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WEEK FOUR: Let Them Eat Cake?

Friday, March 13, 2015

I just did my Friday weigh-in and I'm up 2 lbs. I admit I'm feeling a little discouraged, and upset by my poor choices. I'm also fighting off something. My throat is scratchy and I've had bad headaches and my head has felt heavy and dizzy sometimes. Shannan's dealing with the same symptoms. I wonder if some it is due to the sudden change in weather.

I baked a gluten-free lemon cake this week. It's rare for me nowadays to bake, and I also don't keep sugary snacks like Little Debbies or donuts in the house (I'm not generally tempted by them anyways). But this freshly baked cake was a huge temptation, and I kept going back for piece after piece. By the end of the night, my husband and I each had 1/2 a cake. The next day he wanted to bake another one, and the same thing happened again. In my sugary stupor, I wondered what the heck happened to all that cake. My tummy was in an uproar. I went for a walk on the 2nd day, but had to quit after 15 minutes due to tummy troubles.

I didn't track that much this week, and we also ate fast food a couple times. I felt lethargic most of the time. I told Shannan yesterday that I could tell a huge difference in how I felt this week compared the the first three weeks of my reboot. I was doing an awesome job at eating balanced meals with lots of fruits and veggies. This week I ate way too much salt, fat, and of course, SUGAR.

The good things that happened this week:
Lots of walking and sunshine as temperatures rise
Seeing the signs of spring and feeling "hiking fever"
Enjoying an overnight stay with hubby in a Jacuzzi Suite

Looking ahead, I know this coming week will be different. Hubby and I are starting a meal prep plan which will help both of us make better choices. I'll be preparing all our weekday meals in one day. I'm stocking up on healthy snacks and breakfast items. I'll share more about the meal prep in a few day hopefully!
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    You did great: you thought through all your challenges and identified the problem, AND you have a goal in place to move forward. That's the key...moving forward and dealing with those challenges. Helps to have your hubby on the same page with you, too! emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • no profile photo COMPCHIC52
    You got this. when your system gets back to normal after the sugar rush you will go back down 2 lbs. Binging we all been there don't fret just keep going forward. emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • ALTRIA_FATE
    Sugar hangovers are the worst! We've all been there. I agree with Gal that it's a good idea to think about how eating that much cake had an affect on you physically. That (in part) helped me to drop soda.
    1778 days ago
  • ERIN_POSCH
    sugar hangovers are horrible.... i had one over the holidays and won't do it again for quite some time.

    you can do this. you learn, you grow and you move forward =)
    1779 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    We all have those days. When I blow my diet out of the water, I remind myself that I'm in for the long haul. Over the course of the next several years, a day when I ate twice as much as I should have won't make much of a blip.

    It sounds like you've recognized the mistake and ready to move on. So pat yourself on the back, lace up those boots, and get back to kickin' ass.
    1779 days ago
  • GAL7288
    Don't regret eating the cake, we all have done it. I think it is important that you understood how it made you feel, physically not mentally. Even though we don't think about how sugar affects us, once you start eating healthy you do notice things like that. I am glad that your husband is on board with you and that you are already making plans to eat better together.
    1779 days ago
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