Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm still around....

The weekend was rough.  Lets get that out of the way right away.  ROUGH ROUGH ROUGH!  I was alone.  I was lonely. I was feeling really rejected.  I ate.  I have put everything into my journal.  I never really TOTALLY blew it.   But I was over my calorie count each and every day. (why do I sayI didn't totally blow it!?....because I aim for 1300 calories.....that is well below what I need to maintain.......I never went ABOVE what I need to maintain!).  The worst part?   I didn't exercise.  Well, I take that back.  Friday was GREAT.  I got off work, headed out to do my errands, came home and ripped through the house, moving furniture, vacuuming floors, steam cleaning carpets, scouring tubs and toilets.  You name it.  AND I found time to ride the exercise bike for 45 minutes.  Friday was SPECTACULAR.  Saturday and Sunday are where I fell.   

Monday we went into DC for the day.  My pedometer showed that we walked 6.5 miles.  Ok....I ATE for dinner.  I splurged.  But I just put my food in (VERY honest accounting) and you know what?  I was STILL under my 'maintain' caloric goal. (when I added in a few hours of walking....calculating a strolling pace too...like I said, I was VERY honest.....in fact I could have doubled the walking time, but I didn't want to overdo). 

Yesterday, Tuesday a customer brought in a tin full of homemade candy.....uhhh yeah, I wish I could say that I didn't know how it tasted....but I don't lie.  It was scrumptious!

Sooooo  I haven't stepped onto the scales in about a week.  I did so this morning.  My weight stayed exactly the same.  I'm ok with that.  I held it steady at least during my 'bad week'.  I didn't gain!  That's the important thing from this past weekend.

So today I'm DYING to go out to eat.  Todd and I are both off at noon today.  Typically that would be cause for going out to eat.  But I know that if we go, first of all it's money out of our pocket...we are trying to save!  But secondly, where I want to go is super high in calories.  :-)   SOOOO  this morning before I left, I whipped together as soup and I have it in the crockpot this morning.  :-)  Lunch eat out temptation averted.  

SO I'm still around....haven't fallen off the face of the earth......just hanging on!

7 comments:

Maren said...

Hanging on is all we can do sometimes. I've had a slip today too, and it is what it is. Let's move on!

E. Jane said...

Glad you're still with us. Keep the faith and it will happen. Slips seem to be part of the process sometimes, and the best thing we can do it put it behind us. Good for you and your crockpot meal. I love doing that!

kristi said...

I have had a stressful week so I have been trying to eat good but dang...not much exercise!

timothy said...

ok so you're not perfect, but if i remember the definition of maintain it is to stay the same so....................you ate under calories EVERY day and you're weight was the same. which is maintaining. sounds like a good week to me! that is a success by definition as you did what you set out to. i know stress makes it hard but cut yourself some slack you're doin it one day and one pound at a time!

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

This too shall pass... I know you are going a rough time but you are stronger than you realize. No weight gain is good especially considering how stressed you are. Next week is another day & Lord willing it will get better. Hang on tight.... You can get thru...!

JC said...

Glad you are still around. Life just happens and we get so busy. Glad your hanging on.

chubbymumnomore said...

Keep hanging in there! I had a slip up last week but as long as we realise it and we get back to it things will be fantastic.