As I mentioned last week, I've had a difficult time coming off of vacation. I thought it would be simply turning off the switch and turning on the good habits.
This isn't my first rodeo and it probably isn't yours either. You would think I would have all the tricks down pat.
I still have cravings. And I still cave to cravings. None of us is perfect. None of us are infallible.
The key to remember is that I, and you, have the knowledge to fix this, even if the will is questionable at times.
I've discovered over the course of my WW adventure that it's hard to fix something if you don't admit there's a problem.
My problem started with vacation where I allowed myself to eat like there was no tomorrow. Shall I say it? I was planning my very own hunger games. I wasn't about to go hungry.
Mindless eating along with female hormones (Damn it!) make us crave yeasty, floury, sugary goodness. Well, it makes me crave them.
So last week I made chocolate chip cookies--tried a new recipe and threw everything you could imagine into the mix.
AND I made my cinnamon rolls for the kidlet's first day of school, but I made them the previous night, so we ate cinnamon rolls for din-din . . . and the next two days.
I've found that eating something sinful one day doesn't really have an adverse effect on my weight. Eating said nummies two or more days in a row does.
Weigh-in was not pretty. Oh, I was still in my allotted +2 pound range over my goal weight, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about it.
Oh, no. I'm mad at myself.
So what to do?
Buckle down and get back on track again! I want my pretend goal weight to be two pounds LESS than my 'official' goal weight.
Truth is that I like the extra weight loss for special occasions . . . like my birthday . . . which falls on next Wednesday . . . August 29th.
I'll take cyber-gifties, congrats, and happy B-days. Shoot, I'll even take Preparation H--as it works wonders to reduce under eye puffiness!
Time to focus and go cold turkey on the carbs!