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!