Friday April 3, 2020
It was another stressful night at home. Again more emotional pain as a result of the fallout of the Corona virus. As usual I took to my drug of choice: food. So I ended up with another horrible night of eating the wrong stuff and eating too much of it.
Tomorrow when I step on the scale I’m going to see a disaster. I full expect to have gained two pounds at least. That will make it official. I will have undone in one month all the good work I’ve done in the first two months of the year around weight loss. It’s discouraging to think that I’m right back to where I started the year. It almost reduces me to despair to think of what the next month of the Stay-at-home order will bring.
Yogi Berra said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”
I have a different adage. “When you come to a fact in the road, face it.”
I’ve come to a fact in the road and I’m facing it. Losing weight during this stressful time for my family is not going to happen. I am now adjusting my short term goal around weight loss. My short term goal is not to gain any more weight for the duration of the Stay-at-home order. When Governor Inslee lets the state out of house arrest, I’ll re-access my situation and re-adjust my weight loss goals.
This is a bitter pill to swallow. However it’s best that I swallow it now rather than to beat up on myself and then have to swallow the same bitter pill later.
As always, we’ll see what happens.