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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I get knocked down... but I get up again!

So I went to my first WW meeting tonight since Christmas (yikes!!) and I had a 2lb (completely undeserved) gain. Seriously, I have been perfectly on plan for the last 12 days and I earned 19 ap last week. I did nothing to warrent a 2lb gain... sigh.

My internal dialouge started immediately. My irrational side was telling me that I have lost as much weight as my body will allow and I should be happy where I am. It was telling me that working out so hard and tracking my food was a waste of time. Then my irrational side convinced me to eat an entire bag of baked chips (12 points!!!!). As I was finising the crumbs at the bottom of the bag my rational side finally chimed in!

I know that my hard work will show up on the scale eventually. I know that the number on the scale can be affected by all sorts of things. I know that exercise and eating well benefits me in more ways that just weight loss. I know that I will not be 212lbs forever.. I will reach my goal this year!

So I counted the chips as flex points, dragged myself off the couch and popped in my Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD. Yowwwzzaaa what a workout. It is only 20 minutes (not including the warmup) but I was sweating like crazy and 3 hours later I am beginning to feel it in my quads and that familiar tightening of the ribs from all the ab work. I think I will be in pain tomorrow. She promises some amazing results if you follow this program for 30 days - I think I will give it my best shot.

I have been all over the place with my exercise this week. For me it is all about variety - I get bored easily (which is why commiting to the gym was a big step). This week I earned my AP in the form of Dancing, Wii Fit, an aerobics class, treadmill program, stationary bike, univeral weights, yoga class and the crazy Jillian DVD. Tomorrow, after work, I am going to try a step class at the gym. I love love love the step program on my Wii fit so I hope I will like the class as much (of course I will let you all know!)

Technically I was still OP today as I used some of the flex points and AP that I had not touched all week to have my mini-binge on the baked chips. Here was my menu:

Mango smoothie (7)
yogurt (1)
fibre one bar (2)
orange (1)
snap peas and cauliflower (1)
baked old dutch dill picke chips (12)
turkey burgers (4)
buns and condiments (5)
yogurt (1)

So 12 days OP and a promise that better choices will be made tomorrow!


Lisa said...

honey, if this was your first weigh in since the holidays and you are only showing a 2lb gain i think that is FABULOUS!!! Who knows how much you actually gained during the holidays??!!

i love the 30 day shred. love it, and hate it lol..but thanks to you i'm doing it today!!


blendergrl said...

I wieghed in at home last week and had a 2 pound gain from that number. I think maybe my vacation indulgences just took a while to affect me :(

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Hon you look amazing, you're doing wonderfully, you're one of my inspirations to keep on going! I gained and lost the same four pounds for TWO MONTHS!

You should be proud of how far you've come. Hold that pretty head up high, you're doing great!

Tracy said...

Undeserved gains always stink. You have been so awesome and on plan for 13 days I wouldn't let this bother you at all. Like Lisa said, you hadn't weighted since the holidays so you probably undid a lot of damage. Good for you for sticking with it and moving on.

SeaShore said...

Unexplained gains suck. But they do go away. You are working so hard that it will show up on the scale. I do understand that feeling of thinking that you won't lose anymore. Just have to keep the faith in those times that the scale is being irrational, and focus on the NSVs!