It’s rare for our first attempt at a really tough goal to work out exactly as we planned. Delays toward long-term goals are not only happen, but are expected. It’s also not called failure when you don’t reach your goal at the fastest possible time until you officially agree to stop trying to attain your goal at all.
Even though I feel like I’ve been mostly compliant as far as eating and exercise goes – I have been gaining some weight lately.
Is it frustrating? Hell yes. Am I mad? You know it. Do I know exactly what happened? Not really – I didn’t expect perfect results but I can tell you I didn’t expect THAT. But we can’t change the past. All we can do is go forward, and tweak your plan, to see if that gets you better results. Because that’s how you lose weight.
I’ve definitely replaced artificial sweeteners with some sugar. And clearly that’s not working for me.
I could get scared. I could call myself a failure. I could give up. I could eat the whole house (if I still had any food, which I don’t.) But I’m not going to do that. Instead I’m going to tweak something.
So I’ve decided to go on a bit of a sugar fast – not only am I avoiding artificial sweeteners but I’m also avoiding simple carbs for now. Sugars of all types, processed foods high in sugar, and also some high sugar fruits.
Yesterday was my first day giving this a try and it’s the first day I didn’t struggle with cravings or hunger.
Time will tell but I’m glad to have finally found some relief, and I certainly hope it lasts. 🙂
Good luck! 🙂