Friday, February 5, 2010

I Blame The Fever ...

I missed my weigh in for the Sisterhood Of The Shrinking Jeans on Wednesday, but it wasn't my fault.

I blame the fever.

And the fact that lifting my head up off of the pillow only resulted in a dash to the bathroom for one of two reasons. Let's just say it was coming out one end or the other and leave it at that, shall we?


I did weigh myself on Tuesday though. And it was not pretty.

On Monday - before I started the 30 day Shred - I had hit 11 pounds. On Tuesday - after two days of the Shred - I had GAINED 4 pounds.

I was not a happy camper.

But then I got sick and proceeded to throw up everything I managed to choke down for the majority of the day on Wed. The only thing that STAYED down was some Ramen - and given the sodium involved there, I was not too enthused to weigh in again. EVER.

But, I did and saw that I was back up to 10 pounds down on Thursday. I am not really going to count that though. I was dehydrated and starved and still sick as a dog, so it was probably nowhere near accurate!

Anyhoo - this week's challenge with the Sisterhood was to try something new. I am pretty sure that it was supposed to be a new kind of workout or new activity of some sort - and I really wanted to try something new. BUT, I was in bed most of the week so that didn't really happen.

I did, however, figure out one thing new to do. Or at least one new way to do something old. From this moment forth, I will weigh myself once a week and that is ALL. No more daily trips to the scale for a short term high or esteem crushing punch in the stomach. NO MORE.

This will allow me to keep myself accountable without completely obsessing about a number. I can focus on overall health and well being and not get sidetracked. I think it's better for ME this way.

I am also going to start looking at this weight loss/fitness challenge on a day to day basis instead of a long term goal. I cannot control where I will be in 6 months until I learn to control today.

So today is my challenge. And TODAY? Well, today I managed to NOT eat the cinnamon roll that Sophie left on her plate after breakfast. And today I did NOT eat the remaining veggie chips that Hattie brought home from her lunch. These may be small victories, I know. But, today they are MY victories. And I am claiming them.

(I did also try to do a light workout today, but 10 minutes into it I felt like I was going to pass out - stupid flu! - so I didn't finish. But 10 minutes is better than nothing, right?!)

So, there you have it. That is my Sisterhood of The Shrinking Jeans report of the week.

How did YOU do?

PS - Yes, I am FULLY aware that this is a very random and discombobulated post ... but I blame the fever.

3 of ya left some love:

Mom of 3 boys said...

You poor thing. I wouldn't try working out until you feel better. It just isn't worth it and might take you longer to recover. Hoping you get a relaxing and healthy weekend.

Cathy said...

I'm sorry you've been sick but am glad you are starting to feel better. I must say the goals you've set sound very reasonable and smart to me. One day at a time is the best way. I think I always sabotage myself by weighing myself everyday and thinking long term. Way to go girl. Sounds like you're really on the way.

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