I haven’t written in a while, and when I do, it’s sporadic at best. To say that it’s been hard getting back into the dieting mindset since the holidays is the understatement of the year (yes, the year, even though we’ve barely even seen a 12th of it so far).
It’s been hard.
Thursday, I just gave up. I ate bagels. I ate Five Guys and Fries. I ate cereal. I ate, and then I ate some more. Though, in all fairness, I like to think that I was making up for the fact that I wasn’t eating Sat - Wednesday thanks to some unknown stomach ailment. Self-pitying reasons aside, having an off day was a good reset.
It allowed me to eat the crap I wanted, and for once, I wasn’t saying “no” then turning around to eat something else that I shouldn’t.
Even with my less-than-paleo dieting of late, I have great news — fantastic news. News that brought tears to my eyes (I’m not kidding either).
Bracing myself for horrible news, I stepped on the scale to see just how much work needed to be done to get back on track. To my surprise, I’d lost weight — not gained. To my even greater surprise, I weighed in under 160. I weighed in at 159.6, which means *drumroll* (though it technically won’t be official until Wednesday) I’m in the 150s.
I haven’t seen the 150s in what seems like forever, and it’s been daunting me for the last year. I get close, then gain a little weight. Then I get close again. And repeat.
But this time, I did it! And it’s the kick I needed to get back on track! Move over, cereal bowl — I’m making paleo almond pancakes for breakfast with berries on top!