There was a great quote in the WW Weekly this week:
"You don't 'lose' weight, you 'take it off.' Sometimes when you lose things, you find them again!"
That unfortunately happens a little too often. Lose a pound, gain a pound, lose a pound, gain a pound. There's a radio personality around these parts that jokes about losing over 1000 pounds, but it's always the same 10 pounds over and over again.
I need to get the mindset of taking 10 pounds off and not just losing them. I get comfortable whenever I see 200 on the scale and tend to relax a bit, stop tracking for a few days, stop the intense exercise, eat a few more sweets, etc. and then number creeps up again. I need to refocus the energy and not be happy with the 200.
This weekend, I had a wedding to attend. It was a great event and the food was awesome. Someone close to me, chose to skip the reception because of recently joining AA. I understand the thinking and realize this is a temporary avoidance until things are more under control. Got me thinking about food and avoidance. If I were to avoid every difficult situation involving food, my family would never see me. In fact, I don't know how I'd function since food needs to be consumed to live. Sometimes my toughest days are the days I spend all day at home. I welcome the celebrations! I tend to have good days then. I can only eat what is put in front of me and I tend to steer clear of the appetizers because I feel like everyone is watching me and what I eat.
We also had a chicken dinner at our church on Sunday. It was a delicious meal. Afterwards, I came home with the kids and my wife went back to work the dinner for the second half of the time. She stayed till the end and unfortunately decided to take advantage of the "half price bake sale" that takes place with all the leftover bakery for the last half hour. She came home with a bunch of cherry turnovers. They're mocking me in the kitchen right now. I've stayed out of the kitchen all morning, which will continue to be a key for the rest of the day.
Weather is going to be awesome here all week, hoping to get in a few quality walks!