If you haven't already noticed, my weight went up another pound this week. It's a pretty frustrating thing to see happen when I pride myself on being the person who's always watching the numbers on the scale go down. But I'm trying not to make a big deal about it since I know we all fluctuate from time to time.
Nevertheless, I'm feeling even more determined to lose weight without dieting. I know it can be done. I just have to be more dedicated to making sure I get enough exercise and living my life the way I want to live it. If I do those things, I know I'll lose weight.
Unfortunately, over the past two weeks, I haven't been living my life the way I want to live it. I may be the single biggest advocate in the world of giving into our indulgences—as I said in my "Cheeseburgers and the Importance of Indulgence" post—but I also don't believe that indulgence should be the rule rather than the exception.
Unfortunately, that's been the case over the past week or so. I've had a good deal of stress in my life, and I've been taking it out on my body—eating unhealthy food at almost every meal, drinking soda on nearly a daily basis, and cutting my exercise routine when I feel like I don't have time to do it.
In that sense, I've been letting my stress dictate the tenor of my life when what I really need to do—what we all need to do—is have my health be the focus of my life. Like everyone else, I need to keep reminding myself that exercise and homemade meals need to take priority over work. If something doesn't get done today because I have to make time for those things, so be it. Work will still be there tomorrow, and I want to make sure I am too.
I've been acting like a drunk who fell off the wagon these past few weeks, and I feel like I should apologize to all of you for that. So I'm sorry about my recent slip-ups, but I promise that's all in the past.
Will I ever slip again? Sure, but it's not going to happen for quite some time because I've restored my priorities and I'm refocused on my health.
Look out, world. I can do anything.