Weighing more than yesterday

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yesterday was a day that I needed to take a break. I still exercised and did the things that absolutely NEEDED to be done, but I did not do anything else. Today I have a bit more things today because of it, like clean out the yard and clean the kitchen and wash a really big pile of dishes but yesterday was worth it.

It was something that my body needed. A time out. A day to recover some balance.

Unfortunately I was wrong about how much protein was in dinner yesterday and combined with the fact that I had not had eggs for breakfast my protein count was half of what it should be. Another unfortunate thing is that I have not bought any protein shakes which meant that I spent a great deal of time rummaging through my cupboards trying to find a low-fat high protein snack. This was unsuccessful. And so I needed to make a decision do I go over my fat goals or under my protein goals. Considering the fact that I had done strength training and was way under (I needed to double my protein intake) I decided that I would bite the bullet and eat more fat.

This was reflected in the scale this morning. For the first time since I started weighing myself daily my weight has gone up.

This did disappoint me slightly, but it did not lead to any negative self talk or anger or negative side effects. It's a definite reminder that I need to watch my fat intake (I regularly seem to be going over it) but make a conscious effort to get the right calories that I need.

So I think that for now I will definitely be continuing on my daily weigh-in.
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