Thursday, April 5, 2012

Midweek update E2E

Well, fellow challengers, last mid-week update! It's been ... challenging!
While my weight is not where I'd like it to be at this point in the challenge, I'm realizing more and more that this is a "marathon and not a sprint."
When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was so frustrated. I keep going back and forth over these same numbers. I've been so excited about doing more exercising, and I redid my goals on MFP and am tracking more and eating less. And nothing shows. Grrr.
So today I punished myself with food! I know horrible! And while I'm not over my calories for the day (yet), I'm really upset that I let my defeat win. But since the day is only half over, I've decided to only have half a bad day instead of a whole, entire bad day. So there, scale!
OK, on a more positive note... I made some amazing bread today. Lots of whole wheat and grains. And it's yummy! (Yup, that's where I had too much!) My whole family prefers whole wheat to white bread and I'm sure I'll have to make some more soon!
And... for the Ready for Summer Challenge, our mini-challenge was to try a new kind of exercise this week. I had bought some 2kg dumbells and have been working my arms AND I played Volleyball on Tuesday night. It was FUN!!! My hands got bruised up and my neck and knees hurt so bad, but I loved it. And though I did have to take a rest day yesterday, I'm going again next week!!
This week I haven't been reading much, but I did listen to an Audiobook. Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler and since I really liked this one quote of his, I'm going to leave that with you...
'Patience, Pitt told himself over and over. Patience.
The two most important words in the English language,
he repeated in his mind, were patience and hope.
He just might be able to bring it off...'


  1. Oh my heck... it's nice to know I'm not the only one ready to throw the scale out the window if it shows me the same numbers one more time. I feel like I've been losing the same three pounds for 3 weeks now... GAH!

    If you're going to punish yourself with food... try those non-indulgence-real-terrible-don't-wanna-eat vegetables. ;) But yes.. half a day good is better than no good at all. :)

  2. My scale isn't making me happy either but I don't feel as much of the frustration as you do because I know the blame lies squarely on my shoulders and I am expecting it to be bad. I have got to get out of this defeatist frame of mind and start believing I can do this again. Battling my mind is much harder than battling my body. Hang in there. You will be better numbers soon I know. Perseverance always pays off.

  3. love Clive Cussler. Hang in there sis.

  4. Participating in activities like volleyball make such a difference in terms of making a workout fun! Hope the upcoming week is a good one for you - don't get too frustrated! Fight back :)