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A little discouraged...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So, I had one bad eating day last week, but got right back on track. After my workout on Saturday morning, I was down another 2.5 pounds from my previous weigh-in, which I had done on Monday morning. But then on Sunday... My hubby took me to see Wicked for my birthday (which was in February, incidentally), and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. And then I wanted some salty, crunchy snacks that night, so I got a bag of Chex Mix. But I ate almost the whole bag, which was 8 servings. So, needless to say, my weigh-in yesterday morning didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. In fact, I ended up right back where I was last Monday morning. Boo...

So I learned that even if you're good most of the week, you really can't throw your hands up to healthy eating completely one day (or two, or three...) and still hope to have a successful week. That's o.k. I'm back on track once again and hoping for a better outcome next Monday. Although, we're going home to visit family for the holiday weekend and I know there will be lots of tempting foods at the various barbeques, as well as at the county fair we're planning to visit... Just going to focus on choosing healthier options, having SMALL tastes of the less healthy foods, and working out a lot before we go home. And I have to keep my sights set on what's REALLY important to me: I want to lose this weight more than I want a big juicy burger or a funnel cake. Wish me luck!
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JENNALYN216 8/31/2010 2:46PM

    That's great! Triathlons are a lot of fun, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too! The 5K is a good starting point, though. In fact, if you do a sprint distance tri, it usually only includes a 5K run anyway (after the swim and bike, or course). Plus, I've always found that when I have some kind of goal like a race or something to work towards, I'm much more motivated to stick to my workout plans as well. Always a good thing! Just let me know if you want more info on triathlons as you continue on your journey. (Not that I'm an expert or anything, but I have done my fair share of them...)

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ANNEGIRLGA 8/31/2010 2:26PM

    I joined SparkPeople just a few days before you. I think it's great you've done triathalons. A few years back, I set it as a goal, hoping to find motivation to lose weight. I'm trying again, starting out with a 5k as my first athletic goal. When I work up to a triathalon, I hope you'll have some pointers for me! Keep up your great work! emoticon

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