Truth Tuesday - 0.2 lb Gain

Well, I knew this week would be a toughy. I had lost 2 lbs the week before, hit goal and wasn't sure how my body would react. I also knew that on Saturday of this week I would be celebrating my one-year anniversary. I tried to do as much prep work as I could before Saturday. I used just 7 weekly points and worked out like it was my job! Overall this week I earned 40 activity points - yes you read that correctly. So I was planning on having 42 weekly points and all activity points on hand for Saturday's events! I thought that would cover me. Well I ended up feeling nervous about the weigh-in so I did double workouts on Sunday and Monday as well and started today off with a 10-mile run. I was just hoping to be down at least 0.6 lbs to reach 55 lbs lost. Well, I hit the scale today and ... I was up 0.2 lbs. I think I dropped a big F%^& when I saw that. Today: Gained 0.2

Starting Weight: 217.4

Today’s Weight: 163.2

Total Lost: 54.2

Pounds From Original Goal: -0.8

Pounds From New Goal: 8.2

Well, let's just say I didn't handle the gain very well. I was super upset with myself. I left the meeting after weighing-in and immediately ate a pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese. Did I need to eat it? Nope! Had I planned for it? Nope! But I was upset and immediately turned to food. Not good. Really not good since it was 0.2 lbs. If my friend had gained 0.2 lbs, I would've said "C'mon it's a wash. You just didn't pee enough." But it happens to me and I lose it. I just wanted to head into Hawaii on a positive note - a loss.

So I sent out my usual mass text and tweet about the results and was thankfully brought back down from the ledge my my ever supportive support group. Phew! That could've turned into a downward spiral pretty quickly.

I need to remind myself that I am human and that you can't always control how your body handles a given week. I had to be reminded of the positives. I am still under my original goal by 0.8 lbs. I have still lost 54.2 lbs. I did complete a 10-mile run this morning in a kick ass time (for me). I went out of my comfort zone this week and tried a Hip Hop/Funk dance class and braved a new Zumba class. And the best news ...

I was contacted by a newspaper today that wants to interview me and include it in their article "How I Lost It." Wow! I had responded to a tweet about it a couple weeks ago, but never thought I would really be picked. That honor definitely turned my spirits around.

So after talking to a couple people today, I have calmed myself down. I tracked the bagel and reset my food plan for today so that I still hit my 29 Daily Points. I moved back into a positive mindframe. I told myself again that it is just one week in a lifetime journey.

Now, I need to refocus my mind for my next weigh-in (November 29), which will be following a week in Hawaii. I will know that there will be a gain, but I will try to be as active as possible while I am gone to combat being out of my comfort zone foodwise. I am going to indulge in as much fresh fruit as I can, but make sure to really enjoy a place that I have never visited before ... and probably won't again.

Life is about balance. Sometimes I just need to remind myself of that because ...