Well that's just a big pile of....
Monday, June 30, 2008
...peas! Is it diet rage? Nah, I didn't watch the diet part of things enough to be mad at it. It is, however, frustration. Once again, it's the end of the month, which is my measurement time. A whole month has gone by, (actually, a month and 6 days, I jumped the gun in May) and the measuring tape barely showed a blip. You know what they say "don't rely on the scales, you could be losing INCHES instead of pounds!" Hehe. Yeah, only when you're losing inches does that line work. Oh I think I lost a total of about 2 inches overall, but really, I measure like a dozen places, so if I don't lose at least a couple a three inches, there's a serious problem.
So if I only lost 4 pounds for the month, and I only lost 2 inches for the month, what's all the workin' out for? My SparkAmerica tracker (which is wrong, I did more, but it cuts you off at 120 minutes a day) shows me averaging about half an hour of activity per day. I'm not saying I was really on the eating right train, but I wasn't terrible either. And I had made such good and positive changes, too! My soda consumption is down to nearly nothing (maybe one a week if I'm out?), I've been juicing a lot for breakfast getting my servings of fruit and veggies in like a champ. I had big increases in salads (thank you Panera Bread for the summertime strawberry poppy seed salad coming back!). My water intake was beautiful. My exercise...wow...I'm a workout champ with some of this stuff - yoga isn't as easy as it looks! I just hired a personal trainer to kill me once a week. I started cooking more from home instead of going out, my fast food consumption has plummeted. Where did it all go wrong?
There are some numbers in my measurements that I don't want to see again, namely the number 6 in one place and the number 3 in a couple of others. Come hell or high water, I'm NOT going to see them come July 31st. Let's get real, I'm a big girl, and losing inches should be easy peasy. Well, I'm all about the peas if it will get rid of some inches. Here's lookin' at you, measuring tape!!!