As P and I are finding out one year into our plan, we were correct in not calling it a diet but a lifestyle plan. It is impossible to diet, lose weight and then go back to the way you were eating before you lost the weight. And now I have the proof. Over the past month, I have introduced processed carbs in what I thought was a controlled and planned way. Missing some of my favorite foods and not realizing the highly addictive nature of processed carbs – here’s what I started eating. Two to three sandwiches per week; daily glass of wine before dinner (which I now have to to admit, sometimes turned into two and because I was drinking wine – absolutely no will power when husband brought out the chips, dip and cheese); with those sandwiches, potato salad or worse when the sandwich was a hamburger, onion rings and/or french fries. And that’s it… no other additions and I’ve continued eating healthy veggies, lots of salads, fish and lean meats.
This morning I am up 1.75 pounds! I am bummed, I am also really pissed! I am NOT going to gain this weight back. I will be back on the plan with a new intensity after this lesson. Today I am wearing my size 10 jeans – uncomfortable because they are now a bit too tight. But this will remind me all day how uncomfortable I was when I couldn’t even get said jeans over my thighs.