Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My blog title yesterday was "Losing Control," and today I felt I could entitle this "Gaining Control."
It's amazing (and sad) how much power a number on a scale has over me. I've been off my low carb/high protein plan for the past week. I start the day off well, but have succumbed to chips, bread, beer, and even ice cream. On top of that I went three consecutive days without visiting the gym. So when I went to my weigh-in this afternoon, I was prepared for the worst. In fact, I asked not to see my weight, but then could resist. The great news is that I actually lost a pound!!!! Now I completely realize that our weight flucuates throughout the day, so I'm not going to let this go to my head, but I felt like it was a sign to stick with my original plan.
We're leaving for a beach vacation in four days. I plan on visiting the gym up until the day of departure and staying on my program. Originally I was going to abandon my strict diet altogether while away, but there really isn't any reason why I can have my protein pudding for breakfast, and my salad, veggies and protein shake for lunch. Dinner will be the time where I'll need to make some modifications, but I can do it.
I moaned to the gal at my weigh in today that after this vacation I will be able to give 100% effort as I don't really have any big events. She replied by reminding me that there will always be those special occasions, and big events and that I need to stop treating them as such obstacles. They are a part of life... a fun part of live actually. They should not be causing me such stress. Amen.
I did go to the gym today and worked out on the treadmill for 65 minutes. Usually I just jog for almost the full time at 5.3mph, but today I tried the interval program. I still tried jogging at 5.3 mph, but the incline varied from 0% to 3.5% I can feel it in the back of my legs now. It's a good, healthy feeling.
It's time to make some dinner. My husband requested chicken cordon bleu. This might take me awhile.