Acceptance Brings Peace

Dispositions not CircumstancesAs I get older, I find that the sooner I accept certain circumstances and make the decision to move on, the better.  It doesn’t mean that I quit fighting for what I want; it just means that I don’t get so wrapped up in disappointment that I end up stuck in one place.

This past week went really well.  I was able to fit in plenty of activity and I stayed on plan with my eating all week.  No BLT’s (bites, licks, and tastes), no closet eating, and no eating food and not accounting for it on my tracker.  So needless to say, it was all the more disappointing when the scale did not reflect all of my hard work.  I was up again this week by 1.4 lbs.  After all this time on my journey, I wish there was a simple answer as to why this happens sometimes.  How can it be possible that I do everything exactly like I’m supposed to and the scale goes in the wrong direction?

Weight 8.8.14

While I certainly want to be mindful of what I did over the course of the last week, I don’t want to drive myself crazy wondering about all of the reasons as to why this could have happened.  The fact is, it happened and this is a new week so I am moving on.  Dwelling on whys and what ifs will only hinder my progress.  In other words, it is what it is.

My focus is on this new week and what I need to do to be successful this week.  I am concentrating on mindful eating which includes no BLT’s and diligent tracking as well as making sure that I get plenty of activity into my schedule.  As you all know, a successful weight loss journey requires lots of planning which not only includes shopping for the appropriate foods, prepping those foods for consumption once you get them home, but also planning your meals.

Meal planning means one thing when you are eating at home and preparing the food yourself but means something else altogether when you are eating out.  I have a perfect planning opportunity coming up on Wednesday of this week for eating out.  Michael and I just learned that a restaurant that is somewhat of a landmark in our city is going out of business this coming weekend and I have never had the opportunity to eat there. So Michael gave me a heads up that he would like to take me there to have pizza which he says is great.  I have to tell you, this will be my first time eating pizza since before I started my weight loss journey in 2011.  Although I am somewhat apprehensive, I feel great knowing that I have been given plenty of time to plan my eating accordingly for that day and I intend to enjoy every bite.  I will give you an update on Wednesday about our adventure.

Wishing you all a positive and successful week!

Planning

Comments

  1. WOW! I just want to say wow. It is like you are speaking directly to me. I struggle with weight watchers because I have no self control sometimes. BLTs because my entire life.

    You have given me great inspiration to work towards. I need to stop being so depressed all the time if I have a slip up or a downfall. Its okay to mess up sometimes and even people who aren’t struggling with any sort of weight issues, have weeks that they weigh 2 or 3 pounds more than other weeks.

    I just recently began my weight loss journey, and I am well aware that I have a lot of weight to lose compared to some people’s weight loss journeys and I don’t have hardly in comparison to others. It is all about perspective.

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to looking back on older posts.

    Thank you.

    • Thank you for the kind words. Slip-ups are a part of the journey. No need to beat yourself up about them. Learn from them and move on. Also, try not to focus on the total number of pounds you need to lose. Break it up into small, manageable increments and you are less likely to get discouraged and give up. I wish you lots of success!!!

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