Weigh In 12-17-17: The Struggle is Real

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So my weigh in this week was decent.  I stayed the same, which is my goal now, but it was a miracle for sure.

You see, I have been struggling, and I mean struggling hard core this week.  With the holidays comes holiday baking, which is one of my favorite things to do in the world.  I have been at it for a couple of weeks now and was actually doing pretty decent.  You have to do quality control and try at least one from a batch to make sure you didn’t like put salt in instead of sugar.

I tracked it all.  Then I started a slippery slope this week known as “Oh I’ll track that in a little bit” and ended up with “Well I’ve fell right through the outhouse floor so I might as well enjoy myself”.

I know better, but it happened anyway.

It’s probably going to happen again.

And again.

No matter how bullet-proof we may feel life is a constant struggle.  It’s how we react to those struggles that define who we are and how successful we will be.  The slide was subtle and I didn’t even notice it was happening until I was at the bottom sitting in a pile of sugar cookie dough and chocolate chips.

Figuratively, mind you.  It didn’t get THAT bad.

My birthday is this week so I did the annual IHOP breakfast with my nieces and nephews after my Weight Watcher meeting.  I had everything planned, tracked, and was feeling good.

I mean I knew I had an extra cookie here or there last week.  I knew I went way over my Smartpoints Every. Single. Day.

So I ate my 33! Smartpoint breakfast and figured the rest of the day I’d eat light.  I really wasn’t hungry considering I am just so not used to eating like that anymore.

Then it all went to hell.

Which is the reason why I am up at 2 am writing this blog post.  My stomach is jacked.  Like jacked like it used to be jacked before I lost weight.

My mind is foggy and I just feel like absolute crap.

I have the first headache I’ve had in 10 months.  I’ve taken the first antacids I’ve taken in 9 months.

So I have to take a second and breathe.  I need to remember this feeling, and remember that I used to walk through life feeling like this all the time.

I need to remember that it is not worth the trade off.  The crap that I ate is not worth feeling like this.  Not by a long shot.

So I’m being mindful and moving on.  I’m recognizing what I did, and going right back to my new habits.  Not tomorrow, not the next day…..

Right now.

It’s important to remember that with the bad comes the good, and there was a lot of good last week too.

Like my friend Cindy who I reconnected with through this blog came to my meeting all the way from Florida.


Like I celebrated an early birthday meal with awesome people who are very important to me.


Like the fact that I got Harry Potter pj’s for my Birthday!


If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile now and haven’t figured out I’m a great big nerd then you haven’t been paying attention.

So the fact that I messed up is really just a little blip on this thing we call life.  How I react to that blip shows way more about me then the actual blip.

I plan on reacting well.

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2 thoughts on “Weigh In 12-17-17: The Struggle is Real

  1. I’m very nervous about weighing in this week because of all the parties I’ve attended since last week. I’ve caught myself on the slippery slope and so far, I’ve grabbed hold of a branch to keep from going over. I’m holding on but barely. Thank you for your honest assessment of your slope. I am going to read this post every day because it is exactly what I’m feeling…Yes! That Champagne was great but not as good as losing weight feels. (that’s saying a lot, too)


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