Monday, December 31, 2012
As I glanced in the mirror, leaving the Y, after a 90 minute elliptical workout this morning with new Precor machines, having visited with great people including SparkFriend AQUAGIRL, with an appointment for a personal training session tomorrow at 10am (after 7am run), showered and blown dry, I was feeling good! I even let the thought that I looked pretty good kind of creep into my head for a moment.
What a turn around! Last night I was so down on myself. I felt like blubber city. I had a I-don't-care-I'm-hungry-and-I-
l-anyway quarter hour last night. Why do I do that?? I estimate I went over my calorie range by 300-350 calories, but the scale showed me up 2 full pounds, with the dreaded middle 3 again this morning. So my staying in the calorie range streak is broken again. Seven days is my record still. I made it six days this time.
The time I broke my 7 day streak I know exactly why. I didn't blog about it because it is embarrassing. I know better. A whole lot better. But confession is good..... That time my weight had been going down by a tenth or two each morning or at least staying the same. Suddenly it went up a couple pounds that I didn't think I deserved. No sodium splurge. No reason. So instead of buckling down and trying harder, I punished the scale by overeating!!!!??! Again. When will I learn?? I will learn. I will learn. I tell other Sparkers all the time about the scale as a terrible tease. I know this stuff!! I will learn. I will learn. When I overeat I will learn the lesson.
Okay, what was the lesson last night? Not sure, but I'm going to think about it and maybe I'll figure it out. Maybe too much fruit - too many fruit carbs and not enough healthy fat and lean protein. That's my first thought. I had real hungry and did not address it with what I was needing. I ate more fruit. Partly because we have too much in the house and I didn't want it to spoil. Isn't my health and fitness more important than a few wasted oranges?? Also, my tracking was imprecise and I wasn't exactly sure how many calories I'd had. It started with a pot of soup that I tried to estimate the bowl and felt like I hadn't nailed it. WATERMELLEN told me good enough is good enough. Count it and go on!! She's 100% right. So I'm still thinking about the lesson or lessons from last night and there may be more.
But one thing I know: going to the gym this morning? Priceless!!
Happy New Year to all my great SparkFriends!! You are even more valuable than the gym!!!