Gained Weight: Ups and Downs of Life

Gained Weight

This week I gained weight (5.4 lbs to be exact) and it was not to my surprise because my healthy habits have been relaxed.  I said on twitter that I would own up to my gained weight.  I know what I did and I know what I can do to get this gained weight off.  These are the things I did; I ate salty foods, didn't work out as much, didn't track my foods, ate ice cream every night, purchased fast food, and slept a lot this week along with crying.  I'm extremely sad because I decided to separate from my husband.  We have been separated for three weeks and it is not an easy situation.  You go from seeing someone everyday for the past 7 years to no contact at all.  That's a major life change.  People at Zip Fitness have noticed that I'm not my cheery self and wondered why.  I told them I was going through some hard times.  I will not air dirty laundry of the reasons to this separation.  I don't believe in using social media to bash someone or get others to feel sorry for me.  I share this with you all because I know there is someone out there that can relate with me.  I know there is someone struggling to lose weight but gained weight due to life.  Life does happen and Weight Watchers gets it with their Human Nature Project.  My leader said she was not worried about me because she knows I will bounce back from this.  She also said that I have been doing what I need to do for ALL this time (14 months) and life DOES happen. This gained weight is something I will turn around to be a great learning experience and not dwell on it as a defeat of myself.  I do know I tracked my foods some of the time.  I managed to work out 3 days out of the week.  I also ate all my veggies and fruits.  I drank my water and posted a positive affirmation on my Gwynspiration Facebook Challenge group wall.  I didn't quit and attended a Weight Watchers meeting this week.  I WILL get through this and I will lose the weight.  I love myself and I am worth it!!!

As I was training for my 5K on the treadmill, my favorite band Blue October came on my smartphone.  Justin Furstenfeld is the lead singer to the band and he wrote this song for his daughter named Blue.  As I was running, I felt as if Justin was signing to me and here are the lyrics that keep on going through my mind to turn around this situation in my life.

Blue October- Jump Rope:

Be strong

Don't you give up hope

It will get hard

Life's like a jump rope

Up down

Up down

Up down

Up down yeah

Cause it will get hard

Remember life's like a jump rope

There'll be a bump and there will be a bruise

There'll be alarms and there will be a snooze

There'll be a path that you will have to choose

There'll be a win and there will be a lose and

You gotta hold your head up high and

Watch all the negative go by

Don't ever be ashamed to cry

You go ahead

Cause life's like a jump rope

That everything will eventually turn itself to gold

So keep pushing through it all

Don't follow, lead the way

Don't lose yourself or your hope

Cause life's like a jump rope

Got a new shirt and went out with friends. Great therapy


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