I have been away for so long! Lost the 40 pounds I wanted to lose, went to Vegas, gained a bunch back, never got back on plan, and ended up gaining back the whole 40 pounds. Our businesses went through a bunch of changes, as both stores' managers quit. One had to leave due to domestic issues and one was lured away with promises that have never materialized for her. I know those are excuses but I know emotionally, it took a toll on my plans.
By the time October rolled around, things in the shops had smoothed out but we went into busy season and I did my normal eating to get ready for winter hibernation. My DH says I do it every year.
Well, now it is January, I am going to Vegas again and I am coming up with multiple future goals. Again, my DH informed me that he sees me set an interim goal (the last two times it was 40 pounds) and then, when I reach that goal I quit or give up.
So, after reading several new diet books, I am once again convinced that my plan of 54321 works for me (with a few tweaks), and just as important, works for my husband. I have set 5 interim goals. I have set 5 large rewards for meeting those goals and now it is time to put the plan in motion. I have even given myself permission to gain weight on trips. I think that may have been another factor in my giving up.
So, here I go, the Tortoise is back.....