One foot in front of the other
Monday, August 17, 2009
I just finished week 2 of the Annual Family Gathering. I had to work during part of Week 1 but the past week was my "vacation". It was a very stress-filled time; most of my family lives far away and we have to get a whole year's worth of fun packed into two weeks! Every aspect of my life went topsy-turvy. Every time I thought I had a moment to regroup, there was someone at the door: "What do you want to do today?" I must say that I was vigilant in my eating and exercising and for that I am very pleased with myself.
Saturday morning was get-on-the-scale day -- I had a suspicion . . . . Yup, 1/2 pound gained! And I had been doing so well. Argh. Oh, well.
One by one, everyone has left. Saturday, I took some down time. I was exercising hard every day because I just got a HRM and wanted to try it out while I had big chunks of time to work with it (at 5:30 in the morning before the relatives came out!) After my weight gain, I decided to take a day off from exercise on Saturday, I rested in the afternoon and went to bed early. I excused myself from extra activity on Sunday and used the time to do some cleaning and put my house back in order (and I wore my heart monitor while I did it! I'll sure do that again!) While I wait for my body to get back on track, I joined a new SparkTeam: Organized Life. An Organized Life sounds so appealing to me right now!
So, now it's Monday and I HAVE to check the scale one last time: 1/2 pound down. No gain, no loss. I'd certainly hoped for better but this will be OK. In the past, this would be the time that nagging suspicions would start to surface saying that this whole weight-loss thing was a waste of time and who was I to think I could succeed? This time around is different; now that I have the get-on-the-scale time out of the way, I think I'll go for a bike ride.
Have a great day!