Wednesday has shown up again (as it is want to do) and I am not too thrilled. I have gained back 3 pounds. Is it strange that it seems reasonable for me to lose 5 pounds in a week but utterly ludicrous for me to gain 3? I love that my mind works that way! I know why it happened. I have been doing little things all week that have lead up to this. Coffee with milk, maybe not the best choices at a party, home fries on Sunday and a delicious Peanut Butter Cup heart yesterday. I see these choices and I have to take a step back and say "Why?". Why have I let myself back down from my own strict standards? I have a few ideas...
1. The way I look now is the way I always saw myself in my head. It's very strange to realize that and even harder to push past.
2. The compliments are coming in huge waves. Being told on an almost daily basis how amazing your looking..it's hard to not let that go to you head and make you lose focus. I mean they're right of course and I appreciate all the positive feedback, but it does make it easier to justify the little cheats.
3. I am NOT a multitasker. I am trying to tackle other issues in my life and somethings got to give. I don't want it to be my focus on my weight loss but the other things are just as important to me.
I ask you though..what is the difference between reasons and excuses? Not a whole hell of a lot as far as I can tell. I know what I need to do, and yes, it is incredibly hard. Just as hard as when I started I would say. Except that this time I know what I have to do. It's not uncharted territory. Now how do I get up the steam to keep going? Maybe I need to set a new goal..something small and achievable to keep myself focused? I am open to any and all ideas!