Saturday, June 09, 2012
I didn't see it coming -
Maybe it was a hard treadmill workout in an overly hot, humid, room Sunday afternoon that I should have ended sooner instead of trying to make a new distance goal.
Maybe it was not eating any carbs after that workout that left me to drained and too restless to sleep that night.
Maybe it was the stress of getting work done ahead of a busy up-coming month of travel, vacation, and a few too many hormones that got my cortisol levels up to new heights.
But on Monday morning, when a co-worker brought in home-made lemon cookies - I ate.
And on Tuesday afternoon, when the company brought in more pizza than was needed for a working lunch - I ate.
And both those nights, I came home and continued to eat and eat until the slight nausea that comes with eating too much greasy food was worse than the tiredness in my body and the pain between my ears.
On Wednesday morning, the six pound gain those two days provided woke me up and I took stock of the situation. I thought about those particular habits that set me up for this nutritional crisis - over-exercise, choosing the wrong foods, lack of sleep, and re-defined new daily goals to work on. I bought a new journal for tracking these goals each day, and developed a new vision for what I would achieve this summer.
I'm increasing my daily calorie limit from 1500 to 1800 which I expect to be close to maintenance levels if my upcoming travels completely trump my ability to walk or do any formal exercise. It scares me that I may go a month without seeing any weight losses given that I am still 25 pounds short of my goal, but as I get closer to my goal, I need to start developing those habits that I'll need once my goal is met.
Anyway, that's the plan.
If You've been Gifted with a beautiful day this Saturday morning, be sure to poke your nose outside if only for a minute to breath it in!