I gained this week. It's the first time that has happened since I have been on JC. I have been eating off-plan and giving in to temptations a lot. I have had a lot of other anxieties and things on my mind and food has been my comfort. I thought I could get away with it, but clearly that is not the case. I had gone up 1.4 lbs.
What do you do when this happens? My consultant reminded me of how excited I was on the first day that I came in, how successful I have been until now, and how well the plan had been working for me when I was staying on track.
But why is it so difficult to actually stay on track? This is a pretty tasty plan. I don't dislike it. It's actually easy to stay on-plan with all the meals....it's the snacking that is getting me off. I forget my fruits and Anytime Bars at home and instead "substitute" them with other foods -- like a cinnamon roll from my favorite bakery. Ugh.
Part of me thinks I need to go more rigid -- follow the meal plans to the letter and just stick to it.
Another part of me thinks I need to be more mindful about being flexible. Like, I need to allow myself to eat off-plan so that it will feel sustainable, but be more diligent about tracking the calories of all the foods I do eat.