I'm a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member I achieved my goal weight in July of 2009, losing over 60lbs. Over five years I have slowly slipped back to my old habits, putting back on 40lbs.
This is about my comeback from weight loss failure to success.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Setbacks Lead To Comebacks...
Setbacks lead to comebacks, if that's true.... why are comebacks so hard?
I've been playing lip service to getting these 8 lbs I've put on back off again. As of yesterday I've started yet again to get "serious", to get back on program. Boy is this hard oh so hard. At home my environment is temptation free, but work is a different story. On Monday alone, two candy dishes with chocolate on it, more chocolate on the back counter at work, cinnamon buns, and assorted fruit breads on a table in the staff hallway, and cupcakes in student services. Each of these traps I had to navigate yesterday, I almost crumbled a few times but I didn't. I'm proud of that. Today, not so many stumbling blocks, the same candy dishes are well stocked, I did spot cupcakes again, and one different temptation doughnuts. Arrrgh! Again I walked away from all of this. Day two, successful.
The other thing I'm coming back from is that darned cold I had over a week ago now. It took until mid last week to get my energy levels back. This past weekend the congestion in my lungs finally cleared up and I ran for the first time on Saturday morning in 10 days. It wasn't a big run, only 2 miles running 5 minutes, walking 1 minute. No where near the 10K I'll be running in 10 days. Today I had to fight myself to get back on the treadmill after work (the weather has been so cold, wet and miserable, almost like October). Tonight I managed to run for 15 minutes (at a slower pace than before my illness) without a walk break, I was determined to put in 5K tonight. The rest of the time I ran at a 5:1 ratio. I completed it, proud of that.
This comeback is going to be a really long road. I just have to keep trying, eventually it'll stick.