Are we ready? Let’s play The Blame Game!!
Hrrmph…well, I debated whether to do a weigh-in today or wait till tomorrow, since last week’s was delayed till Tuesday.
But then I thought, y’know, that’s why I loved reading all the older weight loss blogs that inspired mine (like the great Shauna Reid’s Dietgirl). They posted the bad days as well as the good ones, so you, as the reader and potential co-dieter, felt like yeah, bad weight days happen to good people, but together, we can get through it!
So on that note (gulp), here goes:
Yikes!! That’s a pretty big gain! Well, if I really want to play the blame game, there are plenty of candidates besides our beloved President!
— There’s Helen, the nice lady at our church who died, necessitating a funeral Saturday morning, necessitating her family to come in from out of town and take us out to a big lunch afterwards, at their expense, with cheesecake for dessert.
— There’s Karen, the equally nice (but not dead) lady who also came in from out of town, stayed to visit her family, and invited us to their house for a backyard barbecue yesterday afternoon, featuring lots of big bowls of chips, hot dogs, burgers with cheese, and of course, cheesecake.
And last but not least, of course, there’s MOI!
Because to be completely honest, I haven’t been tracking my calories for quite a while and I’m pretty sure I haven’t been creating that all-important calorie deficit which, whether you’re doing the No S diet or any other way of arranging your food intake, is the one and only way the weight will go DOWN instead of up!
So the winner and champion in today’s blame game is — me!!
Oh well, the nice thing about weighing myself every day is I get plenty of early warning alarms when the weight is creeping upwards, and can take charge of the situation. I can waste time blaming others for putting delicious food in my path, or I can smile politely and say, “No thanks” — it’s up to ME!
And I do think I’ll go back to writing all my calories down this week, and see if I can get a better handle on where I’m overeating. The “No S” thing is nice, but primarily on the “S” days, which isn’t really the point of the whole thing! So during the following week, I’ll go back to a way of eating that’s more natural for me, write down all the calories, and let the chips fall where they may.
OK, OK!! Meantime, have a great week!