One of these days, I'll learn to not pat myself on the back so quickly. It always seems to follow with a crash of some sort. I feel like I set myself up for failure. It seems I just can't feel good about an accomplishment until I complete the project. In this case, the project is my healthy eating and weight loss. Why do I do this to myself? It's as if all my demons come out of the close and talk me down.
So... to the point of the food issue: I had some sibling family issues that I took to heart before I bounded onto a bus for an overnight trip to see the Rockettes in NYC. The family issues didn't appear to bother me on the outside. I wasn't really thinking about them, but subliminally they probably caused me some sadness (a food trigger for me). The person I was on the trip with also encouraged me to be off plan for the weekend and enjoy whatever I wanted to eat. OK, yes. I didn't want to eat JC food or think about it. The meals on the trip were pre-ordered. I did fine until I got hungry. I'm assuming I got hungry because my JC plan fills me up with lots of crunchy veges, to which I didn't have access. I got on the scale when I returned and gained 2.5 pounds in 2 days. TWO DAYS! I should mention that 3 days later, it's all off BUT!
It's not a big deal to have a weekend off plan, so long as we go right back into JC as soon as we're back to reality. I'm still in learning phase and this is learning for a lifetime. I accomplished the task of returning to plan, but something was different this time. I really, REALLY didn't want to go back on plan. It took all I could to muster in my strength to get back on the wagon.
In the past I would not have continued. I would have been disgusted with myself. This time? I just don't know. I'm committed. I'm ready to get to goal. I just have to stop beating myself up about the bad days.
How do you clear your mind so that you don't sabotage your good work?