Well they say everything is bigger in Texas. Apparently it’s true. I certainly got bigger in Texas. I ate whatever, with little to no moderation. I was on vacation and I just wanted a break from everything. A break from dieting, working, cold weather, and real estate. I didn’t have to deal with any real estate drama except for the tenant that called and said someone was breaking in (with a key might I add) and stealing dishwashing liquid, lottery tickets and loose change. Where do I find these people?! Thankfully the Maintenance Man is changing the locks for me, and if the loose change fairies continue to steal his stuff while he’s at work, then that’s his problem.
Anyway, I consciously ate poorly in Texas if that makes sense. I didn’t get back home and say what the heck happened? I was mindful of the cinnabuns, full size restaurant portions, and my signature Peach Cobbler I made for my friend as a thank you. I made a commitment on the plane to start back tracking weight watcher points on Monday morning, and I did. But, there was nothing short of a snow storm Monday night, weigh-in night.
I was comfortable being off plan for 3 days and I was even comfortable with gaining a little weight, but I didn’t like the idea of skipping the meeting. I put on my snow boots, drove like a true St. Louis all-weather girl and went to weigh in. On the snowy ride there, I reminded myself that I’m working on disconnecting my emotions with my weight and the scale. I kept my commitment and tracked all day. In the past, I would have said, I probably gained 5 pounds, it’s snowing, I’ll be embarrassed, I un-did all my hard work, I failed my Fiercling fans on my blog, I’ll just weigh in next week. But no, not this time. I stepped up and was told by the receptionist that I gained 2 pounds. I was okay with that, because it reflected my eating behavior. I was actually surprised at how cool I was about it. I didn’t go into a downward spiral and say woe is me, I ruined everything. I just said I had a great time, ate what I wanted, and got back on plan. I know next week that the scale next week will show my renewed commitment.
P.S. The Texas trip post is coming soon, I’m still adding the pics for you guys…