I’ve had a busy month. I was out of my schedule house sitting, then my sister adopted Henry, re-adjusting to our new little family, traveling across the state, and this weekend I attended a baby shower and hosted a bridal shower.
I feel like I spiraled out of control food wise. It was chaotic. I tried to go it alone, switch to MyFitnessPal, and just hold myself accountable. I’ve found that it hasn’t worked out for the best.
I’ve recently had other posts relating to all this so I’m not going to completely re-hash the whole “I need to try harder” speech, instead I’m sharing what I’m doing about it.
In an un-related to weight conversation via facebook I was talked to my old Weight Watchers leader. She is a great person and we had a good chat catching up and then she asked me how things were going weight wise this Summer. Sadly I had to inform her that it hasn’t been going to great. I expressed that I feel like it is almost a year since I started and it feels like another failed year, but that on the other hand it is the first year in who knows how many where I didn’t gain weight. Anyway, she was super nice and supportive and offered me any help/support that I may need.
After our conversation I realized that I do miss her meetings. The group that goes to her meetings are like family. They are a wonderfully supportive group and many have reached their lifetime goal losing 70+ pounds. They share so many great recipes and tips. Most importantly everyone “gets it.” It is a nice place to vent and be understood. It isn’t like other WW meetings I’ve attended in the past, this meeting is more like good friends getting together and chatting.
I’ve missed it. I felt like I needed to try do it is on my own and count calories, and sure giving it 1 busy month doesn’t necessarily mean that I couldn’t do it, but I wasn’t weighing in and really holding myself accountable. A big problem was the day and time of the meeting, but I’ve decided I need to make it work.
So yesterday I walked back through those doors and said “hi” to all my friends. They welcomed me back with open arms asking me where I’ve been all Summer practically, and then it was like everything picked up where it left off. I like feeling a part of the group.
You don’t always have to go it alone. It is sometimes better to let people help you. Whether that be in person or finding a supportive community online, whatever works for you.
Ok, so what blog changes do I need to make? Well, I’m going to continue to post my food on MyFitnessPal because a lot of people are on there and my food diary will be public so if you are curious how I’m eating, good or bad, I’ll post it there. I’ll continue to share recipes I’ve found, tried, and liked. I’m going to go back to weekly reporting my weigh ins, because it has been forever since I’ve done that and that is pretty bad, so I’m going to go back to reporting weigh ins on Mondays.
In the end, I haven’t found what works for me, obviously, but I’m working on improving the emotion/mental side of things and I know that my journey may be slow, but hopefully because I’m taking the time to address and work on my issues that I can learn to keep off the weight I lose.
Today feels like Day 1 again. I’m going to try and forget my perceived failures of the past year, put them all behind me, and move forward. One day at a time.