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.