Saturday, April 03, 2010
Who would have thought it?
I was going 'great guns' and had lost 16 lbs in 4 weeks - fantastic!
And then . . . my internet went down. Spark withdrawal was enforced and I didn't cope. Not able to record nutrition, or fitness, or comment on friend feeds, or touch base with anything - I bought and ate SWEETS!!! I NEVER eat sweets!!! So that experience is scary - and not to be repeated.
No weight loss this week, so no feelgood should help me to realise the consequences of not doing what I know to be right and healthy and sensible. It should help me to anchor my determination to get there, this time round and once and for all.
So I am not negative about it. I shall put the experience firmly, as a minor pothole, in my learning curve and move on accordingly. Helped by the fact that I also felt physically worse after cramming in the sugary stuff.
I have tried to compensate by increasing my exercise, to offset the mega-cals I consumed - and do indeed feel better today, physically and psychologically.
Interestingly, feeling slightly the worse for wear was my obvious punishment but its antidote, of much needed additional exercise, was not the further punishment it would once have seemed but was much more a reward for being the better person that I am now becoming. Both a figurative and a literal step - I believe. I am stepping outside of the previous me and into a newer and improving version.
(copied from my journal entry for today)