One cheat meal = 2 pounds?? *sigh*

Monday, November 26, 2012

Good day Sparkers,

I thought I had this. I really thought I did.

I ate so well last week and worked out 5 out of 7 days and on my rest days, I took long walks in the mall. I thought I could get away with one cheat meal. Just one. It was lunch, with my mom.

I was wrong.

I am going to assume the scale was slightly off this morning because there is NO WAY I gained 2 lbs from one meal. Mind you, it was chinese food... but a pound of fat is roughly equivalent to 3500 calories, which means that 2 lbs would be equivalent to 7000 calories!!! Even with the chinese food, there's NO WAY. I still have a caloric deficit every single day. This. Is. Impossible.

So. I'm up to 202 lbs and this is slightly discouraging because I planned on being at 199 by December 1st. On Friday, I was 200lbs so I thought I could EASILY lose one more pound by December 1st and now, it's 3lbs I have to lose.


I've rationalized that it must not be fat gain. It just can't be. I'm going to say... water retention from the mother load of sodium? I'm not sure.

REGARDLESS of what showed up on the scale this morning, I have planned a day of meals & snacks that fits right into my calorie range and my gym bag is packed and ready to go after work. I even took my vitamins.

Since this is a short weekend update, I'll just briefly tell you about how I slept for the sake of the Official Better Sleep Challenge.

It got massacred. On Friday night, I was exhausted and could have gone to bed at 9pm but my brother needed a drive out to the bars so I stayed up until past 1am. I was up early the next morning to greet my family who was arriving for the weekend. Saturday night I had a date and I stayed out late... was up early again Sunday morning because I had company over....

On top of that, I've had a splitting headache since Saturday that just won't go away. I don't usually get headaches.

*breathes deeply*

Today is the start of a new week and I will stick to my routine and get somewhat rested since next weekend, I have people over all weekend AGAIN.

I also had a mini fight with my brother and we haven't said a word to each other in a whole day. I'm usually so happy and positive so I vow to get back to having that attitude really soon.

Have a fantastic day everyone!

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  • STODD251
    I know it's tough. I have been terrifiedof what my weekend indulgences will do to the scale and just like you I found that I'm about 2 pounds up which leaves me with 3 pounds to get to my next goal, which is 169. Not happy, but I know it could be far worse.. Especially since it was a whole weekend and not just a cheat meal. Don't get too down though. A lot of factors can account for a fluctuation in weight. Keep doing the right thing and I'm sure it will work out in the end.
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