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!