A little frustrated, but I can do this.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I'm feeling a little frustrated. I have been on the program for 3 1/2 weeks now and have been doing pretty well. I have been trying to get in at least 10 minutes of exercise every day. I'm building up to the marathon exercise sessions that I see others doing. I did no exercise for the past 2 years and very little for the 20 years before that. So I'm starting off slowly. I'm pretty pleased with what I've been doing. Today I spent 15 minutes going up and down the stairs at work. (See my previous blog for info about that.)
I have been tracking every thing I've been eating, too. And the past 4-5 days I have had no diet soda and no alcohol and I've kept to under my calories.
So I'm pretty frustrated that this morning the scale registered a 1.5 pound gain. NO WAY! FOR REAL??? How is this possible? I have been eating half as many calories as I have for the past 20 years and making sure the calories are nutritious ones. I've been exercising. I've been gulping water like crazy. I've been thinking positive thoughts.
I think this is just karma coming round to get me. I remember one day when I was about 14 and slim and my mom was on a diet. (She was normal sized and probably didn't even need to be on a diet.) She got on the scale and it showed that she had gained a pound. She was amazed since, she told me, she had not eaten one thing the day before. And I laughed. It wasn't a mean laugh, but it was a laugh. And now karma has come to bite me in the butt.
How many times do you think karma will get me back? Do you think I'm done with it?