100 lb. Club - And it's confession time
12-03-2009, 06:18 PM
So when I was away for the weekend I ate like crap. I ate like 1 maybe 2 meals a day. All at restaurants. We were SUPPOSED to have a fridge in our hotel room and we didn't. I was NOT driving down there so I was at the mercy of the rest of the dog breeders to drive me around and someone was always choosing restaurants that are not conducive to healthful eating. I admit that I didn't make the best choices as well.
On the flip side I RAN for four days straight. Lifting, grooming and running dogs. Show dogs (big ones) at a flat out run. NEVER sitting down from 6 am to about 2 am. I got NO sleep and maybe in four days drank 3 litres of water... TOTAL!
So I get home, get right back on plan. Tuesday morning I was 217 (I also have my period) and the scale was on it's way back down with the sodium leaving my system and things getting back on track.
But then my husbands birthday was yesterday. And he wanted to go to Pizza hut. And he NEVER asks me to go out to eat because he knows how hard it is for me. So I threw caution to the wind and went... and ate. A LOT. 3 pieces of pizza, 2 mozza sticks and a brownie.
And the scale was 220 this morning. So right now I am sitting almost 7 lbs over where I was last Thursday morning. And it's killing me because it's my fault! I made these poor choices. A WEEKS worth of poor choices! YUCK!!!!!
So this is MY recommitting... I'm sticking to 1200 calories for the week to minimize the damage (lots of low cal filling foods), getting in my three liters and I'll reassess the damage on Sunday. Hopefully by NEXT Sunday I'll see a loss from 213.2.
It's a journey right?
12-03-2009, 06:37 PM
It's most definitely a journey, and despite a fuzzy week (let's face it, on the down side your food choices left something to be desired, but on the plus side you had a good time, right?), it's so encouraging to see you back up and at 'em!
I'm learning that it really is a journey, with ups and downs and everything inbetween.
Good for you on your recommitment! We're all here to hold you to it too :)
12-03-2009, 06:38 PM
its totally a journey. And you've made the right choice by going right back onto plan. Life is unpredictable sometimes and you can't always have perfect control. But you've come so far already and you'll just continue moving.
Really, don't be hard on yourself. In the grand scheme of things, this weight is just a blip in a journey. Good luck on your plans for the next week :)
Boy do I feel for you... I ate more than planned on Thanksgiving and the next day I was 5 pounds heavier! As of this morning I am still 3 pounds heavier than I was last Thurs.
It's frustrating, but like you said.. it's a journey. We both learned from it and we both moved on. The scale will head in the right direction again soon. Stick with it! :)
12-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Hugs to you my darling. I know EXACTLY how you're feeling. But rest assured, you'll get a few good days under your belt and you'll be feeling MUCH better. You'll be relieved to be back where you belong (into your healthy eating plan) and that scale WILL plummet. Really it will. You'll see.
One more thing. I know that 1200 calories is no hardship IF you choose the right foods (which I know you will), that's what I live on. BUT you don't. So please don't "punish" yourself, trying to "make up" for it. I'd hate for you to feel hungry, munchie or snacky and then set yourself up to OVERSPEND calories in the end. If you're hungry - stick to your "normal" allotment. Another day or two (of the weight being on you) won't make much of a difference in the scope of things.
I can't wait to read that thread where you tell us how all that weight is off - and then some.
12-03-2009, 07:21 PM
Honestly... you'll probably lose it really quick. I was like that after Thanksgiving and Halloween and it came off a lot faster than it normally would have which makes me think it's just my body holding onto that bad food... but not permanently. Give it a few days, see what happens. :hug:
12-03-2009, 09:29 PM
You know what its actually refreshing to know that you , one of my weight loss heros, are not perfect. So please dont beat yourself up! Look at it as you have encouraged someone else to know that it just takes commitment and work and that your not perfect ALL the time. :)
Your amazing! Just get back at it and you will be fine.
12-03-2009, 09:36 PM
I predict that by the end of next week you'll see a whoosh taking you lower than you started the cheat at. :)
12-03-2009, 10:06 PM
It is a journey! Good for you for getting back on the wagon!
12-03-2009, 10:10 PM
One slip up, under difficult circumstances, in many months is not bad! You are back on plan and you will lose those pounds in no time. You are human and these things happen.
12-03-2009, 10:25 PM
I feel ya - had a rough week myself!! I know you can get back on track as well!
12-04-2009, 03:08 AM
Ditto what Robin said! It's easy to get in cycles of eat too much, eat too little, eat too much (restricting too much nearly always drives me to overeat, which makes me restrict, etc). Just forgive yourself and go back to your normal plan!
12-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Remember though, you have your period, and Pizza Hut is CRAZY salty food (as is other restaurant food)--those 7 lbs could easily all be water retention. If not all of them, then definitly most of them. So drink up, and most if not all of it will flush out after TOM.
12-04-2009, 09:50 AM
well, everybody else said it. I'll just add that it's great to read your posts, always inspirational, you kick behind when it comes to weightloss. This is just a blip.
12-04-2009, 10:31 AM
It's really not about what you did, but about what you are doing right now. And you are recommitting and that's all that matters. It happens to the best of us and maybe it's a lesson we all need to learn. We don't have to be perfect all the time to be successful.
As always, you are such an inspiration!!
12-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Yesterday I was perfectly on plan ;) Yay! And yah Robin yer right... I just stuck to my regular plan. What's an extra week or two of being fat right? lol!!!! Onward and downward.
12-04-2009, 12:22 PM
You know, it just really sucks when this happens. I don't understand it, and I'm sure you don't either. When this happens to me I always think..."For crying out loud, why do I gain 7 pounds in a few days eating what most people eat daily, and they just stay the same?" Just doesn't seem fair. From the sounds of things you really didn't go crazy, you didn't sit and stuff your face. You got in lots of excercise. WHY do our bodies grab hold of every morsel and want to hang onto it so badly?? SURE, lots of it is water weight from excess sodium, BUT, if we don't get a handle on things quickly, the "water weight" just doesn't magically disappear...it stays and the pounds continue to add on quickly. What point does the water become real weight?
Sorry. I just get so frustrated at these detours. Seems so unfair sometimes.
12-04-2009, 02:59 PM
It IS unfair... I didn't have a freaking binge! I didn't eat huge amounts of food! I ate what NORMAL people eat every single day... and gain 7 freaking pounds!!!!
Well this morning the scale was 218 so the water is coming off fast thankfully... it's irritating is what it is!
12-04-2009, 03:23 PM
I think the thing that gets me is that this kind of gain often doesn't fit the "calories in vs. calories out" rule we know is true. You clearly didn't eat 24,500 more calories than you needed. So it's mostly water, then right? But sometimes it takes as much work to get rid of as the fat originally did. So then is it really fat? And if so, what happened to calories in calories out rule? Sometimes I think my body lives on different rules. :dizzy: