Getting Back Into It

February 4, 2008 · 14 comments

In case you didn’t notice (and I wouldn’t doubt that you didn’t - there are so many more sites to read) I took last week off.  From my diet, from exercise and from this blog.  My head just wasn’t in the right spot and I needed to get it set straight.  The interesting thing is that until the weekend I did OK - I actually weighed in on Friday at 263, which is where I had been at for a couple of weeks.  But then came the weekend and too much of a little bit of everything, and I checked in this morning at 266.  So I have some work to do this week.

I’ll justify my time off by saying that I learned a few things.  Or at least was reminded of some.  For one, I hate the way I feel in the morning after I snack late at night, particularly with sweets.  I had a big piece of chocolate cake late last night and this morning I just feel like crap.  I remember feeling this way a lot before August, when I started this journey, and I have to use this as a firm reminder that I don’t want to feel that way.  It’s like I am hungover without the benefits of all the fun.

I was also reminded about how helpful writing all of this down has been for me.  It’s really easy to fall off the wagon, and if I didn’t force myself to come back here writing again it would be that much easier to do the same for my diet.  This blog is an important tool in my weight loss journey and I have to remember that.

I started the weekend off well, going skiing with my son.  Well, maybe not so well - a big breakfast at Burger King before hitting the slopes.  Which I justified by saying I was going to burn it all off.  But then I ate a lot that afternoon, because I felt ravenous after all that exercise.  Which I justified by saying I deserved it, and besides I had burned it all off.  But obviously I only burned off so much, and while skiing is great exercise it isn’t going to do wonders with 2 croissant and sausage sandwiches, half a garbage pizza and a deep fried taco.  And a couple of beers.  And who knows what else.

So, a bit of a planned slide, and I start the week in not too deep of a hole.

I’m back!

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Lady Rose February 4, 2008 at 9:50 am

Welcome back! A little break now and then is ok, the good thing is you are back on track. After all we all need to survive and learn to maintain, so a little time off now and then helps learn what works and what doesn’t when not “dieting.”

The few times I’m indulged I feel awful the next day too - headache, bloated, tired, etc. It’s good keeping a record of it because those temptations can be very convincing to over do it again and memories of how icky the body felt tends to fade.

Dona February 4, 2008 at 11:27 am

Welcome back - you were missed!

AndrewE February 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Welcome back John.

I can so empathise with your ‘junk food’ hangover. Been there done that.

Good to see you are back on the wagon. One day at a time eh.

Cammy February 4, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Glad you’re back, John, and refocused and rejuvenated. Sometimes a little break is all we need.

TB-Milwaukee February 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm

We’re not perfect! Sometimes a week away is exactly what we need!

Diana the Scale Junkie February 4, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Welcome back John. I thought I had missed you announce a business trip. I totally understand the need to take a break, we all need a break from time to time. I’m just glad you are back!

Frugal Dad February 4, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Great to see you back after it, John! We missed you here, but I totally understand the need for a break every now and then.

Daissy February 4, 2008 at 11:58 pm

I understand that sometimes we need to be away for a while…Welcome back John! We are waiting for your next inspirational post!

GeorgieGirl February 5, 2008 at 3:29 am

I missed your posts this week, but I didn’t have any thought that you’d give up. So with that said… it’s good to see you back.

I love the term ‘junk food’ hangover! Thanks AndrewE! Funny term, but awful feeling!

IAAdmin February 5, 2008 at 3:33 am

Welcome back. I was a little worried when I didn’t see a new blog post. It’s good to be able to take some time off and recoup.

I have a funny story about the one and only time I went skiing, but that’s for a different day……………:)

Good to have you back.

JEMi February 5, 2008 at 9:07 am

Hey John!

You told me to let you know when I started my diet blog - it’s up an running :)

I kept you in mind after communicating with you that time about starting one..

Your site inspires me, you inspire me

and hey your pitfalls are oh so familiar and make you that much more relatable

hope you enjoyed that week off - and welcome back :)

I’m rooting for you!

Fat Man February 5, 2008 at 10:43 am

It’s about time. I thought something might have happened to ya. I am so used to your daily blogging.

Welcome back compadre.

Debo Hobo February 5, 2008 at 11:15 am

It is good that you took this time as reflection and are now back on track. Keep up the great work :)

Sweet Mummy February 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Hey John! Good for you, getting back into it. It’s a process, a journey, eh? I wish it was just ‘tada’ and it was done and there were no slip-ups or bad days along the way. One day at a time! Keep it up. You’re doing great!!

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