and it got me thinking about my week and weekend. She mentioned how she was doing soo well and then blew it with eating a bunch of miracle wip. I feel like this is the way I feel a lot of the time. I do well for a little while and then boom, something happens and I mess up. But the real matter is how well you respond to it. Diane mentions- "My point of this post is that we all slip up and mess up. I seem to more than most, yet I can still lose weight. I know I'm going to make goal in spite of these continual slip ups."
While I was home in NY, I gained weight. I came back on Monday and was shocked by the 7lbs I gained. I weighed myself before I went to bed, but still. I got up on Tuesday and my mission was to lose as much of that weight as possible this week. The week went well for the most part, but I did have my slip ups. First it was wheat thins late at night and in the morning. Then on Saturday I went out with a friend and gambled with her(crazy up and down streak of cards) and I drank a ton and got loaded. I was soo frustrated with the fact that she is perfectly fine being just friends and nothing more and I am attracted to her, soo it makes it soo hard for me to turn my libido off around her. We got in a text message fight after I left about it. Not to sidebar, but I think thats how I respond, I eat and drink. I went to a bar after I left the casino and had more drinks and a Turkey Wrap with french fries.
Today, Sunday, I weighed in at my weight loss challenge and I had actually still lost the 7lbs since Monday. I couldn't believe it. I knew I worked hard, went to the gym almost all week and I eat good most of the time, but I thought my mess ups with carry me down. The point I am making as Diane is, we all have our ups and downs. Its how we respond to failure that is going to determine our health and wellbeing. I have heard you only fail, when you don't learn anything from it.