Monday, November 30, 2009

Damage control

I did great for Thanksgiving. Then.... there were the leftovers, and the football game. Who can say no to mint oreo cookies? Well I should have! Yesterday (Sunday) I was back on track, and today hopped on the scale to check the damage. I'm up 2.5 pounds. I guess it could be worse. It could also be better.

I realized that because I was mentally up for Thanksgiving Day, and had a plan I conquered it, and did awesome. It was when I didn't have a plan, or determination that I struggled. So, the lesson I learned? Plan ahead, even for the unexpected. And when I fall down, jump up, brush myself off, and get right back at it!

What do you do when you have a setback??


  1. Move on!

    One of the most important lessons I've learned in losing 110 pounds is to not get bogged down by "failures". Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and carry on.

    Good luck!

  2. A setback bothers me more than I should allow it to. I tend to eat too little the next day to make up for the "overindulgence." Tricia's advice is exactly right. Just get over it and move on. I think the only danger with that is that it becomes easy to slip frequently if you're too forgiving to yourself.

  3. When I had a setback, and I had many, I handled it two ways. Before I realized that a setback is just a small moment in my life I used to use the setback as an excuse to eat more peanut M&M's. Eventually I learned to start over right away, just putting the episode behind me, but at the same time trying hard to learn what I needed to. (Wow, that was a very long sentence!)

    Stay strong!