Why do we quit doing what works? Hmmmm?
My husband has always had trouble with leg cramps at night. He will take potassium, black strap molasses, eat bananas and they clear up. He was complaining to me that his legs were cramping again and I asked him if he had still been doing those things and he said he hadn't been. I asked him why and he told me because his legs stopped cramping. HELLO???? BIG RED TRUCK!
I've always had trouble with fat on my butt. The cure for that is to eat differently and move more. When the fat is gone, I've gone back to eating what I want and moving less and the fat is back. I quit doing what worked. I've done this a few times. Not much of a learning curve going on here.
Some of us in the Challenge have done some self-sabotaging lately. Myself included. I kind of had an excuse because I was out of town but I could have done better at handling the situation. I have not had trouble getting back with it for which I am extremely thankful. It just burns my cookies when the scale shows no loss or a small gain. I never think I deserve it. Even if I do deserve it I don't think the gain should have been that much. My thoughts start going like - it's going to be another whole week before I get to see some progress here. I DON'T WANT TO WAIT THAT LONG. It's like being in limbo for a whole week without that positive reinforcement. I don't care about non-scale victories. I want the number to always be lower than the one before it. I'm such a whiner.
We don't have to enjoy the process. There are some nice things along the way which keeps us going. I didn't always enjoy studying but I did enjoy the good grades. I don't always enjoy my job but I do like the paycheck. I don't like pulling weeds but I do enjoy a yard that receives compliments. We have to do what's necessary to get the results we want. We have to continue to do those things if we want the results to continue.
Did I feel sorry for my husband because his leg cramps returned? No. He deserved it.