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Bad Day Overturned

Saturday, June 02, 2012

So I get on the scale today and it says I've gained several pounds. I know that's not right. No way. I've only been on antibiotics for 24 hours and I've had kidney/bladder issues long enough to know that I pack on water weight in the beginning until the meds take hold and then it goes back down.

I have done so well the last few weeks - eating healthy and still doing some type of cardio every day. That gain just felt like a major blow.

We went to a graduation party and what did I do? I ate my feelings. Honestly, I didn't eat as many "feelings" as I could have though. I didn't eat the way I used to. The damage could have been much, much worse.

I came home and got the notice from Habit Forge that I needed to do my walk/cardio for the day. I was ready to say forget it. Then I saw that I've had a streak going for 14 days. 14! If I miss a day, it will start me back to day 1. I'm so close to my 21 day goal. I decided I would try a walk.
Let me tell you, the weather was not looking good. You could see the rain coming over the mountains and the winds were crazy, but... I did it.
Just getting out there with that wind whipping and the storm coming closer, energized me somehow. I felt good. Probably because any one of the factors I listed above would have been enough to make me give up for the day, but I didn't let it. I did it.

I've decided to move my weigh in to Monday and give the meds a chance to work and get to a real count. Otherwise, I may just skip this week and weigh in next Saturday.

Onward we go...
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TERRIJ7 6/12/2012 11:36AM

    I know this is an old blog and that you broke your streak after this but I hope you're well-started on a new one! One bad day does not make or break a trend!

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DIANNEMT 6/3/2012 6:07PM

    Do NOT let the scale have too much power!! You are MORE than just one number (even if it has 3 digits!). So--keep working and changing your habits!!

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LONGLIGHT 6/3/2012 1:01AM

    Well done for not eating your feelings as much as you could have done, and for going out for your walk even though the weather was fierce and you weren't feeling your best. emoticon

Yes, give the meds a chance to work or skip a week's weighing. You know your body, you know you've been doing the effort and eating right, so just keep doing the right things and it'll pay off. You're doing so well, and whatever blips happen, they're just blips, don't let them stop your long term focus emoticon .

You turned the day around and I hope you're feeling very pleased with yourself for that because you should be emoticon

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JUDI_CUTIE 6/3/2012 12:55AM

    I'm so happy to read about how you handled this!!! We cannot be perfect. But when you can look at yourself and see how much better you did than you might have done, it shows that you have made some real changes! It is inspiring!

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