The dreaded Scale saw another one-lb. uptick today. I did not want to see that, and was not expecting it. It immediately made me want to eat something large. After I had that great workout yesterday! And I’ve been eating well! It’s not faiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrr!
I immediately saw the battle ensue in my head. The “sabotaging” voices were up in full chorus, nudging me towards FOOD FOOD FOOD. The “helpful thought” voices were barely whispering.
I managed to get home. Now I am going to boil a couple of eggs (haven’t had breakfast yet, other than coffee). I’m going to set up the Wii Fit because I want to start a Wii Fit challenge on Facebook. Maybe I will try the ergometer (rowing machine) in the garage. Last night my daughter tried to teach me proper form and I was totally hopeless. She was actually incredulous that two seconds after she said, “ARMS-BODY-LEGS,” I would immediately do it in some ridiculous order like LEGS ARMS BODY, which is almost physically impossible, but I managed. I am so ridiculously uncoordinated.
But the thing is I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING other than feel sorry for myself and eat. Wish me luck. Or courage. Or something. I’ll check back later.
UPDATE: It took me almost ALL DAY of procrastinating, but I finally got onto the erg machine. It was HARD. I have an even bigger newfound respect and awe for my daughters, who so seriously kick butt at this. I limped along for 20 minutes. It was haarrrrrrrd! But I sweated like a pig and did not injure myself and needless to say felt quite proud when I got off. I was going for 30 but thought I can save that for NEXT time. And, hah, I sweated off a pound. Hee.
Oh and PS, after that I got on the Wii Fit which felt kind of silly in comparison. (kind of??) but I did some advanced step (advanced if you’re 80 yrs old) and some boxing (spazz) and some Hula Hoop.
So, I feel better. Thanks erg machine, thanks daughter for the pep talk and thanks someday. You all pulled me through.
February 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm
I have blogged many times about the dissapointment when you’ve done great with food and exercise but the scale shows zero loss or even a gain! I can be so many things…sodium, bloating, stress, muscle gain, our bodies fighting the change we’re putting it through…. I totally understand that feeling! Great attitude with setting up your Wii and still eating right. You’ll get that row machine yet…just keep practicing! I too am uncoordinated but the more I do this stuff the better I’m getting at it. Take it real slow on the row machine, don’t make it a race and just concentrate on the correct moves…I will be sending you some courage, luck, good thoughts and perseverence! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!
February 20, 2009 at 1:29 am
You don’t need luck … you completely have what it takes to reach you goals. You’re self aware, which I think is what it takes to lose it the right way AND for good.