Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Project 10: I Got Way Off Track

I fell off the weight-loss wagon. In fact, I'm so far off it that I can't even see the wagon anymore. Sigh.

I went camping and had every intention of eating well and tracking my food. That ended the second I spotted the cookies. And the chips. And the s'mores. And the dough-boys. And the ice-cream. But I walked a lot and figured that might help. Until I got home after 3 days and saw the scale had jumped by 1.5lbs.

I decided not to fret. I was off to NYC, and figured I'd be too busy to over-eat and would be doing a lot of walking.

Well, I got to NYC. There was definitely a lot of walking. And I did not eat nearly enough food. But what I did eat? Was all carbs and sugar and alcohol. I was always starving and all the booths had cake-pops. What a quick and easy thing to eat while I was dashing here and there. And of course every party, every gathering, every meal had alcohol of some sort. Needless to say, I did not track my food intake. I also felt bloated and icky from the food & beverage choices I made.

Then I came home. I'm back to tracking my food, but i'm eating everything in sight. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend are staying with us for a few days, and they brought all sorts of goodies. Which of course I can't stay away from. It's pathetic. I need to figure out a way to get back on track. To not eat everything in sight, to not over-indulge.

I know this post is complain-y. And I also know it's my own fault and only I have the power to make the change.

I do have a plan, which is to start over tomorrow. (I could start today, but since I've already eaten so much i'm just saying forget it. Which I know is not a good thing. But it's the way it is right now.)

Starting tomorrow I will track everything that I eat, using My Fitness Pal. I will make the same healthy choices and normal sized portion choices that I did a week and a half ago. I will fit some form of exercise into each day. I will not weigh myself until next Tuesday, which is when I do my Project 10 weigh-ins. (I know if I see higher numbers I will get bummed out and say forget it and over-indulge all over again.)

My goal is to be at the same weight I was before I left to go camping. That may or may not be realistic, since I have no idea what my weight is right now. But it's my goal, and with that in mind I will do my best to get healthy again!

*As always, feel free to link up your health or fitness posts. And check out all the other awesome bloggers who are participating in Project 10 with me!


  1. Just a little vote of confidence...You can do it!!! :-) I tend to eat really badly when I get bad news (this weekend/early week has not been good eating wise for me) so I completely understand just saying forget it and starting over the next day! But I do have faith in you! I'll be your cheering section!

    (Sorry I always post as anonymous...I don't have anything to post as!)

    1. Laura, I appreciate your comments, and it means so much to me that you read my blog! Good luck with your eating, too...we can do it! :)

  2. I didn't track anything in NY either. I started back tracking on Tuesday and I haven't weighed myself yet. I should do that today, but I have a feeling it will not be great either. The important thing is to get back on track and forget about the slips. We can't be vigilant all the time!

    1. I am so afraid to weigh myself. I'm dreading it. But I think I need to do it sooner rather than later. I thought it might bum me out, but now I think I need the kick in the pants to get back on track. Good luck to you, too...I'll be peeking at your food diary for inspiration ;)

  3. You can do it. Get back on track, purge all the junk food from your house, meal plan for next week, and take those babies for walks. :)

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Our house-guests left tonight, so no more eating out every night and bonding over junk food. Here's to getting back on track!


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