Tuesday, April 03, 2012

210.2: It Happened

Monday I exercised at the gym, went to work and then got to have a crown started in the back of my mouth.  Typical things, right?  But see that number up there in the title?  I gained.  .4 pounds.  I'm trying to figure this out, so stick with me, ok?

It was the third day of exercising yesterday.  I did about 40 minutes of cardio and 400 calories. 

I ate my 1 egg breakfast and added half a bagel thin.  And true to form, my typical hunger/grazing/need to eat in the afternoon at work popped up.  But I chose a piece of low fat cheese to the tune of 50 calories.  Left work and went to the dentist.  Came home and had 1/2 cup homemade mac & cheese.  Then I had about 3/4 cup cubed chicken and salsa mix (leftovers from Sunday night).  About 7pm I had 1/2 a small banana with 1 teaspoon nutella, 1 teaspoon peanut butter and a tablespoon of light whipped cream.  

I was really thirsty yesterday and drank about 100 ounces of water, more than I've had since prior to surgery.  I even drank a 20 ounce bottle of water during the night.  My mouth hurts a lot and I was up about 4 times in the night.

I have to be honest though, I've been dreading the day that the scale no longer read a loss.  Maybe that's why I wasn't happy all the time when I weighed myself.  I've been waiting for the shoe to drop, so to speak.  Looking at my day, I didn't do anything different.  I talked it over with Pete and he thinks that it may have been all the water and no activity last night because of my dentist appointment.  I just don't know what it is. 

So here I sit, confused about the .4 pounds.  I spent yesterday afternoon figuring out a plan for the month and sure enough life throws a wrench in the plan.  And yet .4 pounds?  That's nothing in the scheme of things, right?  I've lost many pounds and will continue to do so.  I believe that I need to shake this off, keep going and not let it bother me.


  1. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Those gains, especially when we did so well are so hard to take aren't they. And can lead down the path to being so disappointed we just want to eat. The scales can be so cruel can't they? Chin up. You can do it!

  2. Just found you from 2peas (lovemybabes) and I just wanted to give you a huge virtual (((HUG))) and say WOOT on your losses!!! Just give it time, keep on doing what you need to do, and it will work!! :)