The Danger of “Tomorrow”

So, I didn’t weigh in last Saturday.  And, I didn’t post since last weekend.  And, for one reason:

WOD

World of Warcraft released a new expansion on November 13 (Warlords of Draenor).  And, that has been consuming most of the last week.  Originally, I planned to go to my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, but WoW had all kinds of problems with the launch when long log in times and lots of bugs and I didn’t get to play as much Thursday and Friday as planned.  The expansion is awesome, now that people can easily get in and are able to play.  Anyway, we (I play with my husband a lot) decided to skip the WW meeting on Saturday since that looked like the first really stable time we could play after the expansion came out.  On the one hand, I realize that is a frivolous reason to miss a meeting.  On the other hand, it had been over 2 years since the last expansion, so not something that happens often.

But – I’ve noticed in the past couple of weeks a bit of dangerous thinking.  I’ve been eating more than usual and not eating good things.  And, I kept saying I would get back on track “tomorrow.”  When I don’t weigh in on Saturday it is very easy for “tomorrow” to then become a new day with a new “tomorrow” when I would plan to get back on track.  If I know I will be weighing in that week, I tend to not let that persist too long because I don’t like bad weigh ins.  But, with missing two weigh ins, I tended to just keep saying I would get back in control “tomorrow” — whenever that was.

I could see that my weight was starting to creep up and even went over 160 a couple of days.  Finally, a few days ago, I realized that I couldn’t wait until “tomorrow” to get back on track.  I had to get back on track today.  My husband was out and about and I wanted to call and ask him to bring Subway home with him.  But, I didn’t really have the points available to do it.  My first thought was that I would get back on track “tomorrow” and I could have Subway today.

But, I stopped and really thought.  I realized that this is how I have failed before.  I’ve been in a situation where I keep saying “tomorrow” and I gain a few pounds and I don’t want to weigh in with a gain of that much.  So, I say I will go back when I’ve lost what I gained.  And, then, I keep saying I will do that “tomorrow” and the result is that I go back when I’ve gained 20 or 30 pounds.  I really don’t want to do that this time.

I told myself that I had to stay on program today and to banish the thought of “tomorrow” and focus much more on “today” instead.  I’m happy to say that the scale is now back under 160 pounds.  I’m up .2 of a pound from what I weighed at home at my last WW weigh in so I don’t think I’ve done too much damage.  Regardless, I will weigh in this Saturday.

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