Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Uptick

I thought I'd include the graph this time to put this week's slight gain in context. I was away at a conference Saturday and Sunday, and those of you who have done conferences know what it's like: Not much control over your food, and eating as a bright spot in what can be a long day of sitting and listening. The real problem was, though, that I let myself stop tracking for the weekend, and didn't pick back up yesterday. I really like the meeting I'm attending now, and it helped me to renew my resolve. I was so close to my 5 pound star last week, and I want to get it next week. We're supposed to think of one habit that we want to develop. Mine this week will be planning. I have much better success when I know what I'm going to eat and have that food available. I took the time to pack my lunch before the meeting for that reason -- after a meeting, I'm often so hungry that I am tempted to go out for lunch. It was easier to resist that urge when I already had an avocado, cheese, lettuce, and tomato sandwich with me, plus fruit and a tiny piece of dark chocolate.

I understand why people get so superstitious about their weigh-ins, though. The receptionists often seem really upset for you when you gain. Seriously, though, this is a big-picture thing. I know that I am going to have some ups as well as downs. I have had some of the biggest losses the week after a bad weigh-in, which makes me suspect that the "gain" may have been water retention, slightly heavier clothes, or one of the other million things that could make a 2-pound difference on a particular day. This week, though, I know that it was flying + too much sugary junk at the conference + too much time sitting on my butt. All easy things to remedy for next week. I am going to at least get that 5-pound star, and maybe even drop into the 160s if I do a really good job of tracking, counting, and working out.

At least I don't have to weigh in wearing a sports bra and bike shorts in front of millions of TV viewers, though. Bring on tonight's "The Biggest Loser!"

1 comment:

  1. I just started dieting (counting points on my own) in early Sept, and boy, is this dieting business a drag. It's 3:45PM, I'm at my office desk, got my Chick-Fil-A Chargrilled Fruit Salad sitting here to take home for supper, but I'm hungry NOW. Ok, I'll watch Biggest Loser tonight but they push them so hard physically, it's hard for me to watch. I'll try again though.

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