Today has NOT been a great day. I woke up this morning, like I always do, got the scale out, like I always do, and there it was. Staring at me. The stupid pound that I had GAINED. For no reason. Absolutely no freakin reason. I did everything I was supposed to; I drank a gallon of water and ate all the right foods but for some reason I still gained a pound. It's extremely frustrating when I'm only eating 500 calories and I gain a pound. In fact, it makes me ask myself why I'm even doing this to myself in the first place. It makes me think about cheating. I'm sure for you other dieters, you can relate. It's irritating, right? Heck yes it is!
So I did the responsible thing any other adult would do, I took a deep breath and called my step-dad on the phone to whine. (He's doing this diet with me.) I have to admit that through this whole thing he's been my voice of reason. He can usually talk me off the cheating ledge, so to speak, and that's exactly what he did today. He was able to calm me down and make me think about the consequences of cheating. He told me not to let it get to me that it was just one day and tomorrow I could lose two pounds but if I were to cheat I would most definitely gain more weight. Then he told me that he's hit a wall and hasn't lost a single pound in three days. Suddenly gaining a pound really didn't seem so bad.
I'm happy to announce that I didn't cheat, I stayed strong and stuck to my diet. Hopefully tomorrow will bring me more weight loss but if not, it's okay. It's just temporary and I know I will lose the weight. I'm curious for you dieters out there, how do you talk yourself off the ledge? Is it as frustrating for you as it is for me when you don't lose or you instead gain weight if you're doing everything you should? What are your thoughts?