Sunday, August 29, 2010
Last week: 198.4
This week: 198.8
(+0.4) Again, meh.
Superbowl is still a few weeks away.
Fallen off the wagon is a bit strong. Distracted is more like it. My life has become extremely complicated over the past month or so. I'm going to try to write a blog about how it has later this week. My time on Spark has become scarce.
My eating has not been good. I'm going to give my best shot over the next week, but 191 is not likely to happen. I will stay the course. I've upped the weight workout and am now always hungry. I did eat horribly this week, but still. I am going to try to lose this week.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Last Week: 196.0
This Week: 198.4
(+2.4) I am better than this.
I saw this one coming. My week was over cluttered, as was last weekend. I wasn't able to scrape together the time Sunday and Wednesday to prep lunches. Afterwork activities and get togethers made at home dinner prep not so feasible. I'm actually happy with the number in that my midweek had me slightly over 200.
While today will be a continuation, tomorrow we start a two week rally that will bring me below 195.
Years ago there was a football team that was constantly in contention for the Superbowl championship. Great quarterback, strong coaching, etc.. One year they were running an undefeated season and I remember personally being concerned for them. I was like, "If they don't lose a game, they will be over-confident because they will lose touch with their vulnerability." It's not that they couldn't go undefeated and win the big game, but the risk would be high.
Very late in the season, they had a very high profile network game against a very stunningly average team. This was supposed to have been a "the underdog team comes in riled up but still get squashed" game. I emphasize "supposed to". The underdog team beat them pretty soundly. I'm not a football fan and I didn't know the two teams that well. But from what everyone was saying, it was humiliating for the odds-on-favorite team.
That year they won the Superbowl.
A year or two later, they actually had an undefeated season and made it to the Superbowl against a team that they had barely squeaked by in the regular season. The other team came with their best game. The undefeated team was undefeated no more. I was not surprised.
Please don't misunderstand me, I didn't try to gain this week. I didn't throw the weigh-in. Deep down I was kind of hoping for one of those "Hail Mary" weigh-ins where you wonder if the scale is broken. And yeah, I would have loved for this week to have happened late next month.
At the same time, I needed a sobering loss like this one. As much as it stings.
And yes, I WILL beat myself up...just as that team's coach did when they lost the high profile game. I'm a dude. The "You know you can do better!"/"You're better than that!!!" pep-talk has a strangely beautiful tone when the one who can do better knows it. I don't need a pat on the back to spare my feelings. I need to tell myself the reality that I ate like I did when I was 225 and if I don't smarten up soon, I'll be headed back in that direction.
Bottom Line: I lost a high profile weigh-in this week. I played poorly and underestimated the challenge. I could have and can do far better. I'm better than a 2.4 pound gain.........
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a 195 pound Superbowl to win!!!!
- TD Out!
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