I spent this evening the same way I spend most of my oh-so-exciting Thursday evenings...I went to Weight Watchers for weigh-in. I have been on a pretty steady gain for the past few months - I had gotten down to less than a pound away from goal. But, right before Halloween, I totally fell off the wagon. I know they say it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle...but, I get really annoyed at the lifestyle sometimes. I hate having to always weigh, measure and count. And yeah, I know it's for a purpose, and I'm healthier for it...but it's always a struggle.
I also think that when so close to goal, I not-so-subconsciously loosened my control over my consumption habits. And once I stopped tracking the intake, it became really easy to fall back into my not so great former habits. Like the pint of Ben & Jerry's calling me from the grocery store freezer case. What am I even doing in that aisle in the first place? And before you know it, half of that pint is missing from the container. And I know my cat didn't eat it...(though she would, if given the opportunity). So, I know that my food choices have not been great over the past few months, and that my meals have not been balanced like they should be. But, I really need to crawl back on that wagon, however slowly..., since I've waylaid my success and have gained about 5 pounds in the last few months.
Now, I am making an attempt to stop that wagon and hop back on so it can move me on back down the scale. I know what I have to do - I just have to do it (again). Good thing I never stopped going to the weekly weigh-ins and meetings, or I'm sure I'd have gained a lot more than 5 pounds! Ah, perseverance, you are my friend.
And tonight, for the first time in 5 weeks, I have managed to lose weight. Granted, it was a measly 0.4lbs, but I'll take it! And losing even that small amount is actually pretty motivating. (And also motivating? BWB's success - check it out. She has applied to be a WW success story! Kudos BWB!)