The set-back that was positive

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Hi Stalkers!

I’ve had a bit of an adventure this week as I had to take my mom to the ER on Monday night for a severe COPD exacerbation. She has been in the hospital all week, with her progress slow, and even went a little backwards yesterday. However, as long as she continues progressing in the positive direction she will be heading home tomorrow (she lives with me).

So this week has been a challenge for me food-wise. I will admit I’ve cheated, but in the scale of cheating I would put it at a 2 out of 10, with 10 being pizza. This is what I’ve cheated with:
1. 2 or 3 restricted products per day
2. Creamer in coffee 3-4 times per day
3. Sauteed onions from the cafeteria
4. Too many tomatoes from the cafeteria

I gained 2.4 pounds over the last 2 days, but I’m not worried at all. I could have gone haywire, and I did not. And today, with my mom on a positive trajectory, I’m reinvigorated to have a great day. I packed only non-restricted items and will only get a grilled chicken breast over baby spinach salad from the cafeteria for my “real food” of the day.

I’m grateful for this “setback” bc I proved to myself that even if I have some stress eating I don’t go crazy. So I’m very proud of myself, and those 2.4 pounds will come off in no time and I will be back to weight loss.

Have a good day everybody. And if I may get preachy for a moment, please stop smoking if you do smoke. I’ve seen first-hand what smoking can do, and it’s not pretty.

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