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My first gain

Well, the scales don’t lie.  Do they?  I wish they did!

I didn’t want to admit it earlier, because it’s personal and one of those ’embarrassing illnesses’ but it’s time for the truth. I’ve had a very painful UTI over the weekend and I’ve been taking some medication that’s basically sodium based, and it’s creatoc havoc with my body! I’ve felt really dehydrated, almost like having a hangover, but I’m sure I’ve retained fluid because the scales tell me I’ve gained a kilo this week.  I also haven’t been to the gym since Thursday because I’ve just been miserable and lacking any motivation whatsoever.

But with my horrid UTI now dealt with and the body finally recovering, let’s deal with that little situation of gaining a KG.  I have to look at this overall.  Yes, it’s a setback.  But, it’s Week 3 and I can recover from it and shift it if I get back to the program today and work a bit harder.

You just can’t let these things take you over.  Let’s look at the big picture.  I started this journey in June.  I’ve lost 13kgs since then.  This is my first and only gain in 3 months, so really, it’s not looking too bad at all!

What would be WORSE?  Falling off the wagon, giving up hope and falling back into old habits.  But I’m stronger than that.  I’ve been down that road and the only place it leads is to MISERY.

Question to myself: Are you going to be ordinary and give up and stop making an effort?  Or are you going to be extraordinary and just get back to it?

Next steps:  Watch Mish’s Week 3 video.  Plan out menu for the rest of the week.  Shop.  Exercise.  Routine, routine, routine.

Time to get back on the horse and soldier on.

Melinda xo

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Quiet as a mouse

What a weekend.  It has been raining non-stop & the kids have been home with me since Friday!  I was all booked in for Super Saturday Session at the gym, but my babysitters fell through.  I’ve also been suffering a very painful illness with shocking headaches and this awful feeling of being dehydrated because of the medication I’m taking!  So I haven’t done any exercise whatsoever since Thursday!  And that’s not all.  The wheels fell off with my planning and I’ve totally lost track with 12WBT.   I haven’t been on a huge junk food binge. I’ve just had too many carbs like white bread and bigger portion sizes and the calories have been over 1200.

Feeling a bit bad this morning, I really hope that I haven’ done any damage on the scales this week but all I can do is get back on the program and keep going.  The worst thing would be to give up!!!  I feel OK, I’ll accept whatever happens this week and not beat myself up about it.  Just have to keep going!

I’ve also neglected the blog, which kind of feels like I haven’t been honest with myself – maybe it’s a form of denial by not blogging about exactly what is happening in my day – the good, the bad and the ugly.  Kind of like eating in private  – if no one sees me, then it’s not really happening?

That’s something for me to  think about – perhaps this is bringing me close to the REAL underlying reasons why I struggle with food.

More on that later I think …

Melinda xo

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