Monday, February 10, 2014
I've realized something about myself and my Sparkiness. I am on Sparkpeople a lot when I'm doing well, and I love to blog about that. It seems to reinforce the good habits. "Look how well I'm doing!"
So I'm here today to confess in all its ugliness how far off the wagon I fell yesterday. Pull up a chair.
I actually did really well the first half of the day. I ate within range and planned what I would be eating for supper, and that kept me in range too. I was planning on going to the Y to bike. While I was still home, I was drinking Diet Pepsi. I knew I should be drinking water instead, especially considering I was going to exercise, but somehow I just didn't get around to switching from soda to water until I was heading out the door. I took my water bottle with me.
I went to the Y and while I was lifting weights on the Cybex machines, I started feeling kinda yucky. Sort of light-headed. Given my fainting/vertigo/anemia issues, I'm highly tuned to any bit of dizziness I feel. I drank more water, finished the Cybex, and moved on to the exercise bike. I did 10 miles instead of my planned 14 because I just wasn't feeling very energetic. I was actually starting to feel a little shaky. I blamed it on my lack of water and my light lunch -- two of those healthy muffins... no protein at all.
So I went home feeling dizzy and shaky and thought I better eat something. I had some leftovers for supper at like 4:00. I still felt yucky. I had a piece of toast and a banana, which maxed out my calories for the day. Oh well, I still hadn't gone over. Then... I don't know. I kinda think eating at the top of my range seemed just as bad as going over, so I thought what the hell?! I had a couple (4) of those yummy IKEA raspberry cookies. Then my husband got home with groceries from Trader Joe's and I had 3 of those yummy dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Gradually I started to realize it wasn't hunger that was making me feel crappy, because obviously I wasn't hungry anymore! I remembered that I forgot to take my medication in the morning. I took my pill, took a bath, and went to bed around 6:00. I napped off and on for an hour or so and then got up, feeling pretty much better. Great, now I can tackle the paperwork I put off all weekend! Jee, wouldn't a bowl of popcorn be nice while I'm sorting through these papers??? Yup. I was on a roll.
So, rather than my nice, light 1300 calories, I ended my day with 2300 calories!
Oink, oink, oink, gobble, gobble.
I guess this goes to show that even when you are on track, something can throw you off. Something unexpected.
Today -- yes, I will remember my medication! And I'll get right back to light eating. I'm not going to beat myself up about my piggy day, just try to learn from it and let it go.
Happy Monday, Sparklers!