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Blah Splat!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My blog entry title is how I feel today! I got up, got a coffee, saw the couch and blah splat! Then I thought I'd best work out a bit more about SP and I blah splat on the chair in front of the computer. After a bit of a play in SP I thought that's it, I'm going to do 2kms on that treadmill and I went into the bedroom and sat on the bed to put my socks on and blah splat - I thought a quick lie down while I'm here won't hurt! LOL

After about 10 mins I forced myself up - turned the kettle on to make a dandelion tea and thought I'd best blog now and blah splat! In front of the computer again.

Unless something miraculously changes in the hemisphere, it is not going to be my day to shine today! Good thing I have no major commitments. The fact that we are in overcast weather with possible rain until mid week (I need my steamy hot sunshine!) and the fact that I gained 0.7kg overnight does not help matters. Even the dogs are blah splatting and not moving in any hurry!

So with the weight gain my immediate problem and my weight loss track record bubble bursting, I crawled all over and analysed my SP stats which really I don't have much of a clue about anyway LOL. What I didn't realise was that I failed my exercise for the week - there were actually 4 days in a row that I did no exercise - did I forget to log?? I don't recall. I knew there were some days, but 4 of them?? Oh dear. It felt like I have been so busy doing all the right things - eating, exercising, staying positive, blogging, encouraging others..... etc. etc.

So re-focus time - I need to get back to being really good at a few things and doing the best I can at the rest - I can't do everything perfectly.

So my exercise area needs improving and my goal of 30 mins a day / 5 days a week needs to be achieved........starting tomorrow! haha

Secondly I need to improve my area of nutrition - I'm struggling a bit to meet the recommended guidelines in my protein and fat sections. Last night I had to add egg, salmon and cottage cheese to dinner to meet the requirements which then pushed me over my calorie count slightly. And I didn't even want to eat them, but I wanted to ensure I was meeting the minimum dietary requirements, so it was a catch 22 situation. I'm really learning a lot by looking at each food item and seeing how much protein and fat components the food holds - I am gaining some very interesting knowledge throughout this process. Last night I even added a tbsp of butter to my vegetables so I could meet my fat requirement - all the while I'm thinking 'how can this be a healthy move!?'.

So this morning I've done a bit of playing around in the food chart and I've found the solution to that problem - avocado's and nuts! A great source of good fat!

So with all that said, I am now like a child, wide eyed and wondering what I could possibly come to learn next about this amazing area of nutrition and fitness.....

I have re-set my tracker so that it recognises the weight gain and now I need to fight back and regain my weight loss because there is no way in this world I am going back to that person I was when I started - I've come too far for that now.

I'm not sure what the rest of my day will bring - more blah splats I imagine!

Have a great day everyone and if you feel like I do today then don't be too hard on yourself - there's always tomorrow, the day after, and the lifetime ahead to continue to get things right so long as you continue to move in a forward direction and make learning one of your daily goals to achieve - that's all that matters in the long run!

PS I've just read the SP article 'stop dieting and start living!' This pretty much sums it up for me, I'm definitely still in diet mode and not lifestyle mode yet, but I'm learning.

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    Ditto for me today as well. Slept most of the day and still feel like I haven't had enough... But a new mini challenge sounds like a good idea to help with refocus. Also, the music, not a bad idea. On days when I don't feel like I'm sleep walking, I turn the music up to get me energized to clean the house. I don't dance (for many reasons), but a good beat while sitting on the couch or in front of the computer does eventually get me up.

    btw, don't obsess too much about reaching your totals every day. Every person is different.
    Also, an overnight .7kg can simply be water. Try to stick to weekly weigh-ins. Or if you must weigh every day, then at least, don't compare to yesterday, but rather 7 days ago.

    Articles that I found to help my obsession:

    Take the Stress Out of Weighing In

    6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid
    1695 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2013 1:13:15 PM
    1695 days ago
    Blah Splat lol. Maybe you need to set yourself a new mini-challenge. You really excelled at the GM program, what is your next move. You are doing great, but you are human and most of us have blah splat days.. emoticon
    1695 days ago
  • KAB7801
    We all have those days "blah splat". You need to have a kick in the butt to get jump started. emoticon
    Thanks for my Goode and I'm just starting to enjoy tea
    1695 days ago
    You are too funny - blah splat!!! I know the feeling!

    However - crank up your favorite music and start dancing! You'll get some exercise (and yes, you can track it on SP) and you'll feel better! Dancing with my iPod is my go-to rainy day (or very hot humid day) exercise, when I don't go out for a walk or swim or whatever. Just dance as if no one is watching - shake that bootie, try a hula, do a twist, jump up and wave your arms, pretend you're in a musical or a Bollywood extravaganza - whatever it takes to get you up and moving!

    Trust me, it's a fun way to get those calories burned up!
    1695 days ago
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