Little Setback - Exercise is sooo important!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Just before my walk yesterday I received a call from my dad's home healthcare and had to wait for a phone call to see what I would need to do. Dad has Congestive Heart and a fluid problem.
So it was determined to take him to the heart doctor and I fully expected him to be admitted to the hospital again. Praise the Lord, they are going to change his medications and re-evaluate him next week. This meant he could come home.
Unfortunately it also meant poor food choices and no exercise for me. So I am back to 59 lbs down.
My reason for this update? To let new member see that this can happen to anyone, even someone following the program for 8 months now. We are going to have this from time to time. Being unable to exercise properly yesterday meant that my body was using 400 calories less than normally and it will take it's toll when you go over even just a little.
The important thing is to get back on track right away and I am doing just that. I will eat more veggies today and less starch (I didn't say no starch) and it will get my body back to normal again. Flush it all out with water! Lots of water!
**edit: I should tell you what I ate. I had 2 slices my bread with 2 Tbl peanut butter - 522 calories lunch - this would have been ok. But I made DH meatless lasagna and that added about 400 calories to my day when I got home with my dad. I have to estimate since I didn't measure *sigh*
I had my regular breakfast of fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese and had it again for dinner rather than pig out on the lasagna. Apparently the stress made me hungry. Long story short, I was over on my calories about 200 calories but under on my cardio by 500+ and my sodium went through the roof from all the cheese. Best guess is mostly water retention since it doesn't add up to 3500 calories over. But I have always been able to gain easier than lose weight. Just wanted to let you know it wasn't sweets or take-out.
**edit 11/21 - back to 150.6! WooHoo!!
**edit 11/22 - down to 149.9! WooHoo!!