Monday, August 4, 2008

Blech

thats all I can say about todays weighin..blech. I really wanted to return from this trip with a maintain or loss, but nope...instead I returned with a 1.2 gain!

But I know its due to lack of exercise (for the last few weeks actually), and a few indulgences here and there during the trip. I know just like last week, a few days back on track and I will be down again. TOM is about a week away too so Im sure thats not helping things.

I will be glad when my weekends are free again and I can focus on eating healthy and exercise. For about the past month I have been busy every weekend and it seems like it will never end. Sure Ive been doing a lot of fun things, but theres always food involved or Im taken away from my exercise routine, and it really messes things up. Tomorrow I have to go to my grandmas birthday party.This weekend I have a wedding and a bridal shower to attend. See what I mean? It never ends!

I just do the best I can and while Im not pleased about the scale, I also know that I do have things under control and that sometimes you cant help things like this. Sure I could make better choices at times, but I also know that life is full of events with food and it will always be something. I just have to learn to deal with them the best that I can and know that its the end of the world if I show a gain afterwards. Its to be expected. Sometimes I really am just too hard on myself!

17 comments:

Cammy said...

Sorry about the gain.

I was thinking about this last week. We *do* have options. We could pass up the parties, the showers, the weddings, the celebrations and sit at home by ourselves and be...thinner, but unhappy. Not much of a life. I'm glad you're choosing to celebrate life and all it has to offer. A pound or two won't make a difference in the greater scheme of things.

Crystal said...

Try not to be too hard on yourself. Once things settle down again you'll get back into your routine and things will even out. Have lots of fun and enjoy these memorable moments and try not to let the food worries creep in.

Merry Mary said...

Im with Cammy on this one. Sorry about the gain, but Im not really sorry about why you gained. It would be such a sad life if you never went to parties or weddings or whatever. So go out and have fun and don't be so hard on yourself!

Ceres said...

Ha ha, it looks like you yourself added every comment that I would make :-) 1.2lb gain is next to nothing, I obtain that after a single meal that's just a tad saltier! You know you'll get back on track very fast. I think it's amazing that gained just that; I am dreading the reading of the scales when I come back after 3 whole weeks in Greece! But that's life, and there's no other option than living it. We should be grateful that we have places to go, people to see, and ways to get us there :-)

sybil said...

ditto everyone above!

Thanks for your comment on my last post. Here's hoping we both find time to add back at least a little bit of our other passions into our life.

Sounds like you're having a great social summer and that is so important to enjoyment of life.

Maybe you can find a way to add little bursts of exercise - like 5 minutes of jumping rope a couple times a day? Or a desk break to do some yoga poses?

MizFit said...

suzi sunshine here. I know. BUT you can so PEE OUT 1.2

hang in there and be LOVING TO YOU!

MizFit

Shanna said...

Oh please, girly {wink}
You are so awesome & you totally know it. You have come so far. I'm glad you have been having a great time & even indulging a bit... it would be sad if you didn't. 1.2 pounds is NOTHING! It'll be gone before you even know it! Remember where you were a year ago... 1.2 pounds isn't worth the worry! =)

Felicia said...

I think you are doing wonderfully!! 1.2 could be anything, water, salt you name it. You are doing GREAT!! Life is about living not suffering. You are doing that and that's what is most important!!

Keep up the great work and enjoy all the parties coming up!! LIVE!!!

*huggles*
=0)

Once Upon A Dieter said...

To be honest, in the maintenance phase, 1.2 is nothing. The body makes normal bounces up and down. It's only if you have weekly steady going up and up that you should worry. But you won't be a particular number every week. Not gonna happen. The body is too active and odd. :D

Don't feel blechy.

The P

Thinking Thin said...

Have to agree with the others. In the grand scheme of things a pound or two doesn't matter. You can't stop living and your body does fluctuate, so don't worry about it!

Lyn said...

A pound is nothing! You will have it gone in no time. You did great IMO. Just keep plugging along :)

Scale Junkie said...

You're learning and adapting, its what life is all about. I think you're doing fabulous!

MB said...

Yes, you are way too hard on yourself. I think you should give yourself a 5 pound range to stay within so you don't feel so frustrated with the 1-2 pound fluctuations.

You are right, there will always be parties and weddings and other events but those are things to look forward to not dread. Enjoy your busy life and just make the best choices you can. You've accomplished so much and should be very proud.

Tony said...

I agree with mb, 1.2 pounds could just be in water retention.

Lora said...

There will always be situations where food is present (all cultures seem to equate food with celebrating!) So just enjoy. Taste a little and talk a lot!

Michelle said...

The good thing is you know where the gain came from and are motivated to make the changes you want to make. Keep it up!!

Trisaratops said...

Hello friend! I haven't been around in a while. So let me say your new hair and blog layout are sooo cute and congratulations on meeting your first goal. That is so inspiring! I'm losing my way a little bit, but I'm clawing my way out of it. I know what you mean about summer tearing away at your focus. It is so easy to get super busy and not have time to do the important things, but I agree that social activity is just as important. I know your 1.2 will be gone before you know it!