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Why I don't flip out:

Saturday, December 08, 2012

So today, the scale was up.

Big deal.

So what.

3 pounds.... WhAt!?!?!?! OMG!!!! emoticon

Most of us would be having a sh-t fit, but after a while of learning and relearning, the first thing I do is look back at the last 2 or 3 days and see what was going's the last 2 days:

- Pizza for dinner last night (no big whoop - I ate 2 garlic knots and a slice and a half)
- 2 glasses of white wine (over 2 days - ooooOooo)
- ran 3 miles (Woohoo!)
- water not up to par overall (slacker!!!)
- haven't had a real good, satisfying, colin cleansing, 4 or 5 days (is that T.M.I. ?) LOL

And tonight....well, tonight is our annual Hannukah dinner with our adopted Jewish basically, I've got another meal not in my power to control (and you can't control this one...everything is fried and yummy, and that is AOK, it's a special occassion).

Things I know: wine is NOT good for my body - I blow up like a tick. Haven't had any for over a month and it just sops it up like a sponge!! Yay evil wine! (you delicious evil bugger!)

Things I know: got salt?? I sure have it in my want some? I'll gladly share with you.

Things I know: exercise water retention - after I exercise, my muscles are healing and thus, the water retention. I feel good to, not sore, so let the healing continue!

Things I know: I didn't drink ENOUGH water the 2 days prior to my exercise so now that my body HAS water - it's gonna stay, especially with my salt intake.

Things I know: I need to drink my water today. Like, the whole 8 glasses for sure.

So while others might flip out - I tackle these things logically and calm.

LoL - Oh.. don't get me wrong, there was a day (Ok, many a day) that I WOULD flip out, but time and learning how my body works has changed all that.

Being an observer in your own life is sometimes your greatest ally.

I'll get back to my "normal" in a few days. Between the special occasions during the year, that is what you do - get back on track in between and the up's won't be as difficult to see or bear.
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    Thank you for this blog, Annie! I needed your positive and calm attitude and your advice today. I'm sure you're already back on track and feeling better. I had the same problem with salt and water this weekend and today I have to do something about it!
    So, cheers!
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    1748 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Great work on staying calm. emoticon

    Hope you get rid of that bloat and the scale complies quickly...

    1750 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That is a great blog. I did not know that exercsie could cause water retention. I think you have a great positive attitude and understand how your body works. Great on staying calm and understanding that yes, you can go up 3 pounds and that it will go down.

    1750 days ago
    Thanks for sharing and being so positive. I find that I do flip out when the scale goes up. But I think I might have to reevaluate that. You seem to have a good idea about what works for your body. I am going to have to listen to mine. lol. Take care! emoticon emoticon
    1750 days ago
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