Saturday, June 01, 2013
The spirit is willing in concept, but...I cannot get into a routine yet. Thursday, I was like 300 calories over my range, yesterday was 700 under. Even when I'm in the range, my nutrition reports look like a big zig zag. I know it's good to not get the body too used to a routine so you can plateau, but I think SOME routine at this early stage would help.
Of course, it doesn't help that stuff keeps happening in my life! I mean, that's a good thing--to have a life . And with a lifestyle change, I've got to adjust for it, but...in these early stages it's hard to figure out the adjustment. The ironic thing is I'm a bit of a homebody at heart, which SUCKS for figuring out dating, but that's another tale.
Had a happy hour farewell for someone at work at a wine bar Thursday and just went for what looked good on the tapas menu rather than what may have been the healthiest choice. Which yes, that was my conscious choice at the time. Ironically when I punched it in the tracker (yay, I'm still tracking?) I probably would've stayed within calorie range too if not necessarily the balanced diet, except for getting the chocolate peanut butter ice cream cone for dessert. Especially knowing what would come Friday...
Another happy hour at my college reunion. That was kind of a bust, actually. People I'm still in touch with from college weren't going, but I figured, eh see some people I might know, maybe meet some new people. So dressed up in one of my most slimming tops (which fits a little looser!) and newer pants and a good attitude and headed on down.
Forgot how many people WENT to my college. The acoustics were bad for conversation. And people weren't trying to meet new people, they were reuniting with old friends/roommates etc. If I knew people I didn't recognize them. I'm shy in the cocktail crowd atmosphere and with no buddy or date...yeah, hung out in a corner occasionally making conversation and watching the baseball game above the bar. The only good news was that the way the crowd scattered there was no way to get close to the buffet table to get tempting but high calorie foods. So after one drink I ditched--and why my calorie count was so LOW. I ended up not having dinner/snack I had kinda planned.
Today is...actually going to a baseball game. I'll try not to be too bad, but who knows (at least I won't have alcohol on my tracker--I'm designated driver).
Monday is my Mom's birthday, so I may be taking her out...but she's supportive of my weight loss goal, so maybe I'll fix her a solutions dinner instead--will still have birthday cake but...
While not being routine in my fitness, I'm making more of the effort than I was. 90+ degree heat with humidity so I don't want to walk? Fine, there's an exercise bike in my air conditioned house. Sweat on that! At least I still know activity does not necessarily equal exercise. (I confess I counted painting my garage door frames yesterday as fitness because I couldn't manage much else--although walking to and from the bar because of where I had to park was a decent trot.
So, little turtle status (the little avatar I have on my weight tracker). I went back down half a pound from the pound I went up the week before. Weight loss 4 lbs total. I've got to get into a stable routine, so when life throws me a curve (or a couple), I don't start flailing.