I felt really tired today. I was tempted to not do any exercise AGAIN but that would have been 3 days in a row. I knew that if I tried to walk or run I’d poop out or just stop. So I dragged myself to exercise class tonight. It was a tiny class, only 3 of us, and thankfully the other two were brand new and were just learning stuff. So it was not horribly difficult, so I did survive the entire hour. But instead of feeling all bouncy and endorphinized after class, I just felt like lead. I’m so tired. I’m in bed and it is only 9pm.
Today I had what I can jokingly call a mini-binge. What did I binge on? A handful of potato chips and two packets of saltines (ie, four crackers). I took my mom out to lunch at this ice cream shop called Fenton’s (which was featured in the movie “Up”). It’s like her favorite place. I was already feeling, I don’t know, NOT on my game. I had a cup of lentil soup and a portobello burger. They were…. okay. Normally I just give my mom all the potato chips and they hold no interest for me. But today I ate a few. Then I ate them all. (OK, two handfuls) That pretty much got me going because after all the other food was gone, I actually tore into the saltine cracker packets. What was this about, I don’t know. I think I’m going to go back to a super reduced carb thing because there may be some weird domino effect thing going on.
At least I did not order a giant hot fudge sundae or milkshake with whipped cream like every other person surrounding us. (sigh) I guess, today it just felt tiresome. I was tired and still mildly jetlagged and probably still emotionally affected by the weekend, funeral, traveling, etc. Bleah.
Today was supposed to be the weigh-in for the Jack Sh*t Half-Assed Half-Pound Challenge. I am pretty darned sure I did NOT lose the half pound. This morning I weighed exactly the same as the weight I emailed to Jack last week. Exactly the same sure beats “four pounds over” but.. oh well.
Now I’m just… tired. I hope that if I go to sleep early tonight I’ll feel more bouncy tomorrow.
July 1, 2009 at 12:59 am
hey girl! stop beating yourself up. if it was easy to stay on “the wagon” everybody would be skinny. Things happen. life happens, a true warrior gets up, dusts themselves off, and gets on with it. tomorrow is another day, find something to look forward to, even if it’s something small like a special healthy snack after work.
July 1, 2009 at 9:20 am
Sometimes we just have off days, I’m trying to not allow my off days to turn into an off week and an off month.
July 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Ah Fentons…. I feel your pain (and hope you get to get some rest soon. rest is good.)
My daughter’s track team went on a tour of ice cream “factory” at Fenton’s. It seemed like great fun but I was just re-entering home life after a trip with grandparents and a wedding and a water park so decided to leave the girls for the tour and go to the farmer’s market to shop instead. I love living in California.
I did come back and sit in the restaurant for half an hour bonding with coach and parents and kids and really enjoyed myself even though ice cream and coney dogs and french fries and grilled cheese sandwiches were all around and I had my water bottle.
July 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm
yes, we all have these days. Let yourself relax and sleep and your bounce will come back!
(and you are featured today as “One Fit Mommy”–go look at the medal!!)
July 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm
We’ve all had day’s like that. And while it made you feel icky to have 2 handfuls of potato chips, I’m sure many of us have done much worse on our off days (My last off day I ate half a bag of Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream chips – the big bag, not a personal sized one).
I’m sure what you’re dealing with is touch, but you’ll get through it and you’ll get back on that wagon. You’ve got a pretty big support system behind you!
Healthy and Happy Living
July 1, 2009 at 9:53 pm
Two handfuls of potato chips and a couple saltines doesn’t sound like a huge disaster to me. It sounds like you caught it quickly and didn’t escalate and it was very minor. (And you were at Fentons and DIDN”T HAVE ICE CREAM??? That’s truly self-discipline).
And I’m totally impressed that you went to exercise class when you really didn’t feel like it. That’s so hard!
Hope the tiredness goes away soon… if not, might be time for a check up?
Feel better! You have so much to be proud of.
July 2, 2009 at 9:48 am
I agree. We all have off days and sometimes we eat things because our body is craving something (salt maybe?) but you didn’t eat a bag of chips so I think you’re fine.
I didn’t lose in the Half @ssed Challenge either….but it’s TOM’s fault.