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Friday, August 16, 2013

I was at the pharmacy when it opened to get new medicine and took the prescribed two pills in my car outside. Was struck with a cold too - a lot of snot running everywhere and a little fever made me go home and sit in front of the teve for a while. But not without a detour to the food store....

So this is my day yesterday:

5.00 Woke up, had some coffee weighed in, panicked, had no breakfast.
9.00 At the pharmacy and passed food store on my way home.
11.00 "Brunch" sandwiches with smoked salted pork and loads of tea - 2 239 cal in one meal.
13.00 Feeling like a boa constrictor, tracked the meal and realised that if I did not eat any more during the day I would still be under my calorie limit.
15.00 Went for a walk in the woods, looking for mushroom. The cold miraculously seemed to have disappeared. Doggy was happy. Found very few chanterelles but walked of some calories - yay! But it was uncomfortable to walk as I still felt really full.
20.00 Decided that the smoked pork that was left would have to be eaten this day otherwise I would ruin the next day too (anybody recognize this argument?) Added some cocos dessert to that (and loads of tea again) and ended up with an "overdraft" of calorie account with 433 calories.
22.00 Went to bed.

Today I woke up - and all those extra kilos from yesterday was gone! It is a bit scary that the medicine has such an effect - and it makes it obvious that the scale is a bad judge of how I am progressing. Looked back at my numbers for the week - and if I get back on track I still have a chance of losing some weight at the "regular" weigh-in tomorrow because if I add my calorie sums up I can lose another pound... anyway that motivates me to eat healthy today and keep on working towards my goal.

But arguments and intelligence did not help me yesterday when the scale jumped - I totally panicked and went for comfort in food. The good side of it is that I have not been secret about it and I dared to track it.

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  • 1SALMON1
    oh, well done - yes, that you tracked it and wrote about it, and that one day does not ruin all the hard work you've been doing. You were very tired from the festival and you had a cold plus whatever effect the medication was having. Arguments and intelligence maybe were outvoted this time by a whole bunch of circumstances. But a high calorie day has the advantage of reminding our metabolism that we are not starving - can help us avoid a plateau! I hope the cold clears up quickly!
    2307 days ago
    Yes, I'm afraid that your reasoning sounds familiar too me.... At least it means we're not alone in our madness! ;)
    I'm grinning about your expression 'boa constrictor'. Very well done for getting back on track.
    2308 days ago
    Congratulations on tracking your day all the way through! We all have ups and downs MINDLESS eating is what gets us in trouble. Have a great weekend!
    2309 days ago
    Great progress, Meddy! When you bring a behavior to light, you take a huge step forward - congratulations!!
    2309 days ago
    I have been at goal for a long time, and one of the first things you have to deal with is how big that "bounce" weight can be day to day. We always say our bodies are machines, but even machines act differently every day. Your car gets different mileage out of every gallon, but we think about it tankful by tankful over time. We don't measure the blips so can't freak out about it.
    2309 days ago
    Life can throw us monkey wrenches when we don't feel good and/or are taking medicine. Remember the NSVs
    2309 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Even without the effects of medicine, I have had strange scale jumps that disappeared again!

    but seems like you did great to track it and move on. I totally recognise that feeling of 'eat it all now so none will be left tomorrow and I can start fresh tomorrow'. Sometimes I get the strength to just throw it out as I rationalize that either way it is wasted only worse waste when I eat it!

    Hope today is a good one for you!
    2309 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Sounds like your old impulse was well-balanced by new habits.
    2309 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a good day
    2309 days ago
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