Don't ever ever ever EVER assume that you can do this on your own. Trust me. You can't. You need a support group, you need a plan. You need motivation and you need focus. Getting up in the morning and saying, "I can control this without help" is a lie. And you know it.I just had to re-remind myself of this little piece of advice on Friday at my disastrous weigh-in. I've gained back all but 6 pounds of the 20 I was down.
To say that I'm disgusted is an understatement. My problem, and I recognize it fully now - is that I started getting cocky and assuming that since I was doing so well on Weight Watchers that I could start managing it on my own without recording my points and my exercise. Slowly, week by week, I watched the pounds come back. I stopped blogging, I stopped holding myself accountable. I kept thinking, "It's only a pound, I'll make it up this week." A pound a week adds up. No shit huh?