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The Best Laid Plans...

Monday, January 28, 2013

It turns out that the old saying is correct. My plans for the weekend went horribly astray. Here's how the weekend went down:

I woke up on Saturday, did my weekly weigh-in, and hopped on SparkPeople. I recorded everything I had missed from Friday, my weight for the week, and my breakfast. I popped in on my SparkTeams, and composed a fantastic blog about lessons learned on Friday (such as how you should always pay attention to what and how much you're eating, even on your days off, or you could find yourself eating 3000 calories before dinner, or how even when you eat only a little when you eat out, it still can add up to more than your calorie limit and you should really decide how much you're going to eat and log it before you eat it), about my fantastic weigh-in (3 pounds down!), about how my most recent "new thing" to try was being on SparkPeople over the weekend, and tracking my weekend intakes, and about the plans for the rest of my weekend. It was a wonderful blog. I was so happy with it...

Then, SparkPeople crashed. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but I couldn't get to any SparkPeople page in either of my web browsers. And it wasn't a problem with my internet, as other websites worked fine. I was quite upset. To help me feel better, I did my yoga DVD, then played a card game with my husband. At that point, it was time to leave home to go to the party we were attending. No time to rewrite the blog.

The party was a marvelous time. Lots of people, lots of games. It was also a dieter's nightmare. Lots of drinks, lots of desserts, and an Iron Chef-style crockpot cookoff contest. I know I went WAY over my calorie range. And I didn't log a lick of it. Until this morning, that is, when I logged all that I could remember, and found myself way over, like I expected.

On Sunday, I woke up late and found myself faced with the choice of doing my yoga or getting on SparkPeople. I chose my yoga. Ultimately I think I made the right choice, but I still felt like I was letting myself down a bit. I told myself that I'd get on SparkPeople over the whole weekend, not just part of it. I wanted to drink my 8 glasses of water each day over the weekend, I wanted to track all of the food I ate over the weekend. I wanted to track goals like huddling in my SparkTeams, and spinning the login wheel.

And I didn't.

So here I am writing about what I planned to do, but couldn't. I am now writing about my regrets for the weekend, instead of my triumphs. I am attempting to get back on track today. I am logging my foods and paying attention to what I eat. I am drinking water and being active on my team boards. I am trying to earn my bonus spin for the day. And next weekend is another weekend to try what I failed at this weekend.
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