Do not get Discouraged. At times you will gain some of the weight that you have lost but if you stick to a healthy lifestyle and diet you will get back on track quickly.
Last Friday I got my weight down to 197.8. The weight just came off quick last week. (Maybe too quick) On the weekend I kinda veered off my healthy lifestyle a bit. I had some beers on Friday night and ate some chips and junk food. On Saturday I had my cousins engagement party to go to. I had a few more drinks and party food at the party. I really didn’t watch what I was eating too carefully but probably more carefully than when I wasn’t dieting. On Sunday I took the family to eat out for lunch and had a barbecue for dinner. I was more careful with the food selection but still ate too much and some of the wrong foods. I even had a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.
Well on Monday I paid for it at the scale. I gained back all the weight that I lost the previous week. I was back up to 201 pounds. That was a little bit depressing.
In the past when this happened I would just give up and tell myself I just can’t do this. This time I didn’t do that. On Monday I was extra careful. I watched portion size, ate nutritionally dense foods with low sugar and hit the gym at the end of the day. When I weighed myself on Tuesday I was pleasantly surprised. I got my weight down to where I was last Friday. So while the weekend was a bit of a setback, my weight is still down overall. Moreover I am still on track of my goal of getting my weight down to 197 by the end of the month. Hooray!
In the next post I will talk about setting short term and long term weight loss and fitness goals.