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I will never, ever do that again!

Friday, November 29, 2013

I thought I did pretty well on calories. I went over, but not by much. I ate a LOT of veggies, probably too much. Small servings of all the "good stuff," but I know it all adds up. I weighed myself this morning, just to see and I was up 3 lbs. No big deal and I'm NOT worried or concerned.

I did get in a walk with the dogs and I did push-ups. I felt pretty good until I went to bed. Then, I felt like...well poop! I'm not sure it was from the push-ups/plank, trying to *retrain my abs by holding them in more or my eating, but I felt icky. I had lots of pressure under my diaphragm.

My younger daughter got home from Black Friday shopping around 1:30 AM and I finally got to sleep. I feel better this morning so I do think it was a combo of the amount I ate and my stomach/ab muscles. (Heck, I could have pushed my stomach to it's limit since I really don't eat big meals anymore! I eat smaller more frequent meals.)

Today, I'm eating lighter to "recoup." Normal breakfast of around 350 calories, but with a tad bit more coffee. emoticon I'm still not running, but I will take a LONG walk today.

I want to tuck last night's feeling away and remember it so I don't ever do it again! Green tea would have helped with the eating and common sense would have helped with the rest.

Anyway, I made it through! The main thing is I was thankful. Thankful I had food to eat, a house full of love and laughter, and a body that I could exercise. I am blessed.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

*A note about "retraining my abs." Since my pants have gotten too big in the waist, I noticed that I've been sticking my stomach out to hold them up, even with a belt. So I am holding them in more so I can retrain my brain and my abs. Funny how things work. I guess I need to buy some smaller pants and belt.! That's not a bad thing!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEXGAL1 11/30/2013 1:06PM

    same thing happened to me. see my blog. geez! I like you am not worried. will just get back to watching what I eat.
have a great day.

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BLUENOSE63 11/30/2013 8:37AM

  I say go for the pants and if you really like them, buy 2 pair!

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KMVBBAM 11/29/2013 11:52PM

    Looks like you have everything under control now and I to was up waiting for my daughter to get back from shopping and retraining these abs. Hope your next few days go well.

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STRONGDAWG 11/29/2013 9:13PM

    Lots of folks feeling uncomfortable yesterday. Comes with the day.

I find I do best when I go right back to normal eating after a feast day like Thanksgiving.

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MOBYCARP 11/29/2013 7:10PM

    Yes, some of us overdid things just a bit on Thanksgiving. It's helpful to read that I'm not the only one. Other than (hopefully temporary) weight gain, the symptoms will vary; but we're all trying to remember the icky feeling and what caused it, so we can cause it less often.

"Never again" is a lofty goal. I'll settle for, "not often." And I do see it improve over time; what I ate too much of yesterday is better for me than what I would have eaten too much of, pre-Spark.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/29/2013 5:15PM

    Yes... get those new pants that fit your body NOW... you're worth it. Glad you're feeling better... I mused recently that now in year 4 of maintenance I'm experiencing some of the problems "normal" people who had never been grossly overweight experience: the SMALLER gain/loss over the seasons. Clothes that fit at my smallest make it obvious when that SMALL lapse is starting to happen so I can make adjustments.

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SLENDERELLA61 11/29/2013 4:55PM

    Get yourself those new pants!! You need them and you truly, truly deserve them!!

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KELLIEBEAN 11/29/2013 3:41PM

    I noticed, I am slouching to hold my pants up too. I need another belt, the one I bought was too big. Still retraining my abs AND my brain!!!

Like Brooklyn, my mom said the same thing to me about girdles! I thought that thing was frightening. I should have listened to her then!

I'm glad you had a special Thanksgiving!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/29/2013 1:45PM

    "Retraining your abs" brought back a childhood memory.
My mother used to tell me to hold my stomach in or I would have to wear a girdle. I saw that whalebone contraption she and her friends all wore and I wanted no part of it. I credit Mom with my above average stomach muscles. Too bad she didn't have some advice for my butt.

Nice family memories

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_LINDA 11/29/2013 12:43PM

    Good for you! So nice to hear of a wonderful, normal happy family get together! Way to go on controlling the eats!! That is so awesome to be healthy and fit and have the trouble of loose pants!
Keep up the great work and have a fabulous Friday!

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VTRICIA 11/29/2013 12:12PM

    I gained 4! Though it's also hormone time (so I had less resistance) and everything was salty.

And your abs are rockin!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/29/2013 12:06PM

    Woo Hoo!! You are really making some wonderful changes. I'm glad you are feeling better also.

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