Monday, June 18, 2012
I know, how dare I be frustrated already when I just got back here? I want to say Iím furious, but somehow I feel that the amount of energy it takes to be furious gives my scale too much power. So Iíll just say Iím frustrated. And confused!
Got back on track about a week ago and a half ago, and was doing pretty good. I didnít get a lot of exercise in, but I did EAT GREAT. Lots of fruits Ė after all itís that time of the year to take advantage of all the fresh stuff out there, right? Iíve been making killer salads with strawberries and blueberries in them (about Ĺ cup each), throwing in 3 oz of fish for some protein, and making my dressing go farther by getting an Asian one with orange in it and adding a little more orange juice to dilute it.
Greek yogurt has been a breakfast staple for a while now, and Iíll usually supplement it with some granola. My afternoon snack is grapes and cheese. Dinners are 3-4 oz protein, Ĺ cup starch, 1 cup veggies. On nights where I have an after dinner snack itís something healthy.
I know Iím doing a lot of fruit, but at this time of year I canít help myself. I am watching the portions though and Iím staying under 1550 calories a day (most days less). Another week or two and Iíll be all about the veggies as the fresh farm stuff comes in, but right now, Iím going for the fruit.
So why did I gain almost 5 lbs last week??? WTF? I was eating well over 2000 calories a day and doing no exercise and I only gained like 4 lbs in the last 6 mos. I start eating better and I gain 5 in 1 week?!? And last week was the week that I usually lose the most each month!
I recently bought all new jeans because the old ones were a bit stretched out. I was seriously contemplating putting the old ones back in my drawers because the new ones are so tight and uncomfortable, but instead I took them to a deposit bin yesterday. I am NOT going to give myself permission to backslide that much!
And Iím going to end my pity party now too. Temper tantrum over. I moped around and felt sorry for myself for a while yesterday. Time to pull myself back out of it today. I need to make time to finish reorganizing my room so I have a workout space to use in addition to the treadmill. (Unfortunately the schedule it packed so maybe later this week.) A friend recommended a new workout routing I want to try, so Iím motivated to make space for it. Time to take a deep breath and jump back into this healthy lifestyle!