“I might be too strung out on compliments. Overdosed on confidence.” ~Drake (lyrics)
For the past 8 weeks I’ve felt myself consistently getting stronger and healthier through hard work and I’ve seen 8 weeks of consistent weight loss.
I’ve had loads of confidence and I’ve been feeling great.
Confidence is good — cockiness is not.
And I got cocky.
I celebrated 8 weeks of weight loss with one of my favourite meals — a very caloric sub followed by a decadent dessert with a Diet Coke chaser. (Yes….in retrospect I do realize that celebrating weight loss by eating an enormous meal is INCREDIBLY counter-productive)
Having had this meal, I was still confident that I would work hard — well….maybe not as hard as I have been….but still kinda hard — and return to my strict meal plan — well…..maybe I’m sure I could veer off the path a bit because it wouldn’t matter that much, would it? — and I’d lose weight.
I mean….I’d lost weight for the past 8 weeks right?
I’m sure you can imagine how all of this ended! I stepped on the scale yesterday and was truly PO’ed to see I’d gained weight. How could that have happened?
But then I started truly looking at what I did….and didn’t do…all week and it was really crystal clear.
I’m all for flexibility but, at this stage with weight still to lose, it isn’t time to start playing fast and loose with what has been successful so far.
I have been celebrating the victories and will continue to do so — but it needs to be in a way that doesn’t involve food or shirking my workouts.
I’ve seen what will happen and I have learned from my mistake. And, by sharing it with you all, if I find myself veering off the path I know this post will still be here to remind me!