Careening Down a Slippery Slope

Last week I was so excited to see that I was down 10lbs. It hadn’t even been two weeks since I started watching what I was eating. Then…

As with each time I start to lose weight, while following a healthy eating plan, I decided that I could stray “for just 1 meal”. 🤦‍♀️

In actuality, I had been doing quite well in making healthy food choices while away from home. I would choose salads with protein, or I would enjoy an almond milk latte as a treat until I got home where I knew I had healthy food choices ready and waiting.

Each time we ate out, I planned ahead. I knew where we were going and exactly what I would order. All I had to do was actually order what I had planned and not change my mind at the last minute after hearing what someone else at the table was ordering.

One day last week, we ended up making a last minute decision to eat out. I knew it wouldn’t be a problem since we had eaten there recently and I knew exactly what I would order. Until, a few people at our table ordered French toast and scones (they happen to be scones made using my grandma’s recipe).

Yep, I caved! “I’ll have the same!” 😱 Screeeetch! What? Did I really just order French toast and scones???? What had I done? I regretted the decision the minute the server walked away.

After an initial moment of panic, I decided that I could handle this. I could eat this meal, and be extra careful of the calories I would consume for the rest of the day. Oh, and I would go for a nice long walk. That would do it.

Yes, that probably would have done it…had I stuck to my plans.

So, as you can probably imagine, I did not stick to my plans. I didn’t stick to my plan for what I would order and I didn’t watch my calories for the rest of the day or go for a walk. It got nasty cold out…well, you know; excuses, excuses!

That one day was the top of a slippery slope that I have been careening down ever since.

I have not been following my eating plan, I have been eating candy, homemade pizza and homemade bread; all things that make me feel like crap. Again, my joints ache and I feel bloated.

So, tonight, I am soaking in a warm bath enjoying a glass of red wine. This is my last indulgence before I hit Day 1 again tomorrow.

What is one food or situation that can send careening off the path of healthy eating?

Have an amazing night!

xoxo ~ K

EEEK!! The Before Photos…

Today is day 6! Can you believe it? I have made it 6 days AND I have stuck to my eating plan!

After I finally got through day 1, I decided to take “before” photos so that I will have photos to compare along this weight loss journey.

EEEK! Those photos are very difficult to look at. I truly cannot believe that is how far I have let myself slide backwards in terms of my weight loss. It truly makes me realize that this (eating healthy) needs to become the way I eat ALL the time. Not just something I do to lose weight and then go back to my old habits. I need to get the weight off and then continue to make healthy food choices going forward.

I know that I will be glad to have those first photos. They will help me see the progress that I have made, even on the days that I feel like I haven’t made any.

If you are starting a weight loss journey…take the photos! You will be glad to have them one day.

If you are still struggling to make it through “Day 1”, keep trying. Each day is a new day and a new chance to conquer Day 1. Eventually, you will make it through and move on to Day 2, Day 3, and so on. Just don’t give up. Giving up is the only way to fail at this.

Look back at how many Day 1s I have had. If I can do it, you definitely can do it.

I thought about posting those photos here, but I am just not ready for them to see the light of day yet. Someday.

As of today: -5.8lbs for me. My sweet farmer has maintained his weight for the most part but is looking to get rid of about 10lbs so will be following our healthy eating plan a bit more closely to reach his goal again.