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...
Have a GREAT week, Everybody...