[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
I got up this morning and got on the scales - stupid, I know - and I'd put on A LOT of weight. So, of course, I feel into a big funk thinking I'd ruined everything. Then I had stupid thoughts: I'd spend today eating nothing and exercise myself into oblivion. That is so not the way to do things.
When I'd settled down, I talked some sense into myself. Realistically, I'd only gone over my usual calories by about 1,000 or so. Okay maybe 1,500. There is no way that would add a hefty 3 kgs onto my weight. I mean, if went to the gym and did 1,000 calories worth of exercise, I wouldn't suddenly lose 3 kgs.
I think a lot of the gain is water retention. I ate way more carbos than normal yesterday (not that I do the low carb thing at all) and carbs hold water. Plus salty food.
Then I worked out my calender. Woohoo, I'm surely in the PMT zone. I've never been happier about an approaching period. Well maybe a few times when I was young and foolish and careless.
I can recover from this. Often when I think about making this being for life, I see it as being HEALTHY every single day forever, but then I realised I could look at it the other way around. Not that I can be piggy for the rest of my life, but that one day of stupid eating is not so dramatic in the broader scheme of things. It's a delay not a derailment.
You are correct about salty foods and carbs, i'm always heavier the next day if I have eaten these things. I'm sure you'll see a difference tomorrow. Like you said one day of bad eating can't make you put on 3kg, I bet what you ate didn't even weigh that much. Well maybe !!! LOL. Just kidding.
Glad you sorted through that 3 kilo gain and worked out all the reasons. I don't think it was stupid to go on the scales this morning.You knew you had "stuffed" up a bit yesterday and if you hadn't gone on and saw the dreaded number you may not have reigned yourself in and had a good day today to make up. The scales can be our enemy but they can also be a good friend and help us a long.
1 day isn't even a derailment babe - life is like that sometimes in fact you just boosted your metabolism by having that binge - now make good use of the spike :p
One day of overeating won't undo all your hard work darl. Do what you know works, pull the reigns in and you'll be fine.
Hi there...pleased to see you didn't let the scales get you down...I think sometimes I tend to let my emotions run away full steam after a scale reading instead of taking it in my stride and thinking about what's been happening or will be happening...good on you for a positive attitude. have a great week.lb.
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats