About a week back, I was feeling really down on myself. I gained back a good portion of the weight I’d lost (over half of it) and could easily see myself heading back to 300 or more pounds. I can’t blame Thanksgiving for any gain. I was ordering take-out for lunch, and sometimes dinner, too, for weeks. Since I was eating poorly already, why not add some other junk food to the mix. I kept telling myself I would do better the next day so, I would eat until right before midnight.
I kept seeing the pounds continue to pack on and avoided the scale as if to tell myself that, if I didn’t know my weight, I wouldn’t have a problem.
Then, a few days back I said, “to hell with that!” I had to get back on the wagon. So, this week, I began the change I was needing. Like I mentioned previously, I am working on my sugar addiction. As I write this, I am going through withdrawal. I haven’t had a soft drink, candy or dessert in 3 days. I haven’t even been putting sugar in my coffee (thank you Whole Foods for making liquid stevia!). Let me tell you, it’s definitely been a challenge!
I’ve also been cutting back on portions and eating more vegetables. I still stand by the notion that I will not starve myself in a vain attempt to lose weight but, considering the number of calories I had been consuming, cutting back was highly necessary.
I have also been hitting the treadmill first thing in the morning to burn off the glucose before having breakfast. Furthermore, water is now my drink of choice and I am staying well-hydrated. The multiple trips to the bathroom are a testament to that.
The good news, the scale’s starting to go the other way. Next week, I will be working weight training back in, which should help get me more fat-burning muscle.
For the first time in months, I feel back in control.