Well after I had a nice little loss this week I decided to celebrate last night with a chocolate and some chips grrrr!
I managed to throw away half the chips but still ate the whole chocolate.
I woke up this morning (its about 6:30 a.m.right now here in sunny Oz) determined to not let it get me down - its one small slip in a week that has been 99% fantastic - but still and all it was hanging around me I have to admit.
And then I sat down with a cuppa and read through the Monday Weigh In post and other posts from this forum and just responding to others and reading about other people's victories and frustrations has helped me to stop focusing on my own silly stumble and put it in perspective.
And it also helped me step back and look at the triggers instead of just beating myself up.
Tuesday and Wednesday are my weekend and Monday night is when I seem to have the most trouble with cravings. Its because I feel entitled to celebrate the end of a week and my old self knows that means overeating.
So after I get back from holidays in a few weeks Monday nights become socialising nights and I will make myself go visit friends instead of sitting on the couch munching on rubbish!
I also love cooking and I have never taken a class so I am have started looking around for some classes starting October on a Monday night.
Good god - doing something at night time apart from watching TV. My brain may explode!
Its hard not to get down on yourself about having a slip up but all we can do is learn from it and figure out ways to make it harder to fall down next time
And if you all had not been brave enough and conscientious enough to post your results for the week and talk about what was hard and what was great I would never have actually gotten to the point of feeling positive and ready for a new week.
So thankyou all - without knowing it, you are helping someone half a world away just by talking about your week