12.10.2008

HYC Check In

I'm a day late for weigh in! 222.6 – I’m up 2.6 pounds since my vacation and Thanksgiving. It could have been a lot worse, so I’ll take this and remind myself that cookies do not make the world go round, nor the scale go down. Do you know what happens to your body when you stop exercising? You don’t need as much food. I always have a stash of fruit and peanut butter and nuts to sustain me throughout my work day. And I find myself looking at the clock thinking – its time to eat! Then I realize that I am not hungry. What a concept - food as fuel. Less movement, less fuel. I guess that whole thing about exercise speeding up your metabolism is true.

My last panicky post was me thinking (screaming?) out loud. And since then, I’ve recalled my Mom’s rule. You can only feel sorry for yourself for 2 days, then you have to make a list of what to change or do next. This applies to just about any situation in life, but especially weight loss. I have to accept that for the next 6 weeks, exercise will be low, so my calories have to be even lower. Bor-ing - eating is way more fun. But not gaining weight is even more fun than that. The next two weeks are jam-packed for me, so please excuse my absence from the HYC blogger's comment sections. I hope everyone had a great week!

5 comments:

Amy S. said...

You are the only one who can do what is right for you now!

I gave you an award over on my blog, but the instructions take forever, so just know that you are inspiring, even when you feel uninspired.

Lynn said...

I like that rule... mostly because I enjoy feeling sorry for myself, but then I get fed up with myself.

Hanlie said...

That's a great philosophy! Good luck through the busy time ahead!

Jordon said...

I lost 13 lbs in only two weeks by obeying this one easy rule http://www.officialacaidiet.com/index.php?id=One+Simple+Dieting+Rule

Heather said...

dont worry, you definitely are not the only person who is up after Thanksgiving (I was as well!). but its very true - lack of exercise does make a difference. I am going through that as the last few months, I was not getting in steady exercise and while sure I havent gained, I also havent lost much so it is an important piece.