Monday, February 14, 2011
A Disappointing Loss?
I weighed in this morning. I was so excited to step on the scale this morning so I could update my weight and do a blog post. I was down 1 pound. I should be excited. I should totally be excited. I'm aware of this. However, I'm disappointed. Before you start calling me a crazy b*tch in your head, that's okay, you can still call me that. I'll tell you why I'm disappointed. I tracked every day. I stayed within points every day. I did four classes at the gym. I used the treadmill twice. And I did those &%&*#$@ stairs at work (28 flights and 24 flights). So honestly, I was so hoping for two pounds. Fresh off the weight loss math I had to do to get my butt on a plane, I really just wanted to lose two pounds this week and I really felt like I earned it. So this is where the disappointment and discouragement are coming from.
The first thing I wanted to do was eat. Eat poorly and eat lots. I've repeated in my head about a million times today "If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the answer". I'll just keep saying it until it passes. Even now as I sit here and type this, I'd like to go through a drive-thru or order pizza. Part of what's stopping me is that it's Valentine's Day and that just really seems too pathetic for words. Anyhow, I expressed this disappointment to my Dad who told me that because I had mostly been doing resistance training and weights, it's quite possible that in addition to the pound that I lost inches and gained muscle. That makes me feel a little better. I've never taken my measurements so I think I will do some today. I also talked about being disappointed to Lindsay (friend, co-worker, & barbell blast buddy) and she said that one pound was awesome and to go to the grocery store and pick up a pound of ground beef and realize that that's how much I lost off of my body in one week and that's pretty awesome. That reminded of a woman in my old WW meetings who used to look at the one pound blocks of butter and look at the stack and add up what she'd lost. It helps to picture something like that. So I'm going to be thankful for the lost pound and appreciate that it's gone and keep on going this week. I am going to add more cardio though.
ANOTHER FUNNY GYM STORY!
Well, more annoying for me, but funny for everyone else. Okay, it's funny for me too. I laugh at myself A LOT. I got to the gym for Barbell Blast class on Saturday morning. Another girl from work was coming so I'd be meeting four people there. We got there at the same time, walk into the locker room and I'm unpacking my bag and realize I only have one running shoe. What I currently have on my feet are big Kodiak winter boots, so that won't work. I was in disbelief! The funniest part was that I just kept repeating in disbelief "I ONLY HAVE ONE SHOE!! I ONLY HAVE ONE SHOE!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I ONLY HAVE ONE SHOE!!" Then I threw all my stuff in the locker, asked my friend Nicole to pull out a bench and mat for me to hold my spot in the class and I grabbed my keys and raced home and then back again with my other shoe. I got there about three minutes after the class started and jumped in. I'm so very proud of myself for going home and coming back. This is the best example of how having people to work out with helps me be successful. Had no one else been there, I would have left and I likely would have hit the McDonald's drive-thru for a Sausage McGriddle on my way home. So thank you to my gym buddies!!! (only two of which know about this blog).
Plans for Tonight
Tata for now!
ps - anybody got any music that really gets them going for cardio like running? I've been using the latest Girl Talk download but it's starting to get a bit old and I need to mix it up.