Sunday, January 06, 2013
So when I was on spark previously, I always gave myself one day per week of no tracking. I wouldn't go hog wild or anything. But I'd give myself a break once per week. Does anyone else do that?
Yesterday was my 'free' day and I woke up this morning regretting it. You see, Sundays are my weigh in day. Looking back, I really didn't think that one through. So I woke up dreading the scale. I sucked it up and stepped on. 254.6. My immediate thought, really? In one day I ruined my whole week. To me this was a big fat ZERO!
I got into the shower pondering my week. Did I give myself a small treat each day? Yes. Did I drink too much coffee? Yes. Did I drink all my water? No. Did I get all my exercise in? No. So was my ZERO due to one free day? Not very likely.
As I continued to shower, I realized. One day is not what makes or breaks you. But the fear of that, wow. I know it wasn't due to one day. It was due to an entire week. I need to be consistent. Every day does matter! Whether I'm tracking my calories or not. Every day matters.
So this motivates me. I told my husband that he needs to unburry my treadmill today while I'm at work. If he doesn't get around to it, then that's what I'll be doing when I get home from work. I'll be uburrying my treadmill and actually using it. I will be breaking out my big huge mug (the one I hate to carry) that holds 6 cups of water. I will pack my lunches for work each day, that will be filled with fruits and veggies. I will back off on the coffee and effective immediately, no sugar will be added into it.
I love spark. I've lost 50 pounds with spark, pre-pregnancy... and I can do it again! I know that I can. So I logged in to track my ZERO.... only to find..... I really lost 3.4 pounds! I don't know why I thought I weighed more last week. To be sure, I double checked myfitness pal and sure enough.... down 3.4 pounds.
So this morning has been sad and happy, but most importantly, it's been motivating!