Confessions of a Bad Maintainer!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
A couple weeks ago I blogged about life getting in the way of my routine. And that does happen!! And I must say that I did pretty well the first week with trying to make wise decisions about eating - even if I was eating out. I tried hard to get exercise in when I could and didn't get too bent out of shape when I couldn't get the second workout in.
But when the second week started out looking just as busy as the previous week - somehow I caved!!! Now - I have a ton of plausible excuses for what happened the second week. But, even I know they are excuses!!! You guys would NEVER buy them....well maybe you would, but only because SP members are the KINDEST people I know when discussing (someone other than their own!!) weightloss.
So - I am confessing. All of last week I did pretty well all day and then over ate reduced fat tricuits and almonds and cheese all night! I even drank Bud 55 several times during the week!! And by the weekend I was in way over my head!!! Saturday morning for breakfast I ate chocolate cake. I don't even care much for chocolate cake - but it had made it's way into my house at what was apparently my weakest moment - so there I was....eating it for breakfast. My poor husband didn't know whether to comment of keep his mouth shut and his head down!! Anyway the rest of the day I made VERY bad food choices!!
By Sunday I was completely out of control. For breakfast I ate potato chips....not the baked kind - not even the Olestra kind. The REAL greasy, absolutely TERRIBLE for you potato chips....FOR BREAKFAST!!! And the rest of the day was chips, crackers, cheese and cookies until dinner when I tried to reel myself back in with a very lean hamburger on a whole wheat bun, a great new potato recipe from SP and cauliflower. At least by last night I was starting to turn back in the right direction...except for that darn Bud 55 again!!!
ANYWAY - I am back on track now - but I felt I needed to confess - it makes me feel better if everyone knows that I have been bad. It seems I blog more often about my missteps than about my successes....but I think that is because in life - there often ARE more missteps than successes. Maybe it's because we will be more grateful if success isn't a constant....
At any rate - as penance for letting food control me instead of the other way around, I have purchased one of Coach Nicole's Cardio DVD's. I had been getting kind of bored with some of my usual exercise ideas and I am really into this 10 minutes at a time cardio thing I think there are (12) 10 minutes routines on it. The DVD should keep me from being bored AND when time is short like it has been the past 2 weeks- At least I know I can get in some cardio - even if it's only 10 minutes at a time!! I have no idea how much weight I gained during this feeding frenzy and I am never going to know either - because I am not going to weight myself on the GOOD scale for at least a week. I do not need to add insult to injury!!! At least all of my clothes still fit!!!
PS - It's a good thing I gave up being perfect a long time ago ~ I'd be a real mess right now if I hadn't!