Friday, December 03, 2010
Rationally, I realize that a head cold takes some time to brew in the body. But I also know that I was pushing it yesterday, first day out of bed in two days from a nasty stomach bug, to go to the gym and work out. I know that. And the message is sent loud and clear with this wretched head cold I now have.
Again, I know the cold was brewing while I was sick with the stomach bug. I know that. But I also realize that I was really pushing it to go back to the gym so soon after being so sick. I'm getting impatient. The closer to goal I am, the slower the weight is coming off. I do know this is the way it's supposed to be, but I never seem to remember it when I step on the scale.
So I'm taking these back to back illnesses as a reminder to slow down, listen to my body and take care of myself. This is not a race. It's a lifestyle change that will ultimately get me to better health and fitness. Not some number on a scale.
I may need reminding, from time to time, of this blog post! ;)
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Heading back to work today, after being home sick for two days. I kept down some mashed potatoes and peas last night, with minor nausea, last night. And so far, have kept down scrambled eggs this morning. I've got about 45 minutes before I'm to go to work, so if anything's going to happen, let it happen here at home!
But I feel much better. Slept better last night and woke feeling well rested. I really do think I'm on the mend.
I plan to work out today. But not a hard, long, grueling work out. Just the elliptical, maybe. I feel like I need to do something. My muscles feel like jello from lying around for 2 days! Will take it easy and see how I feel at the end of the work day. May have to re evaluate the plan as the day goes on.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
:( Yesterday consisted of warm diet ginger ale and saltine crackers. Tried some oatmeal for dinner. Today I've only managed the ginger ale. :(
Monday, November 29, 2010
Okay, so I've been working hard at this weight loss thing since June 1st. And I've experienced my first real bounce back up on the scale. Between traveling, not really working out, eating more food and food not normally in my plan, and drinking a little alcohol, I've put a couple of pounds back on. What a wretched feeling!
I went back to the gym yesterday. And today starts back all my disciplines again. It's only a little bit of weight and will easily be taken back off...and it was actually a good thing to happen...it shows me just how easy it would be to put the weight back on. I need to stay vigilant, aware and on top of this!
I'm photographing my meals to send to Echelle, for her website. So people don't think I eat just salads or cardboard-tasting things. Unfortunately, this morning's breakfast was oatmeal...no amount of good lighting is going to make oatmeal look anything other than what it is! ;)
Time for work...fabulous day to you all!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
We got home from New Hampshire last night. AWESOME trip! So much fun! A lot of laughing!
I only exercised once, though, taking their husky, Khaos, for a brisk walk. It was ridiculous! First, it was only 27 degrees and I didn't dress warm enough. Secondly, he's a husky who has very little experience on a leash. I kept telling myself he'd stop pulling after a bit. But after 1.5 miles, I remembered that huskies are bred to pull...he was NEVER going to stop! So we turned back. My arms are still sore from holding him so tightly.
I did ok with the food. Being in someone else's home, it's kind of tough to eat the way I have been eating. Especially during a holiday that sort of revolves around food...and how people prepare it. Of course, I stayed vegetarian, and we brought a lot of my foods with us, but it was still hard. I did have a little bread. And milk in my coffee. And a little wine. And they didn't always eat before 7. I tried not to get too worked up over all of this, knowing that I'd be home again soon and back on track again.
I haven't weighed in as I'm not "regular" yet from traveling. Once I am, I'll see how that number fared. I won't be surprised if there's a bit of a jump, considering how I ate and the fact that I only exercised once since Wednesday. Again, am going to try not to dwell on it and just moved forward from wherever I am.
Today is my family's Thanksgiving at my grandparents' old farm, where my uncle and his family now live. It's kind of hard to go back there, so I'll be conscious of what's going in my mouth....and how much! But this is only 15 minutes away, so I don't have to stay there any longer than I want. And dinner is early...not after 7! It will be fine!
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