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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Yesterday I had two doctors appointments. I didn't have time to work out in the morning because we were leaving so early. And in fact the day before that I hadn't gotten a chance to do my cardio....only did strength training. And then yesterday my friend said, "Let's go to Olive Garden for soup and salad." I agreed because it didn't sound too destructive. However when I took a bite of that creamy gnocchi soup I knew I'd made a bad mistake. And the breadsticks confirmed that.

So I ate. Not excessively...but I know the calories were way up there. Then I ate dinner at a friend's house. And her dinner was not low cal either. So today I weighed myself and I weighed two pounds more than I had just two days ago. The good news is that at the doctor, I weighed three pounds less than I had there just a week ago.

So I need to get back on track Today I did my cardio (I sit here now completely soaked in sweat) and will have to make a more careful lunch choice if my dad and I eat out today. The body is merciless and unforgiving. A mere poor choice and an omission of a workout; and there will be hell to pay.
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    Okay, my friend, you know I love you. That being said. Don't beat yourself up over a day of not great choices. The extra weight was almost guaranteed to be fluid retention from the sodium. And WHAT were you doing on a scale that frequently anyway, Missy? Weighing ourselves too often is opening the door to doubting ourselves and seeing weight gains where there really aren't any. Fluid is heavy! A gallon of water weighs 8 pounds! I was horrible with my eating last week (I really was, I had brownies and lemon pie both in the same week) but I stuck with it the rest of the time, and my weight was down 5 pounds in just over 2 weeks. I only get on the scale once a week-at the most. Unless I am using it to see how much fluid I have retained from having a particular food.

    So, mainly I am saying, be kind to yourself! You have enough stress in your life without adding to it. Next time, you will make a better choice! (I can never resist the breadsticks either! Thank goodness we don't have any of those restaurants up here!)

    Have a wonderful weekend, and make sure you don't catch a chill with all that exercise!
    1931 days ago
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    Don't allow your heart to be ruled by the scale, its a fickle lover! Your weight can fluctuate dramatically from one day to the next. Most of that gain is likely water weight from the incredibly high amount of sodium you had in those meals.
    Hang in, you can get back on track and stay away from the whites in a meal! All processed, all high sodium!
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    1933 days ago
    I agree!! Most of that weight would have been fluid retention not fat ..
    Fat takes much longer to develop ..
    Glad you had a lovely day !.
    Now stop feeling guilty and get on with your exercise ..
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    1933 days ago
    some of that 2 lbs might have been water retention from salty food. i've noticed whenever i eat i restaurants, i'll be all bloated for the next day. i didn't notice that before, because i always felt "bloated" but i sure have seen the difference since i changed my eating.
    1933 days ago
    What I love about this blog is that you recognized the error, figured out how to rectify it, and have a plan in place. Good for you!

    Even if you can't get a workout in, the choices you make as far as food are so important. Weight loss is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise.

    Keep up the great work! Don't let today's workout go to waste!

    1933 days ago
    Great blog! Thanks for sharing. Right choices, that's what it takes!

    Spark on!
    1933 days ago
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