Gaining weight is normal. It happens to a lot of people. I have gained weight over the last few weeks and I refuse to feel bad about it. I do want to lose some fat but I don’t need to be hard on myself just because I have some extra padding around my middle. Were all the extra servings of cheese and dark chocolate delicious? Yes. Could I have eaten less of it? Also yes, I guess.
I gained weight, and so what? I actually gained weight eating a healthy diet, so at least I know my body has received an abundance of nutrients.
I will slowly adjust my diet and lifestyle in order to support weight loss and to undo my fat gain over the next few weeks. It is important for me to take things slowly and to not stress my body too much by trying to restrict my calories too much, being too strict on my diet, exercising too much, working too much, etc.
I’ve been burnt in the past by doing this and ended up losing my period because I was trying to do too much. It disappeared for a year and a half and returned three months ago. I’m so excited that my period came back that even though I gained weight, I feel very good about my health and how much it has improved.
Who cares if there is a little extra padding around my midsection? For the first time in a long time, I feel there is a possibility that I could have a baby one day. That’s pretty cool.
I am excited for my clothes to fit a little better again and to feel more comfortable when wearing them but overall, I am happy. Happy with my body.
I think writing The Dessert Diet Club helped me get much closer to food freedom and to have much better relationships with food and my body.
I still eat dessert every day. It is my #1 diet rule and I will carry on doing it while losing weight. I am determined to love myself, my body, and my diet.