If you haven’t read already I’m participating in a DietBet with a few other Philly bloggers. The goal of the DietBet is to lose 4% of my body weight by March 6th. At the end of last weekend my prospects of reaching this goal were gloomy. I had spent a weekend away at a lake house with a few other families. We had an amazing time but one of the side affects was that I over indulged on both food and alcohol, this is never good when trying to lose weight. My four day binge put back two of the pounds that I had lost in the previous weeks.
Once I realized that I was up 2 lbs my first instinct was self doubt and to give up because my mind was saying “I’m never going to reach that goal weight anyway so why try.” I thought long and hard then shook off this feeling, doubled down, and started over. I got right back to eating the way I should and dismissed that weekend as a momentary diversion, from my weight loss goals and the DietBet, which I needed to overcome not be overwhelmed by. In short it worked. I’m doing great with my weight and food this week and the best part is that I have learned that a little bump in the road doesn’t mean that I give up, I just have to work through it and recognize that I will have days where I deviate from how I’m supposed to eat but it’s not the end of the world. The important thing is how I deal with it after. I’m still not positive I will reach my DietBet goal but I’m going to try my darnedest.