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Damn you, pizza!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Okay. Not really. I had pizza for dinner last night. I ate it pretty late. I stayed within my calories all week, including last night. And, blessed by the high sodium content of the pizza, I didn't have to get up and pee a couple of times during the night the way I usually do.

But.

This morning was my official weekly weigh-in and the scale didn't budge since last week's weigh-in. Which probably has everything to do with me keeping a few litres more of water in my system until the salt wears off. Plus my pattern is one week of high loss and then a week with a minimal loss and this was going to be minimal week.

I tell myself that this doesn't matter. And, intellectually, I know it to be true. A week where I ate within my calorie range, worked out despite a sprained ankle, and ate several pounds of vegetables is a darned good week. I even weeded the back garden ( a massive endeavour). But emotionally, I'm a bit bummed. There are times when I'd let this sabotage me. I'd use it as an excuse to go off track, telling myself that I'll start again "tomorrow" or "Monday."

But there are no tomorrows. Just today. So, if I screw up today, I get back on track TODAY, even if I'm only five minutes away from falling asleep. That way, I wake up and I'm on track. I've already made the decision not to let getting off track for a meal get me off track for a week or months...

But still, damn you, pizza!

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  • HARMONYAGAIN
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    You got this!
    2855 days ago
  • JULIE_1978
    I totally hear what you're saying and I'm at the point where it all matters. Sure, I will deviate, but it's about deviating when I decide it's fair and doing it in moderation emoticon

    Keep up the good work!
    2859 days ago
  • LAURIETAIT
    Excellent attitude! I've heard that melons are good for flushing that extra sodium from your system. Next time have pizza and a honeydew (or some kind of melon) for dessert. Hopefully that will have a positive affect on your weigh ins.

    2861 days ago
  • LUCKY-LISA
    Way to go for staying on track all week! It is awesome that we can choose to have Pizza and enjoy. Yes, it does create a bit of fluid retention - so just know that you are actually probably down for the week. Next week will show a great loss!
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    2862 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
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    2862 days ago
  • AMBERLICIOUS88
    I hear ya. Pizza last night and just pigged out at lunch today..hands already feel swollen. Damn you pizza!

    2862 days ago
  • LISSTEVENS
    Yes! And now you have learned a valuable lesson -- a cheat meal every now and then is fine, but not the night before a weigh-in! I like to have my chat meals mid-week, like Saturday or Sunday. As long as you get back on track immediately and remember to be honest with ourselves about the amount and frequency of our cheat times, we are ok! Kudos for all your hard work!!

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    2862 days ago
  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    Today is all we ever have : )
    2862 days ago
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