Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I have a gross confession to make....I didn't realize it at first but when I weighed myself the other day I was quite constipated....and when I got on the scale and said "Sh*t" -- it really was. Yesterday I righted that problem and today re-weighed myself to find that (despite really BAD choices the past two days) I was the same weight as I'd been the week before. And Had I not freaked out and eaten the house in discouragement these past two days I might have actually LOST some weight.
So today I'm back on track having discovered that making good choices just plain feels BETTER than screwing up. Even without any corresponding rewards from the scale....being good is its own reward.
So I'm back to it. And I've decided today to attempt to challenge my sedentary lifestyle and insert ten minute "bursts" of activity. Maybe I will go up and down the stairs a few times Or maybe I will walk the length of my driveway a few times. Or maybe do an extra ten minutes on my bike....or the treadmill. I have lots of options. Just need to DO them.
I hate to go into this surgery in two weeks being as weak as a baby....which I currently am... I also hate to have to break up my streak of exercise with some weeks of recovery. This time I can't even do the upper body exercises I used to do because my shoulders are shot as are my elbows and wrists. But I will at least do my PT exercises several times a day. I can at least do that much. And I will ask my PT to design a workout for me to do. One that I can maintain. One that will not harm my new hip
And always I can monitor what I put into my mouth. It is not necessary to eat poorly....although I will probably be at the mercy of whatever is provided for me at first,...until I am able to once again, prepare my own meals
So the lesson here is: if the scale says something completely irrational then DON"T BELIEVE it ---because there is a very good chance that it is a misleading weight and you should keep on keeping on because the day will come when you receive your reward for your hard labor and right choices.