So I had an awesome weigh in and that two pounds from my Vegas vacation is history!
What did I do?
I just got right back on my program when I got home. Actually I got back on program the day I left Vegas, and haven’t looked back.
It gets me to thinking about the upcoming food holiday to end all food holidays – Thanksgiving. There were a lot of questions floating around our meeting this week, and the big one was:
Are you going to track?
Oh of course I am.
At least as best as I can. Will I stay within my Smartpoint range? All signs point to no…but I’m okay with that just like I was okay with packing on two pounds during my two week vacation.
I’ve been at the weight loss thing for years. YEARS. After being around the block a time or 20 I’ve learned something:
One day/vacation does not make or break you.
What will break you my friends is not returning to your regularly scheduled program.
I made a deal with myself when I was in Vegas. If I wanted a Sprinkles Cupcake, I was going to have a Sprinkles Cupcake. If I wanted Crepes with hazel nut and homemade whipped cream, I was having it.
If I wanted a margarita the size of my head, I was going to drink it.
That was only the first part of the deal though. The second part was I would track it.
I didn’t just take a vacation from Weight Watchers. Oh some of those days have over 120 Smartpoints.
But I tracked it as best as I could. Tracking is a part of my life now, the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
The third part of the deal is that vacation would not slide into the next week and next week and week after that.
You see it isn’t a holiday or vacation or a birthday that kills us. It’s the day after those things that kill us.
It’s the “Well I was bad so I might as well enjoy myself for a few more days” mentality that is going to kill your progress.
So this Thanksgiving I’m going to have mac n cheese. I’m going to have one of my fabulous pecan pie cupcakes (24 smartpoints alone!). I’m sure my tracker will go into convulsions but I will track everything. Every. Single. Thing.
Trust me, I won’t do near the damage I would do it I wasn’t tracking. It makes you stop and think, even if you have given yourself permission to go over your Smartpoints for the day.
Come Black Friday, it’s back to my 30 (36) Point Life.
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