Monday, June 8, 2009

Not So Good

My experience with the scale right now was not so good. I am up THREE pounds. You would think that I completley stuffed myself all weekend, but thats not even the case. Saturday the plans changed and we ended up going to a different restaurant for dinner and I enjoyed some healthy salmon instead of all the meat that I thought I was going to be eating. I had the salmon and some vegetables, and one glass of wine and it was wonderful. I felt good about staying on track and continued my healthy behaviors yesterday too at my cousins birthday party. I skipped on all the snacks that were sitting there in front of me, skipped on the alcohol, and filled my dinner plate up with fresh pineapple, salad, and since the choices were hot dogs and brats, I had a hot dog without the bun. I was feeling really good about that.

Then came the cake. It was not my birthday party, but my aunt made me a birthday cake since my birthday is on Thursday. I was so shocked and it was a very nice gesture. However, then I felt that I had to eat a piece since she went to all that trouble. I had a small slice and it wasnt even that great. For me, I dont mind indulging in things that I truly enjoy. For me, this cake was not something that was worth it. Now I am paying the price on the scale (and sorry for the TMI - in the bathroom as well). All day I have been bloated, sick to my stomach, and I feel as if I could fart myself into outerspace. It is such a horrible feeling to have and I hate to look at the scale and know that despite my best efforts, it wasnt good enough. Its hard as well knowing I am still going out to eat two more times this week and I know by Friday, I will probably not even want to face the scale.

I will have to just do my best and even if things still arent great on the scale, I know they could be worse if I was really letting myself go overboard. I know when this is all said and done, the scale will be back down.

9 comments:

MB said...

I'm sure it is the salt in the hot dog making the scale jump but it will come back down in no time.

Don't you hate getting guilted in to eating something you don't even want? I wonder what your aunt would have said if you didn't eat that cake?

Chubby Chick said...

I bet the gain is totally due to sodium. I'd just drink as much water as possible this week... and not worry about the other two times you'll be eating out. We all have weeks like this where life gets in the way of our plans. We just need to get through these times and give it our best effort when we ARE able to stay perfectly on plan. It all balances out in the end. So don't worry. That sodium will get flushed out of your system... you won't have to deal with any of this next week... and the number on the scale WILL go down!

And... I hope you have a fabulous birthday! :)

Susie said...

Hi Heather- ya SUPERSTAR! So, in the 6 mos that I took off, I see you didn't gain a thing back and are even going down down down...You've got great habits going on. Well done.

sybilizedliving.wordpress.com said...

Have a great birthday, Heather!

As you know, I so relate with the scale business. I'm voting that it's just sodium bloat. And sometimes, for whatever reason, I think wine causes a temporary scale increase with me.

Enjoy your week.

Cammy said...

Yep, nothing to do but deal with it. Don't you hate when that happens?

Liska said...

Your new profile picture totally threw me - is that you? When did it change? It just went "boo" to me and took me out of my laptop dreamworld..... hee hee
x

Trisaratops said...

That is so frustrating - but I know it is a scale fluke - you did SO well over the weekend - bravo!

metro15 said...

How annoying! I have realized that if I so much as set foot in a restaurant, regardless of what I order, I will go up a few pounds. Must be the amount of sodium they use. Anyway, at least you know this is just a temporary increase and all will be right in the world again soon. :)

Achieving the Real Me said...

Hey, I am a little late with the congratulations ... but CONGRATS on the engagement. I am so excited for you!

As for your last post, I think you offered yourself the best advice -- "Just do my best ... when all is said and done, the scale will go back down." It is this kind of attitude that makes you a winner! Keep it up!