Sunday, March 21, 2010

Going in reverse

in the good way!

This week has been a challenge..... when I stepped on the scale last Tuesday, after all the damage was done, I was up around 13 pounds. No. There is no way you can do THAT much damage in that short a time frame. But you know, I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and started again. I drank my water, ate far better and stayed within points. Got back to the gym (for just one day so far), but did other exercise as well throughout the week.

And you know something........ about 8 has come off so far. So I have another 10 days or so, and I will get the other 5 off. I'm getting back to the gym tomorrow morning (because I'm putting my happy butt to bed WAY earlier tonight). I'm continuing to eat and track, and to prepare healthy foods to take to work this week.

Sometimes when you're either stuck or gaining, one of the best things you can do is pretend that it's Week 1; to have that same level of enthusiasm, that same level of vigilance, and the same level of mindfulness. It really is starting all over again -- only knowing more now!

My other plan for this week is to really make sure my portions are in line. Not that I don't measure relentlessly. I have containers to carry things in by certain sizes (1/2 cup, 1 cup, etc.), but I don't always get to measure other things quite so well (meats, etc.). So I am taking a scale with me to work, just something to keep in the desk drawer for when I need it.

This week, let's all go forth and conquer!!!!

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