Rough weekend May 13, 2013
Friday ~ I mailed my packet of information to the insurance company. I got it into the post office before 5pm, so I am hoping it arrived in Dallas today. I should hear back in 7-10 days, but the lady I spoke to on the phone said that if they have enough information, sometimes they get an answer sooner. We shall see.
On the way home, already stressed from the work situation, I got a phone call from my doctor’s office stating that they screwed up on giving me some information about my birth control options. Looking back on it from today, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but it was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.
I ended up having a pity party and my daily calories we around 3,000-3,500 for the day, 1/3 of those calories were thanks to a pint of B&J Cherry Garcia. The bad part is that is a binge. I haven’t binged in several months, so far back, I can’t actually remember my last binge. But the good part is I binged on food I wanted, not just anything, I was only about 2,000 calories above my allowed calories (used to be 10,000 calories was a small binge), and I didn’t let it control on the following days.
Saturday, I got on the scale and saw the number I have been dreading, 190.4 But I wrote it down and moved on. I did my exercise, running 6.2 miles in 1h8m45s, a personal best. I ate pretty good, on the higher end of my calories and kinda high in sodium, but with in range. Sunday, my weight was 191.6, I am guessing from the extra sodium. Again, I got my butt to the gym. I ran 3 miles in 29m30s, did 100 pull ups (100-120 pounds of help), 25 decline sit ups, 10 captain’s chairs, 10 (each side) 10 lb side bends, 10 squats & 10 second assisted handstand x 6, and lots and lots of stretching. Again, my calories were with in range, but on the high side. This morning I saw 191.4. Doesn’t seem fair, but it is the price I am paying for that yummy ice cream (although I don’t know that it was TOTALLY worth it, I am glad I actually made myself decide on what I actually wanted and ONLY had that, not anything that was just mindless).
So, now I need a plan so that I am back on track. I have decided to “take advantage” of the binge and do a little calorie cycling. Since I had 1 really bad day, and 2 OK days, I’m going to eat really low calorie (around 1,000 or less), and really low carb (no particular number, but so far I’ve had about 20g) for today and tomorrow. I am also going to try and run 3-5 times this week, totaling 15 miles or more. Today, I will commit to 3 miles, but if I’m in my groove, I’ll do more! Wednesday, I will be back to normal, 1,500 calories. It may be a little hard, but I had easy on Friday night. Now, as we say on 3FC, choose your hard.