Bah… humbug.

I’m not sure what happened today; I got on the scale and my eyeballs just about popped out of my head.  87.8.  WTF?  I haven’t seen that number in about 2 months.  So, I did a little backtracking.  I burned 550 at the gym plus another 150 at karate for 2 hours (working with the little’uns, rather than on advanced/senior belt stuff).  I did a little gardening.  I tracked what I ate reasonably well and slipped a little with the cranberry orange load batter (which probably amounted to a whole slice when baked).  We’ll see what happens tomorrow since I’m tracking absolutely everything today.  Even the white chocolate brownie batter I need to get done.

I’m kind of worried about Christmas, as many dieters are.  Will I be able to keep myself from nibbling?  What about piling the food on my plate for Christmas dinner?  Can I keep myself from eating so much dessert I’ll sleep for the rest of the afternoon (I did last year).  I think I’ll stick with the protein at the table, rather than the carbs (potatoes, bread rolls).  I don’t drink, so booze is not a problem.  For the people who have lost weight, how do you deal with Christmas dinner?

Gym work today was pretty heavy: I increased all of my weights in my supersets, except for the chest exercises.  I do three sets of 15 reps, one right after the other, with 2 exercises: 15x shoulder press (15 pounds) and 15x anterior deltoid flys (18 pounds) (do that 3 times), then 15x vertical row (60 pounds) and 15x close-grip pulldowns (55 pounds), then 15x chest flys on the pec deck (level 3, then 2x level 2) and 15x chest press (12kg, then 2x 10kg).  Finish with 10 minutes on the treadmill, but I did 25 on the bike (random, level 8).  Tired?  Yes.  Sore?  More than likely.  Endorphins?  Oh yes and it feels so good.  :o)

Have a nice Christmas and Happy New Year.  If you’re not into Christmas, then have a good festive season, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, Happy Al Hijra and all that.