This happened again in 2013. My weight drops for two figure shows (not as low) and coming off those shows, I hit, Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas. I hit 9-10lbs OVER MY NORMAL weight again.
Here I was (AM)a weight loss success story my weight fluctuating every 6 months by as much as 12-15lbs!
I felt undisciplined, I felt ashamed, I felt like I was a total amateur, that I had let the holidays get the best of me, the "treat" meals happen too much. The truth was a little of all of that. Save for the shame, that was NOT a healthy feeling...a little healthy guilt will keep you in check, but SHAME is from the enemy!! I was (AM) human and when I dieted for a show, I did go overboard afterwards. Where was the ebb and flow, in that, the melody?? I felt like it was drowned out, by either the sharp hard percussion of the figure show or floating head barely above the water to the soothing woodwinds of comfort foods, holidays and feeling immune to JUNK FOOD because well, I was a trainer, a COMPETITOR. (HEAD HELD HIGH--that's a sign, pride comes before a fall).
Ways to avoid the all or nothing, the YO-YO life we sometimes experience.
2) There is ALWAYS time. Don't stress and go all or nothing to lose that last 10lbs. Take it one pound at a time, enjoy the process. There is also always cupcakes, they are in every store everywhere. You don't have to eat the free ones at the office. There is always cardio to do, a walk, a run, a stairmaster session. ALWAYS make time for cupcakes and cardio, cardio more than the first.
5)Reverse diet. When you do a show or a photo shoot or something that you get SUPER lean for (not a goal like wedding or reunion, get fit for that and STAY FIT!!), come off it by slowly, SLOWLY adding some normal foods back in. Food--like real food. And just reverse the strictness of it, stick with the workout routines and you should be good.