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Fell Off the Horse, Gotting Back On

Saturday, December 29, 2012

OK, it's winter and I'm bummed my leg is still in a brace and this may be another winter where outside activities are at a minimum.

I thought I had accepted this and was changing up my in-house regime to make sure I got the calorie burn I needed.

I've had several weeks of slow, but steady progress, both with exercise and weight loss.

And then, BAM!!!

Yesterday, it all fell apart.

I made a nice healthy lunch and simply couldn't eat it. No interest, no desire. So, I decided fine, I'd just go out and run a few errands.

I fell on ice hidden by snow (nothing bad, just scared myself since the brace holds my ankle immobile). Came home and couldn't quite get into anything. Started one project after another., but couldn't settle with any of them.

I started eating about 5 and never stopped. I had bought a small bag of unshelled pistachios the other day and decided to have a serving. Wrong - ended up eating all 4 servings in the bag.

Now, I know nuts start binges, but I bought them. I was so sure I could control myself, but it didn't work out that way. It took 3 hours to eat the nuts, but I did. Then, I ate other stuff - to the point my stomach hurt.

I was tired, but wouldn't go to bed 'cause it was too early. *You know you're in trouble when you let a clock, rather than your body, guide your actions.

So, woke up this morning and, surprise surprise, my weight was up. Duh! 4 servings of lightly salted nuts plus too many calories. Despite the fact that it was snowing, I forced myself to bundle up and walk for the newspaper to get my muscles warmed up. Can't walk quickly 'cause of the snow and ice, but I can get out and do it -- this is, after all, the start of winter.

Then, came home, had breakfast, and moved to the computer room to do some work. Brought the light box into the office and turned it on while working.

So, fell off, but now back on track.
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    You can work those nuts out of your system and learn permanent lessons from The Great Pistachio Junta! They may have made some inroads, but you've got the forces and the troops to Disappear them. And the salt may have formed an additional cabal to get you.

    Best of luck getting back on track.
    1966 days ago
    Be careful on ice. We're more likely to fall as we get older, unfortunately. I'm glad you weren't hurt. emoticon
    1969 days ago
    I'm glad you weren't hurt by the fall, that's scary. As others have said, one day is not a trend; learning from it and moving on is what matters. Take good care of yourself!
    1969 days ago
    Glad you weren't hurt from your fall. Hugs on the rough day, but hooray for getting back on track!
    1970 days ago
    Being human happens to all of us.
    I am glad you got back up so quickly.
    1970 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Oh, it's ONE day. It feels awful, but it's so much not a trend. Believe me, I know. I'm trying to overcome a trend of bad days. Weeks. I'm just writing because I know it helps me when people give me their perspectives. : )
    1970 days ago
    Yes it could always be worse :) I had a few things I shouldnt have either, but I know most of the gain was bloat. It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.... I just keep telling myself that :)

    Glad you are back on your horse!! We all fall off and get down for whatever reason, we just can't stay down :)

    Thanks for sharing!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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    1970 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    OK, Angela, at least it wasn't a box of Godiva truffles. And, you're right, nuts are not allowed in the house.
    1970 days ago
    Wow Carrie, so glad you weren't hurt again. You are so strong for falling off the wagon and jumping right back on. That sounds like success. Good for you! emoticon
    1970 days ago
    Yup. Good recovery.

    And what have we learned from this?

    Nuts are not safe, unsupervised, at the moment.


    1970 days ago
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