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Disappointed, but not surprised

Thursday, September 06, 2012

So, I decided to step on the scale last night ... don't know what possessed me. I was so horrified, I decided that didn't count and I would try again in the morning. Sadly, I remembered this morning and tried again. Not terribly different, but at least it gives me a starting point, right??
So I have a business trip in less than 2 weeks. Last time I relied on a business trip to provide motivation I failed miserably. However, I'm willing to give a shot once again because frankly I have nothing but pounds to lose. 18 to be specific.
So I'm trying to figure out how this happened. I feel that for the most part, I eat fairly healthy. Where are these pounds coming from??!?! Well, let's put it this way - I tracked my breakfast this morning. It was super healthy, by the way. I had an egg, for protien, and a super packed smoothie. And yes, while my smoothie was chucked full of super healthy foods .... the entire breakfast packed in over 550 calories and 27g of fat! Mind you, it was mostly healthy omega 3's, but still!
Now, if I eat a light lunch and dinner, the breakfast is perfectly fine. But my assumption is that my lunches and/or dinners are not usually light enough to withstand such a powerful breakfast. The only way to know is to start tracking again. I'll try to do that at least until I leave for my trip.

I do ok with water. I probably don't drink the 8 cups, but it's usually pretty close. I would love to start implementing a glass of red wine with dinner each night as a treat with benefits.

I also blame my desk job. I was skinny before I started this gig. But I was younger, too. The combination = 18 unwanted pounds.

I'm considering bringing my yoga mat to work. It's not getting used at home, anyway. I found a few excerises I could try to sneak in behind my desk. But that's the problem. I have fantastic ideas and zero implementation. I mean, at my work, I could completely bring a workout outfit and jog down the riverfront during lunch. I don't typically work WITH people in person, so the fact I couldn't take a full on shower really wouldn't effect anyone but me. In other words, I have a lot of options .... not doing any of them appears to be my downfall.
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  • BLUE3505
    No matter how well I try to eat, if I don't exercise regularly, the weight creeps back on. As for a lack of motivation, we all suffer through that from time to time. Hang in there, be patient, and just keep plugging away at your goal. You look great, and you'll be fine. Just keep trying!
    2019 days ago
    emoticon Consistency is the answer. Track all your food for this week as well as exercise. See what difference a week can make when you make good choices.
    2019 days ago
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