Meant to get this out yesterday, but life happens. Truth is... I was feeling sort of defeated yesterday, and I couldn't gather the strength to write a negative post. The results are: weight gain of 2.6 since last weigh in (2 weeks ago). So, there you have it.
This weigh in felt defeating because I strongly feel I am doing the right things most of the time. Sure, I gave in to a few indulgences while I was on vacation, but honestly it was just a few. For the most part, I was was very conscience about what I was eating. Plus, I was getting exercise in. Even on the days when my knees were killing me, I walked over two miles per day. There were a couple days when I rested and didn't walk or run, but it is important to take rest days.
I think my lifestyle boobie-trap is social drinking. I typically stick to vodka seltzers, light beer, wine, and bubbly (I adore Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, and Sekt). Each of those options are around 80-120 calories per serving. It's not like I am throwing back daiquiris or other sugary drinks that can be over 300 calories each. However, one drink leads to another and another and another...
I am trying to stay positive. I have moved two notches on my belt, I have more energy, and I am running again. I am doing the right things, so the results will come... They are just not coming as fast as I had hoped. Right now I hate the scale. I might not be using that as my guide anymore, or maybe I will... Who knows. The only thing I know is I am not giving up.