Just 4 Today, I’ll drink my fiber twice (done once!), drink 2 liters of water (about 1/2), walk 5 miles (yesterday — 2.84 just from lugging boxes and packing), NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds.
My weight’s up a couple of pounds today — as it should with all the Cheese Whales I ate on Friday & Saturday (mister ate so many, he threw the box away.) And (hanging my head) I didn’t actually take my fiber supplement at all. AND, I probably didn’t drink enough water either — I always drank a glass or two when I was sitting around. But, I didn’t do too much of that this weekend.
Contemplating the situation
I’m remembering a moment last year (I think it was in September) when my weight went up a bit. I was in a dreadful panic that being out of control, it would do nothing but rise. And that was sort of true. I WAS partially out of control (Thanks to my Eat4Today commitment, I never gave up though) and I did gradually gain too much weight back.
But, it’s NOT true today. I’m not out of control at all. My habits are regular (sure, I had some Cheese Whales — but we don’t keep them in the house and a couple of handfuls of crackers aren’t going to bring my world crashing down.) and this little blip with adjust itself as quickly as it showed up.
Last year, my habits were NOT regular. I’d discovered the bakery down the street — and the calories in the treats there were too powerful to overcome. We can absolutely eat a piece of pie now and then at a party or with friends. But, I cannot habitually stop in a bakery and eat an 800 calorie treat without paying the severe penalty of permanent weight gain. Unless I’m willing to walk over 9 miles just to walk it off. And I think there’s an inverse relationship to treats and walking — the more (out-of-control-type) treats I eat, the less likely I am to walk.
But, that’s another whole post of it’s own.
So, I’m in control — What about you? What are you going to do today?