Monday, July 14, 2008

All Work and No Play Makes a Grumpy Dieter.

Not that this feels like a diet right now, no way, nuh-uh. 

Remember how I said last week that if I'm not blogging, I'm probably making big unhealthy mistakes? Well, that's not entirely true. It could also mean that I'm too ridiculously busy to even think about blogging. I'm leaving my job on the 25th so I can move to Mississippi, so I've been going through resume after resume, conducting interview after interview, and coordinating schedule after schedule trying to get a replacement in. I started training today, so now things will hopefully be a bit more settled. 

I actually did pretty well on the food front. I didn't have time (or the at-home internet connection) to log all the food I ate, but I think I did fairly well making good, healthy and wholesome choices. I didn't have much exercise time in, but I'm going to pretend that staying at a part time job (9 am - 2 pm) till well after 5 or 6 pm every night counts. 

Explain something to me: I've been weighing myself every day, just to see where I'm missing it. For the largest part of the week, I've been hanging right around 200, just up and down a few tenths of a pound each day. Why, WHY does the scale decide, on Sunday morning, that it's going to suddenly blossom from 200.x to 202.8? It's like it knows when Monday is coming. It's trying to kill me, slowly, by mental torment, I just know it. I didn't eat anything disgusting on Saturday. I even spent almost all of Saturday in activity--packing for my move (and lifting and storing and cleaning and packing again!). That's such a random jump for one day's worth of normal eating and activity. I can't for the life of me figure it out. I'm going to blame it on the scale. It was obviously disturbed by the amount of cardboard filling my house. 

The official, Monday-morning weigh-in was 202.4. 


Anonymous said...

Did you eat any red meat? Red meat takes a couple days to digest & I've read that when trying to lose weight, you shouldn't have it 2 days in a row. PLUS, have you been drinking a lot of water. Its amazing how much that can affect the scale. AND, sounds like you've been crazy stressed! Stress can reak havoc on our bodies!

I'm sure it was just a fluke! Just keep doing what you know you are supposed to do! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

You've got a lot going on, Stress can be a factor. Just continue to hang in there, the numbers will come through!