Whenever something doesn't work out the first time you try it, but you know its the right thing to do, it's best to just keep trying. That is where I am today. I had a weekend of popcorn, candy, carbonated drinks and all kinds of such mayhem! I know what the problem is. I am human. That is pretty much it, in a nutshell. But, being human isn't an excuse, its a reality. And being human, I am intelligent enough to know that I can change if I want to. I can adopt new patterns of behavior with hard work and determination. But, I can also be forgiving of myself and love myself and pat myself on the back and say "try again". This is what I would do for a friend. I wouldn't kick them while they were down, I would instead hopefully make them feel encouraged to keep trying. I would let them know I am there for them if they need me to help. Surely I can do this for myself too?
I am back to protein shakes today and a sensible dinner. It helped last week. I started to see some light in the dark tunnel, but then the weekend hit and all hell broke loose. The scale this morning reflected a gain almost back to where I was when I started last week. I do think most of that is the salt from the popcorn I ate yesterday. And honestly, I can eat ALOT of popcorn. I wonder why my sleeve doesn't notice any restriction when I eat popcorn? It's a problem!
I think I should make some more of those fathead pizza crusts this week. If I have a plan, I will usually follow it. So, protein shakes all day and a sensible dinner in the evenings. Chicken, salmon, fathead pizza and salads. I can do this! I also ran on the treadmill this morning. Not too long, but I can still do it. So, I must continue on this way. Also walking the dogs in the evening if the weather permits is a good idea.
That's my plan. I hope to update as I go along.