Saturday, February 09, 2013
I just keep going.. sometimes I do great.. sometimes I fall flat on my face.. but I just pick myself up and keep going along. I am so proud of where I am versus where I was this time last year and am looking forward to continuing and see where I am even a year from now. I was losing at a steady and rewarding pace going into the holidays.
When I returned home and to my program I had little gain in weight. I was happy with that and thought I'd jump right back in to where I was. I worked out pretty good and ate ok. I tried to stay at the low end of my calorie range and consistently checked to make sure I had a caloric deficit. I should have had descent weight loss. I knew I shouldn't expect spectacular - I wasn't giving spectacular. But, with the "diet" (healthy eating) and exercise, I should still see the scale moving downward, even slowly. But it wasn't. For a month, it just was hung.
Then the really bad eating day hit! It started as just a splurge for breakfast. Yes, they were serving those amazing long johns with chocolate icing I just loved. "Ok, I'll give in and have one, but I'll make sure to be a good girl the rest of the day" I told myself. That was the plan at least. But, in the evening, I had last minute errands that had to be done. It was well past dinner and far from home when I gave in to my daughter's pleads for a burger lol. But, she begged for that awesome burger from the place known also for their shakes. I had not had a milk shake in months. I was willing to own it, track it, and deal with my choices for the day.. but I was still absolutely shocked when I saw the truth in the caloric numbers on my tracker. One meal was almost my whole calorie budget for the day. With the bad breakfast choice too I was over.. wayyyy over.
But, tomorrow is a brand new day is my motto. So I got up the next day and got right back on the program. I didn't go crazy or change anything from my usual. I continued on the program for several days before I got my "huh?" moment. I know I shouldn't but I do weigh myself daily (I only track when I'm sure I've lost 5 lbs as the scale sometimes can be tricky) lol. I began to see that the scale was moving downward again quickly. It's not huge numbers, but after being stuck for a month (two if you count over the holidays), to see myself definitely moving south again is big news for me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning to retry the calorie bomb theory any time soon lol... but it does have me still wondering if that's what kicked the plateau since everything else pretty much remained the same.