Da Bunny

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So how is your journey going? Are we having fun or is it more as if the kids in the back seat asking, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Yea for the former of the two, otherwise, we have all had those days, weeks, months, and sometimes years.

Today was the first day of my second year after returning to SparksPeople from a hiatus that never should have happened. Several days ago I mentioned this fact and began to ponder, as I often do. We procrastinators ponder well. (That sounds a lot like the start of a cheer!) During my musing I thought about the dynamic changes in my life from the journey thus far and where I was several years ago at my all time high of 314 pounds. Seems a shame to think how disrespectful of my time and my gifts I had become. So true to form, today, I get out the critic stick and beat myself for not making the most of the opportunities at hand.

During a team interview with a Fortune 500 company yesterday, I congratulated myself for the control I showed during the day. No doughnuts in the morning meetings at two locations and a very controlled lunch were a perfect tribute to a better me. Later during the afternoon, I ate a doughnut to gain a bit of energy while contemplating a problem. The sugar rush almost put me in orbit. Immediately after I ate it I thought, “That was stupid.” Thus, I managed to foil a perfect no hitter for the day.

I salvaged a win by staying under my top end of 1850 calories with 1816 (1697, 1839, and 1795 today for those whom are counting for the week). Again, I see much room for improvement. Over the last four days, I have managed to maintain my lowered target range while continuing to exercise at a good clip. Here is the rub.

The 747 calories over the minimum represent 0.2 pounds of potential loss I should have taken advantage. Alas, what is past is past; the seal of time is upon my actions. I shall do better for the rest of the week. Furthermore, if I keep flirting with the high end, I will certainly exceed my range in another stupid moment. Life is full of those.

I shall keep this lesson foremost in my thoughts to remind me to be mindful of the little things. Yes, I am within my range, but to leave a weekly rate of 1300 calories on the table is a shame. It represents a 1/3 of a pound for the week. I am not down on myself for this fact, because that is what ranges are for. Rather I feel like the pink bunny beating a drum. I keep going and going and going!

Here is to year two!

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    I worked for a Fortune 500 so I know interviews can be stressful. I am glad to hear you did well.
    3453 days ago
    I've been staying at the high end of my calorie range for the past couple weeks. I find that it's the only way I can keep from being famished, which leads to mad eating. So, being at the high end isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have confidence that you will find what works for you. You are wise and introspective.
    3454 days ago
    It took us a LONG time to get to this biggest size, it will take time, to get it all off. We need to have patients, and endurance, and we will succeed!

    I have noticed the yoyo's are smaller, a few tenths, and back down. This is a big improvement, and helps me to fight a little harder to keep going down. Mindset!

    Onward & Downward
    3454 days ago
    Ponder well, Ponder well.
    Before indulging in treats from hell.
    Ponder well, ponder well,
    For at days end the numbers tell.

    It's amazing how that sugar affects us after not having it. I ate a small piece of fake waxy white chocolate the other day. The whole time I'm chewing it I wonder why don't I spit it out it doesn't even taste good. I was driving in the car, a napkin on the seat beside me. I swallowed it anyway.

    Praying the interview has positive results for you.

    You ROCk emoticon
    3454 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    hey, we all have little setback but it sounds like you doing pretty good now. Also congrats on being on spark for a year the 2nd time around.
    3454 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2010 9:18:57 PM
  • SPARKIE1964
    You did actually take advantage of the opportunity...which will help you next time. No shame in learning...It's all good! YOU CAN DO IT!

    Btw...are we really there yet? (rhetorical question) emoticon
    3454 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244005
    Keeping within your caloric range is good. Realizing and admitting you ight have made a better choice than the donut is good. Yes, you could have gone to the lower end of your caloric range, but you should be applauded for staying within the range. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
    3454 days ago
  • MIPPY265
    Sounds like you doing an awesome job staying within your calorie range. We all get to the high end or over every once in awhile. But sounds like youve been thinking about this alot. Take an extra half hour on the treadmill to burn opff part of that donut. Youll feel much better.

    Good luck on your journey. Keep up the good work!!
    3454 days ago
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