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Gained a pound this week.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Had a rough week last week. My mid-week weight check revealed I had gained 2 lbs. Yikes! Of course, I immediately reviewed my nutrition and fitness journal. That's when I realized I had not exercised (due to the upper respiratory crud)....and then I had a pity party and Sonic Burger was invited, along with her friends Tater Tots and Chocolate Milkshake. When I looked at the calorie count, it was 1600! For one meal!! Holy Cow! That cost me a bundle!!

So, I kicked it into high gear. Starved myself....well, actually, I ate within my calorie range, being careful to eliminate excess carbs. And I stepped up the fitness. I really pushed myself...and I was feeling good about it too!

So....this morning, my official weight was a pound gained. Sure....I was disappointed because I had really hoped I would have lost those 2 lbs. But the reality is, it's tough to lose 2 lbs in just 3 days! But, on the positive, I actually LOST one of those pesky pounds in 3 days....and I'm kinda proud of that!

Again....looking at my nutrition tracker, I had a couple of glasses of wine over the weekend. And last night I treated myself to a whole baked potato, instead of the half I usually do. So it all makes sense. I let my guard down....relaxed a bit....fudged the numbers a bit. And who did it hurt? We all know the answer to that.

Years ago...even a few weeks ago, I would have thrown in the towel. I really do have an "all or nothing" mentality. But I didn't this time. I assessed the situation, figured out where I went wrong and took steps to try and correct it. Yay!

So, to sum up, I will NOT be discouraged by this! So what if I had a little slip up? I just need to tighten up my resolve a couple of notches and stay FOCUSED!! I will NOT let the FLAME go out! I WILL keep Sparking!! and I WILL see better results next week!!

Here's hoping you keep the Spark going too!
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  • DOODIE59
    ... a pity party with Sonic Burger and her friends Tater Tot and Chocolate Milkshake. There's nothing wrong with your sense of humour!

    None of us are perfect; we're just trying to improve our circumstances. Once you get a routine going, it's easier to stick to your plan, but if you're within calorie range five days out of seven you'll lose weight. It comes off in fits and starts, but it will come off. And in the meantime you're getting healthier. Better nutrition and more exercise -- it's all good. Just hang in there. One day your routine will be a permanent part of your healthy lifestyle-- and you won't even have to think about it!
    3536 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    You did all the right things after taking one step backwards you went two steps forward. Great job. We all slip up now and than, but how we handle this will be the difference between succeeding and not. You have the attitude, the tools, the know how and the will to succeed..........SO.......YOU WILL! Have a great day....keep healthy and smile. emoticon
    3537 days ago
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