cycling week 10 update:
Monday, July 22, 2013
Yesterday was a high everything day! I went to the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch at the Greenbriar Inn.... I did not restrain myself; but I think I did eat less that I have in the past. And I didn't have the bottomless mimosa either! Also I ate practically nothing else all day. All by choice.
And yes, there were consequences that registered on the scale this morning. I gained 1.4 lbs overnight. My only surprise is that it wasn't a bigger gain! And yes, I am taking immediate action to counter it.
Given the rocky week I've had emotionally, and the emotional eating I did earlier in the week (as reported in my last post), I am PROUD to report that even with yesterday's feast, I gained only 0.8 lbs for the week, thanks to prompt action in trying to counter my earlier slip-up. And if I hadn't (deliberately) feasted yesterday, I expect that I could've reported that I lost a pound, because as of Sunday, I had lost a full pound and kept it off for 2 days....
I think it is important that we not expect ourselves to be perfect but that we practice MINDFUL eating -- eating by deliberate choice. I did make a mistake eating emotionally early in the week -- and I spent the rest of the week eating very deliberately to counter what I'd done. Yesterday's feasting was a deliberate choice (or mindful), and I don't regret it. I still intend to react to it as detrimental to my weight loss goals and do what I can to counter its effects -- and that is mindful also!
For those of you reading this because you are interested in cycling: I fat-fasted 3 days. By the next day, rapid (water) weight loss had stopped, which I took to mean that the glycogen in my body had burned off. I then returned to the LCal part of my cycle for one day. It was only one day because I had been planning to feast with my family at a fancy all-you-can-eat brunch on Sunday -- which would be my High Calorie day -- but in all honesty I also ate carbs freely for that meal.
So this coming week, I'll be doing my best, then return to LCal cycling and hopefully by next week be able to return to my normal cycling.