Mentally recovering from a gain
Monday, February 11, 2013
It's been a tough week. On Thursday I was working all day despite having the flu. I took the day off on Friday, which put me behind on the work I needed to get done by the end of the weekend. I taught all day on Saturday -- fortunately I was feeling good, but I didn't have the chance to exercise. Sunday I was finally feeling good and finally got to do C25k again for the first time in almost a week.
Today I made it to the gym, and weighed myself ... to find that I'd gained 2 lbs. Very disappointing! I was surprised, since I haven't been eating much at all (due to the stomach flu), but then again, I also haven't been exercising. And also, I usually weigh myself just before lunch; this weigh-in was just before dinner, which probably makes a difference. (Anyone know how much?)
Now that I'm back to my regularly scheduled good health, which includes good eating and exercising, hopefully those 2 lbs will come back off. But it's disappointing, and it's making my formerly happy downward graph look kind of sad. I'm also disappointed because I used to look at myself in the mirror and notice how thin I looked, but now I've gotten used to my new appearance -- and since I look "normal" to myself again, I start wondering if I've gained.
I know it's all mind tricks, but I need to get my head back in the game so I can brush this off and continue to do the right thing so I can continue to see results.