Monday, July 26, 2010

Nothing good ever happens at a Chinese buffet.

Ugh. I hate these posts. I'm sure you hate reading these posts, but I have to get it out there. Feel free to skip it all together.

This weekend I logged into sparkpeople on my iphone and pressed the weight tab. Why did I do this??!?! What did I see? The weight entry from July 1....which happened to be the exact weight I saw on the scale on Saturday morning. A whole month. I've wasted a whole month by slacking off. Now, I haven't been eating terribly, but I haven't been eating great. I've also been a complete and total slug. One more month has passed that I'll never get back.

I wish this yucky post ended there, but it doesn't. Seeing that I "lost" a whole month on this journey really sent me into a tailspin. A tailspin right into bad choices. I even let myself get talked into a Chinese buffet last night! Nothing good ever happens at a Chinese buffet. I couldn't even tell you what I ate, not that you'd want to hear it anyway. For the last two days, I haven't even logged my food, something I've done consistently from February 2, the day I "restarted." I couldn't even weigh today because I just knew that the weight would be even higher. To make matters worse, I keep catching myself saying , hey, you're going on vacation anyway, just "restart" when you get back. If I do that, though, I'll gain tons of weight while we're gone and be even more discouraged when we return. So, that can't be an option.

So, that's out there....

In other news, we had an awesome weekend otherwise. Swimming, a movie with the kids, and a great dinner out with friends.


  1. Ugh...I can't tell you how many gazillions of calories I have consumed at Chinese free for alls in my lifetime.

    I hear you on losing another month. I'm so tired of losing time and not weight!!!

    Hang in there girl...

  2. Awww... I hate those times. If you've read my blog much, you'll see that I've had them regularly.

    July is not over. Get the most out of these last six days!

    Maybe you'd like to write a new goal and post it on the FREEDOM Challenge update post. There is one week left on the challenge :) so it sounds like perfect timing for a kick start--and for freedom.

    Like Jack Sh*t says, "Falling in the water doesn't make you drown, it's staying in there that does it."


  3. You can be successful while on vacation! Make the most of it.

    The important thing is not to dwell on what you have not done this past month but to see how much you can accomplish in the next 4 weeks!

    I'm rooting for you :)