This is how the yo-yoing starts. While I’ve been pretty good about the exercise, I haven't been tracking my calories as steadfastly as I was a few weeks back. And I've pretty much been in denial about the scale going up—which it has, about three pounds, not too bad, but still…

I've fallen off the wagon. The difference between this time and every other time (remember, I’ve done this for years, this is my M.O.) is that I have a support system in place to help me get back on track. My teammates may not know it, but the little smiley faces and comments on my workout or mood in the UP app make a HUGE difference for me. It lets me know someone is there with me. And I don't want to let them down. Oddly, it feels like I’m okay with letting myself down, but this time other people are invested in my success.

I want to nip this in the bud, so I’ve created an inspirational poster/calendar that I am using to track my workouts and weight. I hung it in a place that I see it every morning when I wake up and every night before bed. I'm hoping this will motivate me and help me keep my short team goal in mind: a new bathing suit for my trip to Curacao in December.

I also found some inspiration in a reader’s comment to one of Scott Mowbray’s blog posts about motivation vs. willpower on Huffington Post vertical.

The commenter, Brianna MacLellan, wrote, “I think it's the ability to keep getting back on your feet and back on track when you fall off that leads to success."

So here goes: It’s Wednesday, my newly designated weigh-in day (used to be Friday). I am at 158.3 lbs. Up three pounds from Labor Day when my goal was to hit 155, but I'm getting back on my feet and back on track. I’m promising myself that I will weigh in on Wednesdays and hold myself more accountable no matter what. And I'm hoping you all can help me stay honest, so I won’t have to write anymore of these blog posts.

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