I've spent the last couple weeks learning this good old lesson the hard way. Why do I always choose that route?
It all started when we decided to go to NYC for our anniversary. We kept trying to think of where we wanted to go, and finally we thought, "Why go anywhere, when you can go to NYC?" So we decided that was our 8th year anniversary destination... even though we went there for our 7th anniversary ;)
So of course, I thought, "I want to be skinny for NYC!" Last time we went, I was 196. I felt fat the entire time, and I promised myself that next time we went to NYC, I'd be thinner. It was pretty frustrating knowing that I'd be going pretty much the same weight I was last time.
This is where I let the mind games start. I thought since my diet was going so well, I could kick it up a notch, and lose some serious weight before our trip. So I tried juicing for all of my meals, and when that didn't work, I tried the 17 day diet again. Even though I swore I would never, ever, ever get sucked into that silly diet. Of course, I couldn't stick to it, so I would try again the next day... but not before going to grab some grub first. It ended up being two weeks of preparing to go on a silly diet, and eating unhealthy crap in the meantime.
DIETS DON'T WORK.
I know that. Why can't I just remember it?
Good news is, I only tried to stick to a crazy diet for 2 weeks, and only gained 2 pounds back. Unlike last time, where I tried for 6-12 months, and gained all of my weight back.
Lesson learned. For good this time.
I'm back to living my deliciously healthy lifestyle, with a goal of losing 2 pounds a week. Slow and steady wins the race, and I'm finally okay with that. My patience will pay off when I am 160 on Christmas morning. I can't wait! I just need to focus on my goals, and stop letting silly things like trying to get skinny for a vacation, get me all flustered and off track ;)