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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I stepped on the scale this morning, which I've been avoiding since last week, and I'm up 2.2. Thank you TOM and hormones.
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S'alright, just means the loss next week will be even better, right?

And then.. I moved on.
Seriously, after the WI, I just .. felt better. It is what it is, and I knew what it would be. Now that's over with, no pressure or guilt, just action.

Tuesday, Feb. 19:
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Vanilla - 1 scoop, 1 serving 130
Total: 215

Breakfast
Blackberries, fresh, 0.5 cup 37
Blueberries, fresh, 30 berries 23
Raspberries, 15 raspberries 14
greek god's greek yogurt traditional plain, 1 serving 130
Manitoba Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled, 4 tbsp 227
Total: 431

Lunch
Spaghetti Squash, 1 cup 42
Spaghetti Meat Sauce (with ground turkey), 0.5 cup 90
Boneless Porkchop, Center cut, 4oz., 1.75 serving 315
Total: 447

Dinner
Amylu Sweet Carmelized Onion Chicken Burger, 1 serving 140
Reboot Roasted Veggies, 0.5 serving 79
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, 1 serving 113
Total: 331

Evening Snack
Chocolate - Dove Dark Chocolate Promises (5 pcs), 1 serving 210
Total: 210

Daily total: 1743
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1790 - 2140
This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2550 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,743
BMR* 2,191
Exercise 884
Total Burned 3,075
Differential -1,332

Before I got home yesterday, I was going to run after work.
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When I got home yesterday, the mind/body was not willing.
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So, we compromised.
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I went downstairs and walked on the treadmill (hat tip to Fruityful for the inspiration!) to get my miles in while watching West Wing.
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In case you think I'm fibbing about hormones and being out of whack (not that I think you think that, but just in case..) I alternated between sobbing and laughing while watching the show. It was the end of the Season 1 finale (the shooting where the President and Josh are shot) and the Season 2 opener.
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Total nutjob. Really. I knew I was being a nutjob. I mean, I've seen the show. I know what happens. There are times being a woman just wears on my nerves. Not that I'd prefer the alternative, I like being a girl, mostly.

A note about my 'crap' comment yesterday. Thanks for the assurances that I wasn't doing badly. From an over-all perspective, no, it's not that bad. In light of the 28 Days Later Sugar/Sweetener Free challenge, I suck LOL I do really well during the day but have been soothing myself in the evening with chocolate.

Old habits are hard to break, but I'm going to make this last week of the challenge as clean as possible. I don't consider myself a failure, but this month has certainly proved to me that, while not inundated with sugar/sweetener all day every day, I do have areas to be worked on.

Thank you, though, for handling me gently. I appreciate all your comments and support.
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Now on with the show.
C~
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRSBENNETT2 2/25/2013 11:22PM

    Oh Good Lord...we could probably share some stories lately about hormones and mood swings! My poor husband doesn't know what to think.

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IMIN2GENES 2/25/2013 1:03PM

    Yep! Sometimes being a girl just does suck. *sigh*

Kudos to you for making the compromise and hitting the treadmill!
Chris
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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/20/2013 6:46PM

    You are not alone with those tears. I don't think I have to be hormonal to tear up at commercials, music, a sad or happy story. Sigh.

Way to go on the compromised exercise!

I think you are doing great for even trying to give up sugar... ME - not going to even try it. I have been trying to be mindful about qty, but I'm not giving it up.

Good luck working of the stupid TOM fluid off for next week's WI!

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CATBEFIT 2/20/2013 6:20PM

    Hell -- I'm past menopause and I still cry at certain episodes of West Wing!! (Love those episodes by the way)

Hang in there -- this week will be so much better!

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ALICIALYNNE 2/20/2013 12:53PM

    HAHAHA, I thought I was the only one who did that with shows! Hormones can do some really bizarre things!

So glad to hear you aren't letting the gain get to you! Keep on working, and you'll lose it.

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/20/2013 12:06PM

  My time of the month starts in a few days...so I know exactly what you mean...I'm anticipating the 2.2 pound gain myself. Just a thought here....do you think the sweetner is out of control in your life...is that why the challenge? For me...I sweeten my coffee with Agave and have a dove chocolate at lunch and sometimes something sweet after dinner....like a pudding or another Dove. I've tried to go sugar free...but I find it makes it more difficult....like I crave it more than just having a little bit. Anyway...a thought that works for me. I think you are doing great....just put that head down and power through friend. And grab my hand....I'm running beside you!!! Hugs...Robin

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