Well Memorial day weekend came and went and there were beers and grilling and a doughnut or two and a few other miscellaneous things that are not going to contribute to my success on weight watchers. You know what, I am ok with it this time. It was a Holiday weekend. I indulged but did not over do it like I would have in the past. I do not have the guilty feeling I would have had 6 weeks ago. 6 weeks ago I would have been upset with myself and analyzed to death where I went wrong and how I could change my behavior. Well this weekend I had a bit of an epiphany. I was on a diet 6 weeks ago. I was probably on a diet up until this weekend when I realized that I can indulge, even for a weekend, but not over do it. Then I just need to get back to my healthy ways as soon as possible. It was funny how it hit me. I was just kind replaying the weekend in my head and I came to realize that I was never angry with myself for making unhealthy choices. I know how I got to the weight I was at and I know how I have lost 72 lbs. I never want to gain again, but if I do, then I can accept it and move forward. I am not on a diet any longer. I know that I can make a decision on a Saturday that will not effect what I do on Monday. It is a pretty empowering feeling to know that you now have the reins and are more in control. I will obviously continue with weight watchers. I just feel like I am beginning to see the "its not a diet" bit that they preach.
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. I will see you this evening with a weigh in update.