Back On Track

Sabotage Hard WorkSince my new week starts on Friday with my weekly weigh in, I find myself at the end of a week that has had me somewhat out of sorts.  Between my birthday and the unexpected snow days we have had here in Atlanta, I feel like I have been a bit off track this week.   I am prepared for anything at the scale tomorrow as I know I haven’t given my very best to my weight loss efforts this week.  That’s ok though as I am willing to own it and move on.  I’m not making any predictions about what the scale will say but good, bad, or ugly, I need to know the number so I can take responsibility and start fresh.

I am excited to be moving into a new week, with a clean start, ready to forge ahead and do great things!  I have told you before that I love Fridays, even if I’m not sure if my weight is up or down.  I look forward to my reality check, the inspiration I receive at my meeting, and time with my fellow Weight Watchers friends.  Tomorrow is a special day as Michael will be attending my meeting with me and while I am very excited to have him with me, I wish I knew for sure it was going to be a good day on the scale.  The good news is that he always supports me 110%, so I don’t have to worry either way.

I have spent some time today thinking about what I need to do with my new week to make sure I get myself back on track and the following things came to mind; be diligent about working out every day, have no “special” indulgences, count points religiously, and make the very best choices I can make to support my weight loss efforts.

I know that one week is not that much time, but for me, it feels like a lot of time to be off track.  Don’t get me wrong, I have worked out this week and I have made reasonable food choices (for the most part), but I think just knowing that I have not done my very best has me feeling “off track.”  Also, because I have been to the extreme with my weight, staying off track for any amount of time, no matter how short, starts making me feel nervous.  I know myself well enough to know I need lots of control and I need to keep myself reined in the majority of the time.  If I go for too long without control, it starts to feel like a license to keep going and I certainly do not need that.  Some people do just fine with having an off week or enjoying indulgences from time to time but for me, I know that it’s very touchy ground and that I need to be extremely careful.  You may not need to be this cautious, and if not, I applaud your self-control.  Unfortunately, I still struggle with my own so it’s always best for me to err on the side of caution.

Does anyone have any tips they would like to share for getting back on track?  If so, I would love to hear them.  After twenty-eight months, it’s not always easy to maintain your motivation.  I often look at my “skinny pictures,” from before I gained the weight, to remind me of what I am moving towards.  I hope if your week has been a little off, you are ready to get right back on track with me.

Commitment Means Staying Loyal


  1. Hi Cassie:
    I am a new reader that has just found your blog. I am too a Weight Watcher member and hopefully tomorrow, I will be at my life time weight again!!! I just keep telling myself that losing the weight will be so much better for me and my love ones. I just want to maintain my goal weight and not have to pay Weight Watchers again. We both know how the program works, we just need to apply it. Good luck with your weigh in… I really love your blog.

    • Hi Carol,
      Thank you so much for reading the blog! You’re right, losing the weight not only creates a better life for you, but it allows you to enjoy your loved ones more as well. Yes, Weight Watchers is a great program and all you have to do is apply the program to get the results. Thank you again for reading. I know you will maintain your goal weight and your success!!!

  2. Hi. I came across your weight loss journey on “it sux to be fat”. You truly inspired me to get back on track. I read in one of your other blogs about closet eating. You described me! I began weight watchers during the summer of 2013 weighing 260 lbs. By August, I lost 28 lbs. I was so proud! Well, on August 31, my dad died with a massive heart attack. He was 51 and it was very unexpected. So, I slowly began to get off track…that was when I began to realize that I ate to try to feel better. Now I have gained it all back! I know it isn’t going to be easy but I am going to do it! I’m 31 and I have always been heavy…and I’m ready for a change. I have been married for 10 years and I told my husband I’m ready to be able to shop in a “normal” size clothing store. I’m ready to feel better about myself! My daughter is 7 and she is my coach…lol. Before when I lost the weight…she would always remind me to walk on the treadmill. Anyway, you have really inspired me tonight! Tomorrow is a new day! Wish me luck!

    **One of my problems is eating late at night…any suggestions?

    • Shannon,
      I’m glad you found the blog and that it has given you some inspiration. Closet eating is a real struggle but it’s hard for people who have never suffered with food issues to understand. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. It’s so easy to turn to food for comfort in those situations. I am SO happy to hear that you are ready to get back on track. Mindset really is everything. You have to be at the place that you are ready or you won’t be successful. It’s great that your daughter is your coach! Let her support you; rally the support of as many people as you can. I know you can do this Shannon! Please stay in touch as I would love to hear about your progress! I wish you all the luck in the world!!!

    • Shannon,
      I’m sorry, I forgot to address your question about eating late at night. That is a problem for me as well. I try to eat either a piece of fruit or some Greek yogurt. If I’m really struggling, sometimes it’s easier if I go on to bed (if it’s not too early). If I can get to sleep, I seem to do just fine. I hope that helps…

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