Fell Off the Horse, Gotting Back On
Saturday, December 29, 2012
OK, it's winter and I'm bummed my leg is still in a brace and this may be another winter where outside activities are at a minimum.
I thought I had accepted this and was changing up my in-house regime to make sure I got the calorie burn I needed.
I've had several weeks of slow, but steady progress, both with exercise and weight loss.
And then, BAM!!!
Yesterday, it all fell apart.
I made a nice healthy lunch and simply couldn't eat it. No interest, no desire. So, I decided fine, I'd just go out and run a few errands.
I fell on ice hidden by snow (nothing bad, just scared myself since the brace holds my ankle immobile). Came home and couldn't quite get into anything. Started one project after another., but couldn't settle with any of them.
I started eating about 5 and never stopped. I had bought a small bag of unshelled pistachios the other day and decided to have a serving. Wrong - ended up eating all 4 servings in the bag.
Now, I know nuts start binges, but I bought them. I was so sure I could control myself, but it didn't work out that way. It took 3 hours to eat the nuts, but I did. Then, I ate other stuff - to the point my stomach hurt.
I was tired, but wouldn't go to bed 'cause it was too early. *You know you're in trouble when you let a clock, rather than your body, guide your actions.
So, woke up this morning and, surprise surprise, my weight was up. Duh! 4 servings of lightly salted nuts plus too many calories. Despite the fact that it was snowing, I forced myself to bundle up and walk for the newspaper to get my muscles warmed up. Can't walk quickly 'cause of the snow and ice, but I can get out and do it -- this is, after all, the start of winter.
Then, came home, had breakfast, and moved to the computer room to do some work. Brought the light box into the office and turned it on while working.
So, fell off, but now back on track.