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Like a rollercoaster

Friday, January 30, 2015

Was doing well earlier this week and crashed today. I woke up hurting, came to work hurting and just said "screw it" and indulged at lunch. I know one bad meal does not break you but did I have to do it the day before weigh in? Oh well, tonight I'll have soup or something else light for dinner to balance it out.

I seem to be bouncing around the same few pounds. I lose a few, I gain a few. I've weighed less in the past few years, so I know I can get there. I've been letting myself have a few too many extras and going over my calories by a little bit. And we all know a little bit adds up. I also think I need to up my exercise some more. I don't think I can increase my intensity walking right now with my back, so I need to become better friends with my recumbent bike.

I've been promising myself a massage once I get to a BMI less than 30. Today I'm switching it to a massage if I meet my goal for the 5% Winter Challenge. And I really want that massage!
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  • ANNIESADVENTURE
    Aw, we all have days like that. Mine was yesterday, too. Hungry, not satisfied. I stayed within calorie range but i was up one pound from what I weighed yesterday. Still had a loss for the week.
    It's hard to stay the course when you are hurting or tired. I have to ask myself this: Will indulging make me feel better or worse? While we need to be able to flex, eating willy-nilly always makes me feel yucky, followed by disappointment. Is that worth it?
    Good comeback with the soup for dinner. emoticon

    I need to find ways to add more exercise, too, with limitations a little like yours. That's going to be a personal goal for this next week. One of our team leaders said that if she's doing 30 minutes, she goes for 31 the next time.
    1418 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2015 9:38:13 AM
  • MELMEL411
    That's a way to reignite your motivation: reach for your prize, the massage.

    Everyone has those days, so don't beat yourself up. See it as a minor setback. Two steps forward, one step back. You're still making progress in the direction you want to go.

    When I have days like this, and I hope it helps someone, I think of a couple phrases I've seen before: "You can't out-train a bad diet" and "Health tip: Practice this exercise - Turn your head to face your left shoulder. Now, toward your right. Repeat this whenever someone offers you food that is unhealthy." These help me make more conscious decisions. How will I feel if I (eat this, don't work out, etc...)?

    Rest your back because the last thing you need is an injury. Ride the bike or swim if that makes you happy. Slow and steady win the race!

    Take care, and have a great weekend!
    1418 days ago
  • GINGKO711
    Also...have you considered yoga? It's rather low impact. When I was easing back into exercise with an injured/recovering shoulder, yoga was set at a perfect pace for me to decide what moves I could and couldn't do. 'Good for preventing future injury, too.
    1418 days ago
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