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Stolen Unicorn and Rainbows

Monday, September 28, 2020

emoticon I tried to steal my own joy this morning! I have gained a couple of pounds and I nearly cried. Seriously, I stepped off Ms. Lofitilla Plus and I was sad. I have been working so hard and my daily weigh-ins are flat or lower. Rationally, I understand weight fluctuations and I only do it daily to keep myself focused. I know I am weight training, Aunt Flo has come by to visit and who knows where the planets are aligning - yet I was still disappointed. I was at my Sept goal last week and here I am a few days away, 2 lbs. shy of reaching it.

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I did a run down of what I could be doing wrong. I slept in a couple of days, I bought popcorn this week, and I even ate over my allotment a few times. emoticon It took me a few minutes to get myself together because I am NOT starting my week with this kind of negativity. As my nana would say: NOT TODAY SATAN!

I really had to have a serious pep talk with myself about NSV and being realistic:
1. Your weight will fluctuate. PERIODT. FULL. STOP.
2. You are working hard every day: I have not missed a workout or day of active recovery since 4/8/2020. The day after I was released from the hospital. I am currently working out at least 60 mins a day.
3. You don't drink alcohol or smoke: I have not had a glass of red wine or cigar in 181 days!
4. You can do push-ups, run and even hold a plank!

So, what I need you to do is get yourself all the way together.

And that's what I did. It took about the first mile of the new walk/run session I started on my app to stop sulking about it and really start feelin' better. By the third mile I felt great! The neighbors were out in full effect. Oh the new pink hair got a few extra waves and thumbs up emoticon

I can be so incredibly hard on myself. The expectation of perfection has driven me to make awful food choices and I am not going down that road. No, I am not going to starve myself or drink gallons of water in a desperate attempt to get back to my goal by Wed. It may happen and I really hope it does. If it doesn't, I have decided that I saw it early and I will make my own rule to be OK with that. My body, my rules!

Have a great day and let no one steal your joy!!! I am sending you all the best wishes for a phenomenal week!!!
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  • YOUNG-AT-HEART
    Sometimes when I step on the scale and don’t like the number I see, I have to remember the scale is not my enemy! The number on the scale is only part of the story. I like the following sent to me some time ago and the thoughts help me put the scale in perspective for me. Hope the thoughts help you...

    “Instead of letting the scale alone determine whether you're a success or failure, use more reliable measures to determine your progress. My philosophy is that weight loss is not a goal, but the result of healthy habits like a better diet and regular exercise. When you do step on the scale and don't see the reading you had hoped for, ask yourself these questions: Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I making healthy food choices most of the time? Am I exercising consistently? If you are, then trust that your body is making positive changes, and the results will come. If you are not, then resolve to be consistent in healthy behaviors to see the results you want.”
    ~~~ Received this thoughtful info from KRYs210...excellent advice!!

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    31 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/29/2020 8:43:37 PM
  • CHERYL4808
    emoticon Reality checks are needed to keep us grounded and safe. Dreams and inspiration drive us to discover our unlimited potential. Life is beautiful like that. Girl, you are doing wonderful, and pushing hard...it’s always good to assess, recalibrate, L_I_V_E and L_O_V_E emoticon . emoticon . emoticon emoticon
    32 days ago
  • IAMTHEELLIE
    Having your period can actually cause you to "gain" a couple of pounds... so stay on track and they'll likely disappear soon enough!
    32 days ago
  • PACNWGAL554
    Isn’t it interesting how hard we can be on ourselves? We have grace for others, but when it comes to our own selves we don’t take the advice we give others. Ha! I’m glad you thought about what was true. Furthermore, “ Ms. Lofitilla Plus” doesn’t define you or your awesomeness! This is a lifestyle change. You will have popcorn sometimes, right? That’s okay. (Unless you have the whole bag every day!😁)

    Keep going, keep motivating, keep your sense of humor, keep making your good choices. I know you will! Thanks for sharing!
    33 days ago
  • RAERAERAE62
    SO glad you talked yourself off that ledge! Neither the scale or satan gave you your joy and they have no authority to take it. You are healthier and stronger, and as it's for life... pffft to a little uptick temporarily. 💕
    33 days ago
  • TERRACOTTAGE
    Using a measuring tape is the best way to track your progress. I got rid of my 'lying scales'.
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    33 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    I can relate to your situation. I just keep on pushing and don't look back. You have to be okay where you are today and make improvement s for tomorrow.
    33 days ago
  • 79PODGIRL
    Everything you said. Thank you, I felt it and I needed it. I had to write down all of my NSV today because I was feeling bummed about not making my September goals by 3 lbs. But I rode a bike 36 miles, and in June I couldn't ride 5 without hurting. So way to refocus, pull it all the way back in, and keep on pumping out the positive energy!
    33 days ago
  • BCHARIE
    Every little thing you said is true. Weigh in for me (I'm on a team) was saturday. I was up almost 2 lb. I went wild last week..there really must be something in the universe that tripped me up. Today I was down to the previous weight. I even did popcorn and wine yesterday, so there's no explanation sometimes, it's just the flesh doing some strange JU-JU. I do love the pink hair!!!

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    33 days ago
  • LUCKYREDHEAD
    Need a LOVE button for this! I just got back to my lowest weight after having gained 4lbs. It took over a week, and I SO wanted to either beat myself up and get crazy with extra workouts and huge calorie deficits OR give up and dive into a barrel of chips and dip. I didn't... I did what I know is right and it eventually worked. It's a marathon, not a sprint. And if we trip on a pebble, we don't need to give up! emoticon emoticon
    33 days ago
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