So how does a girl manage a household whilst her husband is away singing and dancing at tech week and a weekend long performance of a musical?
SHE EATS. She eats a LOT.
And then Monday morning, and she steps on the scale for the first time in 5 days and her heart sinks.
3 pounds MORE than when she started this contest.
Now, I could make all kinds of legitimate excuses. I was making quick and easy unhealthy meals, I was eating late (like after 11pm) when her hubby got home, "TOM" was close to arriving and I was a bottomless pit that was retaining back the Red Sea....
But I am not going to excuse my behavior. I was hungry. And I ate things that I shouldn't have. End of discussion.
So how does a person feel when she knowingly accepts that this setback is her own dang fault?
1. Guilty- much like on my own blog, I know that people are watching me, and feel that twinge of guilt that I have let people down. Totally fine. Nothing wrong with a little guilt. As long as I don't let it overtake my emotions and tell me I am going to feel.
2. Frustrated- this is the most natural human emotion. It is even more natural when I realize that this setback could have been avoided if I had simply behaved like a rational human on a diet and had even an ounce of will power and self discipline. (Which I obviously do not- enough said)
3. I FEEL REAL- this may surprise you, but I enjoy feeling normal. So very often I feel like a total oddball. It's nice to know that this is something all of you experience too! We move forward, take a step back, then move forward again. It's the dance of the dieter, and it does not happen to failures. It happens to EVERYONE.
I don't know if these words will help anyone out there, but there is nothing wrong with setbacks. Setbacks give us the opportunity to empower ourselves with resolve- determination- focus.
It also shows us where our weaknesses are. And so you don't feel alone, here are my weaknesses:
3. Portion Control
4. Late night eating
5. Not eating every 3 hours like I am supposed to.
Does anyone out there share these weaknesses? What do you guys struggle with?