In the past, setbacks like this would send me off on an eating spree. I mean really. I'm working my ass off and gaining weight. Might as well eat and gain and actually enjoy it! So how did I handle this gain this month? Well, first of all I put on the new outfit I bought a size or 2 too small in September. It fit! I've been waiting 6 months to wear this! Low cut, bell bottoms, embroidered with sequins if you please. Pink of course. I think I should have tried the top on a bit sooner! Don't care. Wore it to my meeting. Wore it out to dinner last night. I love it!!
What else did I do to ease the pain of my gain? Well, today is my 31st wedding anniversary. Papa and I took off for a 2 day mini trip to Ft. Myers beach. Lovely hotel. Big town. Every restaurant known to man. Again in the past this would be a 3 day free pass to eat as much as I could stuff into my fat face. I mean really. It's a special occasion right? I should enjoy it right? How am I spending these three days? Well, I brought my high protein Special K and my low carb yogurt for my breakfast. I packed our lunches ahead of time for the 3 days. I brought sugar free jello, fiber one bars, grapes, my awesome FAF, and my protein drink.
So, how am I handling my .8 gain on my little mini vacation?
See for yourself.
Bumps in the road are going to happen to all of us. We have to learn to roll with the punches. We can't chuck it in at every little difficulty. We're in this for the long haul. Geez I ran out of cliche's there!
I got out of bed this morning on my 31st wedding anniversary and ate a low carb yogurt and some high protein special K. I got on the elliptical at a high intensity, fat burning program for 30 minutes. I ran back to the room (climbing the stairs if you please...no elevator for me!) and woke the big man. I strapped on my stop watch and headed out for my daily 5K training walk. The whole entire day is mine ahead of me. We're going to the beach. We're going to do whatever we want. Food is planned with flexies being used for a treat. I'm in complete control. I feel freaking awesome. The power that I felt when walking this morning was amazing. I felt proud. VERY proud!
Oh ya, life is freaking good!