I thought I could eat a full meal and go exercise within 10 minutes of that. "Hey, i could squeeze in another workout today and feel good about myself!" Oh boy, did i pay the price for that! I feel so silly; I knew it was something that i shouldn't do but for some reason thought i could be the exception - oh no, those rules don't apply to superwoman here .
Let me tell you, seriously bad idea!
#1 Surprising, had no energy to even do the warmup
#2 my throat and mouth suddenly got dry
#3 (TMI-stop reading if squirmish) lost my meal too
As i said, note to self - Please don't do that again.
I am a creature of habit. I get into a groove of the way things go and i stick to it. This week is starting as a bit of an upset to this.
Had to travel to visit a relative in hospital and am trying to figure out how to get my workouts in and keep on my meal plan. Brought my workout dvds but there's no dvd player here and am having to find my way around again in a city i haven't visited in over 4 years - grocery shopping and taking the bus should be interesting! Any ideas as to how to keep going with this, dear Sparkfriends?
I want to so i guess where there's a will, there's a way
I finally practiced self-control regarding my eating!!
My husband turned 40 today and, being the not-so social butterfly that he is, requested to have a quiet day with family. We took him out to a Brazilian restaurant he loves where you have a choice of sides and the chef comes around and slices off meat for you ("You can eat as much or as little as you want" said our waitress). Everything looked so delicious with all the sauces and rice and roast potatoes etc. I was really good on monday and tuesday to kind of save up my calories but i ended up not stuffing myself. I ate the cabbage and arugula salad with top sirloin beef (which i think is one of the leanest cuts). I did have a mango drink (sugar, i know) but had no dessert so compared to the 1000 calories i could have eaten, this is definitely a victory for me!!
Here's to future successes like this.
and i tried my usual size 12 and it was loose which i expected any way. I asked for a size 10 and that was loose too so i got a size 8. Who would have thought that i could ever fit a size 8 again; i haven't worn that since the early days of college. It stills needs to be a bit more comfortable but it fit! Now i have to make sure that that little voice in my head doesn't cause me to fall off the wagon - i am still battling my "reward myself with food" demons.
Oh i am so happy! Thank you God, thank you Sparkfriends, thank you Sparkpeople for helping me to keep going.