Thursday, May 16, 2013
May 16th Weigh-In
One day, one night, one time out of the ordinary. This is not an all or nothing proposition that I am on. This is a lifestyle that I am living. These sorts of things will happen. There is no avoiding them. For all my plans, I can't plan for everything.
This week, I attended a work related conference. I had little control over the food served. I did well. Well, that is until the banquet on Tuesday night. The salad they served was filled with blue cheese. I hate blue cheese. So I gave the cheese to someone else. Otherwise it was basically spinach and a tiny bit of some sweet vinaigrette. There was a wonder dinner roll which I ate without butter. Then diiner was served. It was a large piece of steak, breaded fish, vegetables, and a mound of garlic mashed potatoes (no gravy). I ate everything. For desert was a delicious piece of chocolate cake with some sort of chocolate sauce that oozed out when I stuck my fork in it. Later I had 2 beers. I figured my calories for the day to me around one and a half times what I normally eat.
No use beating myself up over it. It happened. I go on living my fit lifestyle.
Today, was able to step back on the scale again. After the two days indulgences, I hoped to remain even, but suspected it would be a gain. Instead, I was down 2.5 lbs.
I don't think I will ever understand how the body works. One week, I will eat healthy all week. I will exercise all week. Then, I will see little to no weight loss. Then I have a week like this past one and lose an exceptional amount of weight. I know there are all sorts of factors like water retention, muscle gain, muscle loss, etc. I know it is the overall trend of a healthy lifestyle, not what I lose in a particular week or month or year.
All that being said, it was a very welcome loss. I had been feeling down. Though my clothes are a little looser, they aren't all that much looser. It's more like they are beginning to fit the way they should. I don't look any different in the mirror. I didn't feel like I was losing weight. In fact, I felt like was gaining. I know that is totally subjective. Sometimes, I feel like I am losing. Sometimes, I feel like I am gaining. There is nothing objective about it. I know I should take pride in living a fit lifestyle. I shouldn't be too emotionally wrapped up in a scale. But it was a great boost to see that number this morning.
Living Fit Is My #1 Job!