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Something else I have noticed is that it isn't just going somewhere else that can derail you. Sometimes it's just a matter of not leaving where you are and getting stuck in a rut.
In advance of last weekend's wedding (pictures to come soon - it was a fabulous time!) I was so busy each day that I was honestly forgetting to eat lunch. Let me swear to you, I have never said those words in my life. I find time to eat. If I was busy in the past, I'd find time to at least chug down a Slimfast or grab a Zone bar. Not exactly health-central right there, I know, but oh well, at least they are more well-rounded than, say, cookies from the break room!
Last week, though, I was an insane person, and the afternoons sped past. I hadn't gone food shopping since my last trip out of town, so I hadn't brought in food from home to have at my desk. By the time the clock was striking 4:30 each day, I had realized I missed a major meal, but by then was too close to dinner to eat anything substantial without ruining evening plans. Needless to say, I lost those last few pounds over those few days before slipping on that little bridesmaid dress. It fit like a glove!
And then, guess what? Surprise: I instantly gained those few pounds right back as I ate and drank my way through the festive weekend. Ugh.
I hate rollercoastering on the weight loss journey, but it is something that I find myself accidentally doing all. the. time. Five pounds here, five pounds there, up, down, shorts too tight, dresses too loose. It's killing me. Can't I just reach goal weight and stay there for once?
At work today, I sent out a congratulatory tweet to an online contact about her recent five-pound weight loss:
I then realized how silly that sounded if I didn't actually do something about it. So I clicked through to WW online, added up my points and sent this out:
Are you a serial rollercoaster, too? What are your tips for turning things around when you find yourself going back up those rails again? In the meantime, I'm paying attention to the things I eat and drink again, so expect to see me less at those Happy Hours and dessert parties while I get things back under control :)