I went in there completely unsure as to whether or not this was really for me. I was doubtful at first at the counselors insistence that I could easily get to my goal weight, and beyond that if I wanted.
And yet here I am today, having met my goal and feeling better than ever! Last year I joined LA Weight Loss right before my annual camping trip and thinking, next year I should look and feel great! And its nice to know that this year I will be going and feeling both of those things. I am so happy that I made the decision to join. Sure, I despise the program for closing down and not refunding my money. And sure, I know that I really did this on my own. I spent more time losing weight without them than with them. But I am grateful that they offered what I needed at that time. I had support and I had a plan that worked for me.
So thats a happy celebration to have today. I had a wonderful vacation! I definitely didnt want to come back to work today. I had 562 emails and worked 11 hours without a lunch. I was hesitant to weigh in because I definitely had some indulgences on this trip. I kept myself in check most times and did the best that I could, but knew that 7 days of indulgences here and there and 1 day of exercise doesnt call for a pleasant number on the scale.
Surprisingly, I was only up .4 from where I was last week (Monday) at 161.4. Now of course Im not happy Im up, and still up 3 pounds from my lowest low. But definitely not a large gain by any means, and not one that I cant tackle. I know why Im up, and trust me, I WANTED to get back on track today. I hate that feeling of eating things that I know dont have much benefit for me, and I hate the sluggish feeling I have from too much food and little exercise. It wasnt hard at all today to start the day off without a thought to any of the food I had been eating. I focused on what I wanted to eat which is healthy food all the way! Thankfully the weighin wasnt bad at all, and now that I am back on track, got some exercise in today, and TOM is over (probably affected the last weighin), I think I am going to be down some for sure by my next weighin on Friday.
Heres a few pics from my trip (so many to choose from and I have so many pics from all the fun things we did):
My boyfriend and I (Pittsburgh in the background)
My boyfriend, Me, and my mom at PHIPPS botanical gardens (ironically the theme was chocolate!)