"Ooh I only lost 0.6kg this week. I am always going to be fat. This is taking too long. Boo hoo hoo ... I'm going on the EAT ONLY CARDBOARD diet - just to give me a quick start of course. Once I am skinny then I'll eat properly."
I read this on weight loss blogs over and over again. And frankly it pisses me off.
Welcome to my world, people, where you GAIN 3 fucking kilos in half a week without knowing why*.
Yes folks, I struggle to lose 250g a week and then in one foul swoop I have regained everything I have lost in the past twelve weeks.
I am constipated and bloated - my rings are tight on my fingers and my belly looks pregnant. I didn't eat takeaway on my free day this week so it can't be salt - I had all homemade food.
So what am I going to change now this great tragedy has befallen me ---- ummm ---- nothing. The scales are a load of crap -- they measure how much water and sh!t (literally) inside me. They aren't the final word on how fat I am. I didn't gain 3 kilos of squishy white oily fat this week. I just got bloated and backed up.
If I can ride out this unfathomable gain and continue on regardless, so can you. Although I don't enjoy seeing huge stinking numbers on the scale, I can take a small amount of solace in the fact that my bodyfat % has dropped down to 18.9%.
Pick a healthy plan and stick to it. Something you can do for the rest of your life. After only 3 weeks, just 21 days, you will have a new eating/exercise habit that will replace whatever you did or didn't do before. It's a relationship not a fucking one night stand. Commit - no matter what - for better or worse.
*There was an accidental encounter with some Turkish Pide on Tuesday night but hardly 10,000 calories worth!