My Weight Loss Story is Puny Today
Today went really well. Tonight was the problem. I got up and did my P90X Arms and Shoulders. It was a good work out. I didn’t over do it. Or so I thought. I also rode my trainer bike for 45 minutes. As usual, I watched a favourite TV while I rode. Prior to watching the show I listened to a 16 minute affirmation audio. I do this on a fairly regular basis. I really love it. It is one of the pieces to my puzzle that works for me.
At 3pm I had a fairly hefty snack which includes carbs. I didn’t over do it and it was in my plan. This should have been a warning sign to me that I was getting tired when I wanted the energy\diet bar. I tend to start feeling a little down and wanting food when I am tired.
When supper rolled around though, I wasn’t hungry. Today was an eat- in-the-car for the family as we went from activity to activity and more activities! It is a little hectic. We only do once a week so I’m very fine with it. In fact, I like that type of busyness once in a while. If it was any more than once week it would be too much. It would then turn into a stressor. I love my boys being involved in music and sports. So at 8pm when we are coming home on our 40 minute drive I was getting a little peckish. I wasn’t famished but definitely knew I needed a little something. Well, 3 ham sticks, peapods, a Greek Yogurt and a leftover 1\4 wrap is what I called supper: finishing it at 9:00 at night! Oops! Forgot when I was putting the hamburger away that I was picking at that! This definitely was not necessary.
As my friend from Illinois would say, “I was feeling puny”. (But not in the undersized meaning of the word!)I was tired. I went to bed past 1am last night. I totally was into doing things for my business on the computer and the time ran away with me. I felt good getting up this morning but as the day wore on so did I. My shoulders and my neck were killing me as well, made things worse. Surprisingly, I was very patient with the boys. I felt mellow and sorry for myself though. I know a lot of this stemmed from being tired and hurting. I got out the hot pads and the electric massager. That made a world of difference to my back, shoulders and neck. As we speak, my hot pads are comforting me.
Things I would have changed today.
- Gone to bed earlier – 1100pm last night. That way I wouldn’t have felt so mentally tired and perhaps held my food together better.
- I may have over done it with the weights this morning. I need to be more aware of how my body feels. Go at my own pace. Have less resistance on my bands while doing shoulder exercises.
- I let 5 hours go between eating. Even though I wasn’t hungry it would have been helpful to have a little lean protein and veggies at 6pm- 3 hrs after my snack.
- I would have had a smaller snack at 3pm so that I would have been hungry at 6.
- I wouldn’t have eaten my kid’s leftover wrap tonight.
Its okay. What’s done is done. I will not beat myself up over this, but rather have a learning experience from it.
It is amazing how sleep plays such a big part in weight loss. Inadequate sleep causes me to have poor judgement and decision making. It is also amazing how on top of the world I felt yesterday and today fell ‘puny’. Emotions can change in a flip of a switch.