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Mother's Day indulgence set me back

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

emoticon Well, my Mother's Day indulgence set me back at least 1 week (stupid body!) I was 2 lbs lighter last Friday.

For MOST people, a little 'measured' indulgence is actually good. But for me, I can't indulge in the sugar-type-carbs like most people. Sugar-type-carbs metabolize differently in my body and causes extreme weight gain. For instance, last March 15 I over-indulged just a little... but it took until last week to finally lose the weight I had gained. That's 6-7-WEEK RECOVERY TIME!!! For me, until I lose enough weight to reset my messed-up metabolism, I must tell myself it is NOT OKAY - for me.

TODAY I will do my best to stay away from those stupid carbs. I MUST talk to myself, tell myself "it is not worth it!" Until I lose enough weight to reset my metabolism, I must look at sugar and carbs as if they are poison to my body... because, they obviously are!

IN REVIEW: I reviewed my food choices and ate more carbs this week and allowed sugar in (last week I didn't have any sugar.)

I also reviewed my exercise and KNOW that I wasn't as exuberant/vigorous this week as I had been last week. Also, to save time and get to painting, I didn't do as much strength training as I did last week so I plan to do my best to fit in my weight training. (TONIGHT, during Am. Idol is the perfect time to get out my dumbbells!)

A few of you asked a while back... I have seven paintings in the works:
3 different hummingbirds
1 California Gnatcatcher
1 Raven (a 'themed' painting posing the raven w/ Rook cards)
1 Woodpecker (another 'themed' painting difficult to describe)
1 artichoke, simple, classic composition

My most important deadline of the year is approaching (the International Realism Exhibition in Santa Fe) and I need to finish at least one detailed painting before May 27th so you won't see me much until June. I'll post so you know I'm still with you & I'll participate in challenges but won't be able to 'chat' or engage (boo hoo)... but I am DETERMINED to lose this weight so I WILL do the work.

Now... Back to my easel...
emoticon Have a GREAT week, Everybody... emoticon stay strong!

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  • MTULLY
    Carbs are my issue, too, so I feel your pain. You have got a plan and a positive attitude so I know you can do this! I hope you will post pictures of your paintings - I am sure they will be stunning!
    3643 days ago
  • JFROGDIVA
    Camille ~ Thanks for sharing about your struggle!!!! It is nice to know that you are not alone in this struggle!!!! You are so encouraging to me!!!! THANKS!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

    PS ~ can't wait to see your new paintings!!!!
    3646 days ago
  • FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Camille, it is difficult not to be discouraged when you work so hard to attain so little loss some weeks and falter only slightly to see a gain that can take so long to lose and I hear you and I feel your pain because I share some of the same health issues that make our journey so arduous. You are not alone sweetie. Here in sparkland you are surrounded by likeminded and frustrated sparkers who are here to embrace your frustration and walk beside you cheering you on and willing to listen to you vent when you want to as well. I imagine on those days the passion really shows in your paintings my friend! I showed a minuscule loss yesterday after putting in hours and hours on my bike and walking and HIIT and PLYO and strength training, doing all the challenges over and over (twice finding I did them too soon only having to do them again/more and still not being even near the top of the Saucy Sapphires) but you know what? I have hyperthyroidism and lupus and that's only two of my issues and early in the week I was up SIX pounds and at my age it wasn't TOM or water weight I am here to tell you so I feel and hear and empathize sweetie. It's not fair. I'm blaming Eve for eating that apple! Are you smiling? Hugs sweetie. Big, warm hugs and smiles for another saucy day!
    3648 days ago
  • ASKADE
    Glad to see that you're not letting a little bit of weight gain get you down in the down. You found your mistakes you're going to correct them and you're going to continue on this weight loss journey for that transformation in July. Keep it up the good Work!
    3648 days ago
  • KARRIEMASSOTTI
    I the same way with carbs. When I stick to less than 20 a day the lbs melt off. Even with all my increased cardio I only lost 1.7 this week due to indulgences. I also need to get back on track with the stupid carbs.
    3648 days ago
  • BRIGET66
    Wishing you lots of fun with your painting and just the best at getting those few lbs back you gained. I'm the same as you...gaining 2 lbs takes sometimes MONTHS to take back off. But ya know what? At least we're fighters. And at least we keep on.
    Never give up, and I won't either k?

    Let me know when those paintings are done k? I love your work and would love to see them when they're posted!!
    3648 days ago
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