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I Learned My Lesson

Sunday, September 15, 2013

So I posted on the one-day challenge team my positive goals for the weekend, a couple being I would eat healthy and that the Monday version of myself would be proud of the weekend version of myself.

I was doing so well until tonight. I ran four miles on Friday, had a green smoothie afterward and a light dinner. I got the 11-minute plank routine done. It's tough but I'm getting there.

Saturday, I took some walks and did two lower body spark people strength videos. Afterward, I lay on the floor, panting, feeling like my hips were forever locked in place. Surprisingly I am not sore today. As the Chicago song goes, I'm Feeling Stronger Every Day:

Today was gloomy and rainy. I did a lot of reading, which makes me sleepy, and it was too rainy to take the lab for a walk. I got VERY lazy!

DH made his lasagna soup and garlic bread with a nice Pino Noir wine. I'm Irish and German but I think there was a mistake somewhere. I much prefer an Italian dinner over corned beef and cabbage or a brat. Mangia Mangia!!!

I only poured myself less than half a glass of wine and planned on small portions but a big bowl of lasagna soup, four garlic breadsticks and a chocolate cannoli later, I was MISERABLE. How did that happen?

I can't describe to you the misery. I'm 5'0 but I REALLY wished I was maybe 6 feet to make room for my stomach! The pain was awful. I remembered a Spark Radio podcast where they discussed the reason you wake up hungry after a huge dinner is because you have stretched your stomach. Boy did I. Go big or go home I guess!

The dog kept giving me the big eyes and ears she gives me when she wants to walk. It had started raining again so I told her no and went back to reading. I dozed off and thought "OH H*LL NO!" The rain subsided so I grabbed my gym shoes and made the lab very happy! She was even up for brief intervals of running with me which she very rarely does. It's like she knew what I needed! We had a great 20-minute interval walk/jog.

When I got home, DH was snoozing. I cleaned the kitchen and then pulled out the Spark Videos. First up the 10-minute kickboxing video, taking it at a faster pace then she does in the video. Then the 9-minute Seated Arm and Shoulder video, then some tricep dips and a couple other tricep exercises I looked up. My triceps need to catch up to my biceps.

I've come a long way in this ten months of maintenance. The old Kellie would have loved the miserable feeling of a huge Italian dinner and fell blissfully asleep for the night.

I may have fallen off the horse for a little while but I jumped right back on so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Monday Kellie will be proud of weekend Kellie.

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  • KANOE10
    Great job of exercising after an indulgence. That is maintenance! I know you felt positive after the weekend.

    1646 days ago
    well done! I'm all for the occasional splurge! Presumably you are maintaining to live, not living to maintain! And you got back on track very quickly!
    1647 days ago
    Great job! It always good to indulge on the weekend. It is not living if we can't treat ourselves once in awhile. I know how you feel. I overrate on Friday night. All about getting back on track!!
    1648 days ago
    That is wonderful! I am glad that you got right back on the horse! You should be proud of yourself.
    1648 days ago
    Congrats on taking control and getting moving. So proud of you for not giving in!
    1648 days ago
    You set a fine example for me. You picked yourself up out of your "I don't care today" attitude and hopped to it! Go Kellie!
    1648 days ago
    My Sunday wasn't quite as Sparkling as yours! Even though I did go to my Gentle Yoga class and ate mindfully at brunch and dinner the TV popcorn did my good intentions in.

    emoticon Kellie for your Sparkling w/e!
    1648 days ago
    You could also sing Ricky Nelson's song:

    But it's all right now, I've learned my lesson well
    You see, you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself

    Seems like you actually managed to please everyone last night. You, dog and DH.

    Great recovery.
    1648 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I hope you at least enjoyed the food while you were eating it!! Isn't it likely you wouldn't have felt quite so full after eating all that before? So your capacity for overeating has decreased and you have an intense experience to think back on when the urges come next time. (It can take more than one lesson... but it's the TREND that's important.)

    Back on the horse today. emoticon
    1648 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2013 7:05:19 AM
    You are the Mistress of Turnaround! I am proud to know you, Kellie. Been there, done that. No beating of self allowed, but a kick boxing video--you rock!!!
    1648 days ago
    Way to salvage the weekend!

    I have never heard of lasagne soup, but I'm guessing it's NOT a Spark recipe!!
    1648 days ago
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    1648 days ago
    Wow! You must be proud of everyday Kellie! You did a great job pushing yourself back on track! I had a bad-eating day yesterday, too, but the lower back pain didn't allow any workout so I really feel miserable today... I hope my back feels better soon and I can follow your example.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    1648 days ago
    We can all splurge's just that most of us turn "sometimes" into "all the time." Sounds like you have learned how to stop yourself. You are so strong!
    1648 days ago
    WAY TO GO! You really turned it around quick. Sounds like you have a great lab work out buddy! emoticon I'm proud of you for not giving in. You rock! emoticon
    1648 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon Glad you got back on track quickly!!
    1648 days ago
    Def worth being proud of the weekend Kellie!!!! emoticon
    The 11 min plank challenge sounds very exciting .. Will def need to check in to that !
    1648 days ago
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