Bad Weigh-in, but Not Letting it Get Me Down...and random babble

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hello again, everyone!

Today has been a pretty good day, despite my horrific weigh-in this morning. 299.2. When I started trying to lose weight again on 1/1/13, I weighed 298.4. Part of me is frustrated, as I know I'm eating less than I typically would. In the past, I usually drop the first five pounds pretty quickly and easily. This time around, I lost four pounds, and then it started creeping back up again, even though I was still eating better than I used to. However, I have to admit that there are things I'm not doing that I know I should, and there are things I'm doing that I know I shouldn't.

I'm not using today's weigh-in as an excuse to binge or a reason to throw in the towel. I've decided to quit cutting corners and to start incorporating more changes to help my body to start to turn this corner (more water & exercise, less junk food).

One specific goal of mine is to spend more calories on real food and fewer calories on junk food. I have been playing this game of trying to conserve as many calories as possible so that I could still eat my favorite snacks and sweets. I still plan to have snacks and sweets, but I will reduce how much and how often. I am thinking if I spend more calories on real food, I will be hungry less often, less likely to eat over my calorie range as the evening wears on because I just can't get satisfied, etc. I also want to slowly increase my water intake. I'm finally back to drinking 16 ounces a day (had been drinking ZERO!), but I know that's not enough. I realize my body will work better, and I will feel less hungry, if I drink more water. And, of course, I realize I have got to increase the amount of exercise I do.

On another note, work went fine today. We still have a lot of students gone. I am feeling really worn down. I think my immune system is holding up fairly well, given the circumstances. I missed one day last week. A lot of students have missed 3, 4, 5 days! I don't know if my fatigue is attributable to lack of sleep, as I've had trouble sleeping for awhile now, or if maybe I'm fighting off illness and it's wearing me out. I don't feel too bad, besides headache, sore throat, and fatigue. A lot of the people who are sick have a horrible cough, body aches, etc.

I did NOT do Zumba tonight. It was the first night I could have in awhile...I tend to have a lot of meetings after school. I will admit it. I wimped out. I was tired and just wanted to come home and rest. Waah, waaah, I know. emoticon

Hubby had today off. When he saw how tired I looked he jumped into action, making me supper...ham, mixed vegetables (corn, peas, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans), and tator tots, of all things! LOL

I called the vet to check on our kitty who's getting fixed. I'm such a worry wart! The receptionist said everything went fine and he was doing well. My husband has tomorrow off, too, and will pick him up while I'm at work. I can't wait to see the little critter when I get home from work!

Well, that's about it. Hope you all had a good day. I hope the scale is moving in the RIGHT direction for you. :-)

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  • BOVEY63
    I am certain the scale will start moving down. It is so darn frustrating though. Good that you are not letting it derail you!
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    That was very sweet of your hubby to cook for you!
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    Tomorrow is a new day and can be a new start.
    3072 days ago
    Sometimes the scales do not move--we just emoticon . Hubby did a good thing, if there were no tater tots in the house, he would not have cooked them. emoticon Glad the kitty is ok. emoticon
    3072 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 7:48:42 PM
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