal.