I was expecting a whopping great gain this week – a combination of shark week and delicious birthday cake was never going to be good – my hormones went crazy and I just could not possibly resist yummy naughty things, not even if you paid me. So it was a very pleasant surprise to find my usual 3-7lb time-of-the-month gain was nowhere to be seen! Instead I gained only 1lb, so despite a gain, I’m feeling quite happy today.
So, why do I feel happy with a gain? After all, I’m trying to lose weight, right? I’ll tell you why:
- It could have been a hell of a lot worse.
- I’m back on plan now.
- It will all come off for my next weigh in, hopefully with extra off to boot.
A gain is always cause for re-evaluation for me. I take a look at what I did wrong that week (cake!), what I could have done better (refused extra cake!), and what my goal is for the following week (to stay on plan and lose that weight and a bit extra!).
So, I’m not down-hearted, and I’m not going to beat myself up. The thing is, life happens! There are going to be hormone-induced gains, or water retained due to exercise, or family celebrations; the point is, we can move on from them and still get to where we want to be.
Expect a positive result from me next week, because I’m on the case again! My menu plan for the week is up on my fridge door, and I got some lovely home-grown fresh produce from my neighbour yesterday, so I’ll be putting it all to very good use (you can’t say no to free and speed food when you get it for free!).