|One step back. Now, two steps forward!
||[Feb. 15th, 2008|07:58 am]
Good Health and Fitness Success
So, I gained weight this week--for the first time since starting this particular journey six weeks ago. I expected to gain, because I actually made a conscious decision to make bad choices. It felt good at the time, but now it just feels crappy.
And I wish I could blame it on Valentine's Day, because it's fun to blame it on a food holiday. But it had precious little to do with chocolate, and more to do with getting over a head cold.
It started off a week ago yesterday, when I was just starving ALL THE TIME. I was getting over a head cold and hadn't worked out all week, and then I just had this craving for carbs so went out for a pancake dinner. Still, I lost 1/2 pound because I'd been on plan all week. But then, it was like a switch had been tripped in my head. Friday we went out for salad at Sweet Tomatoes, and I was really good with the salad bar. Didn't have soup, didn't have pasta--but I did have the lava cake. Bad choice. Put me under quite a bit. Then on Saturday we tried a new Indian restaurant. The food was amazing. Too amazing. That was the rest of my weekly points, and I was even over for the week. By the second day. And instead of tightening my belt and plunging ahead, I took it as an opportunity to take the week off and go back to my normal eating ways. My husband, while not to blame for this, did not discourage me. He didn't try to keep me on track, as he might have in the past. As a matter of fact, he seemed really kind of happy that we were going back to our old eat out every night and eat whatever we want ways.
But I'm trying not to place blame on other people. I could have ordered healthy things. I could have controlled myself. But in a way I guess I wanted to take a week off, and I knew it wouldn't end well. And it didn't. Two and a half pounds up.
It's okay. I know it's okay. Sometimes we need to take a step back to take two steps forward. It just feels better when you're at the two steps forward than when you're at the one step back. I started running again on Tuesday, ran again on Thursday and tomorrow I meet my friends to run--and I'm doing five miles. It will be good. I'm tracking my weight today and I will also start tracking my points again today, as well. It's all going to be fine. I'm just bummed because I made a bad choice, and now I'm feeling cruddy about it.
Okay. That's my wallowing in remorse for the day (thanks for indulging me). Now, looking ahead. Running. Eating right. Two steps forward.