This past weigh in was bad. It really shouldn’t have. I had finally gotten into working out in the evenings, walking on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes, drinking more water and what not, keeping tabs on what I ate again. Then, the scales give me a horrible number of gaining two pounds. That was not expected, nor appreciated.
The additional down side, I made it worse, by having a gluttonous weekend. We had poutine fries for dinner, followed by corn fritters. We had cookies and milk and baileys for desert. Sunday we ate till we were stuffed on a good dinner of chicken, pumpkin/apple soup, homemade butter pan buns, stuffing, homemade spinach dip and then a slice of homemade apple pie for desert.
These filling meals were only the beginning. Cookies, creamfilled cookies. Not just Girl Guide cookies at 80 calories each, the generic ones, that I’m sure are about 100 calories each. Falling in love with them again, dipping them into my coffee. This was an old time habit that I had, every day, I would have one or two or three or so cookies dipped with my morning and/or afternoon coffee. Sometime they would be biscuits, or digestive type cookies, but the cream filled ones were the best. This habit had been kicked for a long time, I think the last time I did that on a regular basics, I was still living with my husband at the time. I do believe this was one of the large reasons I gained 100 pounds while married to my husband, over about 8 years.
At this point, I realize I have fallen off the path of weight loss a while ago, and I was trying to get things back together. This weekend was a complete reversal of everything I have been trying to accomplish since starting this revolutionary change to my lifestyle. The problem right now, I don’t have the motivation to get back on track. The two pound gain was the last kick that killed my motivation. Yes, I may walk in the evenings, but I feel I would be doing so, so I can eat more food, than lose weight.
My wife and I are looking into buying a recumbent bike in order to both be able to do cardio at the same time; one biking and one on the treadmill, and watch TV while doing. Will I be able to get my groove back once we do get the bike? I don’t know, thus should we buy it at all?
Deb has long since stopped logging on MFP and I don’t think she will start again. I have definitely been lacking in this lately too. She hasn’t been working out with me because she gets a LOT more steps during the day at work. With getting the recumbent, which will be better on her bad knees, she will exercise with me, even for a bit. I’m hoping the buddy system will get my groove back.
My craving for sugar and sweets, and greasy foods seems to be back, unto my own undoing. This is the time to start the trials, all over again, after this long slow relapse that seemed to start on the cruise. That is a three month detour of trying to lose weight and losing focus on the goals. It is so easy to give in to temptation, when the rewards seem to be so much work.
Let’s see if I can find my groove.