My last week was certainly not my best as I gained 0.9 pounds this week and had a slip-up and ate off plan. Overall the six weeks was awesome and I lost a total of 12.3 pounds so I will consider it a huge win and I have learned so much that I’m positive I’ll go on to lose more weight.
But I want to talk about the slip-up. A wise fellow Nutritarian suggested I analyze what happened so that I can nip it in the bud in the future and not have a slip-up and go off plan. In thinking about what led to the slip-up I think a couple of things led up to it. The first was that I was doing my grocery shopping and was at the deli counter waiting for something for my husband and I was looking around and saw the shelves full of pita chips. The pita chips led me to think about hummus and it all led to me buying hummus and pita chips and devouring them when I got home. I know this is partly habit as what helped me gain nearly 24 pounds in the last six months or so was that I got into the habit of buying chips every time I was at the grocery store! Buying chips was a treat, it was a way to have food that no one else knew about as I would eat them all before my husband got home, and clearly I’m addicted to the salt and fat!
The other thing that partly led to the slip-up was that I was able to justify it to myself as being okay. I told myself (of course all in my head) that it was okay because hey the hummus is healthy and the pita chips are somewhat healthier than potato chips, so it could be a worse slip-up! And I also told myself that I deserved a treat after staying on plan and losing 13 pounds in a month!!
After figuring out what led to the slip-up I was told to formulate a plan so that it doesn’t happen again. I definitely feel like the grocery store is hard for me, and so my plan for the future is to start doing a 24 hour fast day on days I go to the grocery store, usually on Thursday’s. I’ve been wanting to add in a 24 hour fast day and I think this will work out well. I won’t be as tempted to buy any off plan food if I’m fasting and I will plan for and buy some healthy food for a tasty and ETL compliant dinner to break the fast for Thursday evening.
I learned a lot by really sitting down and thinking about the slip-up, figuring out what led to it and coming up with a plan so that it doesn’t happen in the future. I will definitely use this in the future so that I can really overcome all of the habits that contribute to my eating off plan.
Here is a list of my weights for the six weeks:
Total Lost: 12.3
Pictures this week: The first is a picture of me at my highest weight of 278 and my lowest weight of 150. The second picture is the same ones I posted last week but show me at the start of this six week jumpstart weighing 173.8 and me at 160.6. I’m looking forward to continuing and getting to first my ideal weight of 145 and may all the way down to Dr. Fuhrman’s ideal weight for me of 131!