Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I decided to weigh myself last Wednesday before taking two days off from work for a total of a four day weekend and I came in at 239.5 I was so excited to finally be in the 230s. I went to my doctors on Thursday and she weighed me, her scale came to 238! I was so excited to see that, even better she was looking at my chart and said that last time I was in to see her I was 268 so officially since I last saw her I am 30 pounds lighter hooray! Now one would think that this would inspire me to work even harder.. well one would be wrong… at the doctors I also found out that my recent cluster of horrible headaches were cause because I have TMJ… Seriously tmj?!? So my doctor explained that could be why I have been so tired and of course in pain, so she gave me some muscle relaxers to help me sleep with the tense muscles at night she warned me that the effects of these usually last about 24 hours. So I took one that night and barely wake up and almost immediately I feel like eating everything in sight.. this is how my whole four days off went I was trying to pack but too tired from my muscle relaxer and needing to eat even though I knew I wasn’t hungry I was just wanting to munch. I drank very little water which my body is use to at least 70 oz. so I was ready to come back to work to have my eating and drinking schedule back, after a day of drink tons of water and being back on my normal eating plan I weighed myself just to see the damage done… such a bad idea, I had gained 4 pounds! The weird thing was though I was sad by it but not defeated I told myself this is gonna be a hard week for workouts but I can still control my eating and I will lose those 4lbs again very soon it’s a small set back and a good lesson for next time I have time off at home, when I want to go all calorie crazy I can think back to how weighing in after four days of craziness felt.
The other positive I’m taking from this is my crazy calorie days were nothing like they use to be, I have cut my portions down a lot so even though I was eating a lot more calories than normal I ate way fewer than I would have in the past on my normal day. I was still aware of the calories and I still chose not to go all out.
On a funny note I bought a resistance band and quick workout guide with it to be able to get a little muscle work in on days that I am too busy to do my normal workouts, so I decided to try some of the moves out. It was going great until the one where I must “anchor” the band into the door… Let me tell you when they say “anchor” it they mean it.. I affixed it into the door jam and gave it a little tug everything seemed fine then I decided to put some real resistance on it with doing one of the moves, when I pulled hard the other end of that band came out of the door like lightning and snapped right into my chest I instantly fell back and landed on the ground hands on chest as if I had been shot.. at that point I thought I had been and in all truth I had by a huge rubber band! I had managed to without help shot myself in the chest with a giant rubber band lol I was caught between tears welling up and hysterical laughter sitting on the floor thinking “they aren’t kidding when they say make sure to ANCHOR the band” No kidding! LOL