Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Backslide

Today’s scale number sucked, not going to lie.  I was hoping to see some loss from yesterday, especially since I did the elliptical and stayed in my calories (as much as I could guesstimate anyways), but I got on today and it said 204.


I have been a little lax in some of my measuring, which could attribute to some of the gain.  It could also be hormonal, cause I’m sure showing other signs of hormone imbalance (my face broke out in pimples for the first time in years…like what am I, 16? Ugh!).  It could also be stress…there’s lots of stress right now with my Dad and his family that’s visiting, and my Mom while she’s out in CA visiting her family.  And the old favorite: Water Weight.

Whatever it is, it needs to go away.  I’m spending the next few days at my parents to house-sit while my Dad flies out to meet my Mom in CA, so I’ll have access to the elliptical from tonight until Sunday.  As long as I can keep my eating on track, I should be able to get back down.

Is it weird I’m contemplating bringing my bathroom scale from home?  The thing is, my parent’s scale seems off, and I don’t want it to throw my progress.  I could just not weight myself for the next few days, but I’m not a big fan of that.  I like to track my fluctuations and know what to expect.  Ugh…decisions.  I’m already bringing my laptop, a big bag of clothes, a bunch of movies for the 24 hours where it will just be me alone on Saturday into Sunday…I don’t want it to seem like I’m moving in there lol! 

Ehh…I still have a few hours before I gotta head over there, so I guess I’ll decide then =P

Food Diary for 8/6/13:

1 Chocolate Pretzel Fiber One Bar-90 calories
1 Cheesesteak Hoagie-490 calories
3 Pierogies-285 calories
1 Turkey Hill Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich-210 calories
1 oz Butter Toffee Almonds-160 calories
1 cup coffee w/ 2 Tbls creamer-60 calories
Total calories-1295

I did work out on the elliptical for an hour yesterday, plus had my sheltie outside running (Well, I would throw the ball, she’d go chase after it, and only bring it back to me about 75% of the time, which means I had to go get the ball myself lol!) for about 2 hours total, so my fitbit adjusted 364 calories which makes my NET total calories for yesterday 931.  Even with my guesstimates for the cheesesteak (that and the pierogies were from a local pizza shop, and the calories I used were from items already listed in the database), and I think my almonds were a little over an ounce, I don’t think I was over 1200 NET calories, so the gain I saw this morning had to be from something else.  Here’s hoping I figure it out soon!

Music Addition

Today’s Addition is I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding!


1 comment:

  1. Hey - weight fluctuations are normal. Don't let yourself get discouraged. Just re-focus on what you need to do and keep on keeping on. You are doing a great job on the elliptical so kudos! :)