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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Daily Weigh In

This morning I weighed 180.0. Oops!!

Really, it isn't an oops. I ate a hamburger last night. J-boy decided to cash in his free hamburger coupon for his birthday last night. It was the same place we went for my birthday. I knew it was coming, but I thought it would be over the weekend. Since this was a spur of the moment decision, I hadn't had a chance to look at the website and get calorie counts in order to make the best choice. I remembered enough from when we went for my birthday to know that the salads were higher calorie than the burgers. But, I'd really only looked at the burger I wanted and not the others. I had a bit of a 'been there, done that' feeling with the hamburger I'd had before, so I perused the menu for something else. So, without any idea as to the calorie count (only it was going to be a lot!), I ordered the hot & spicy burger. It came with jalapenos, salsa and pepper jack cheese. It was quite good - tasty and cleared my sinuses at the same time! I also drank a lot of unsweet tea because my lips were burning. Why do I love that so much?

Imagine my surprise when I got home to find that the hot & spicy deliciousness was lower calorie than my birthday burger!! When I opted for this particular burger, I told myself that the heat in the peppers would jazz up my metabolism to offset some of the calories. I don't know just how many calories that entails but I didn't have as many as I'd had before, so that was good.

Another good thing is that I was completely satisfied when we got home and I had no urge to eat everything else in the house because I'd blown it. Even this morning, I cut back on my cereal because I really didn't want that much. I think this is how 'normal' people eat. The indulge every now & then, and naturally cut back on calories the next day. Could this be me? Could I finally be approaching food with sanity? Perhaps, just perhaps...

Another change that is taking place is that I am concerned about missing exercise!! Did I just say that!!! Yes, I did! J-boy got me some of those shape ups type athletic shoes for my birthday. It is a real sweet story but I'll not go in to it now. I've been wearing them when I work out on the elliptical machine and easing in to wearing them around the house. I've really have amped up the intensity of the workouts lately because of all of the indulging going on right now. Apparently that combination is a little too much for my feet. Tuesday night, I had muscle spasms in my left arch. Really painful things that were quite intense, but were short in duration. After just a couple they stopped, so I really didn't think too much about it until my right foot started hurting yesterday. The pain wasn't the intense, harsh pain, it was lower in intensity, but almost constant. It occurred to me that perhaps the new shoes were working a new muscle/tendon/something in my foot causing the pain much like a new workout routine makes different muscles sore. As I contemplated this yesterday, my first thought was to lay off the elliptical for a day or two to recover. Then I had an almost panicked feeling. I needed to work out, I couldn't just not work out. Then I tried to think of what I could do that didn't involve standing. There are plenty of floor exercises that can be done, but I have yet to think of anything that will get my heart rate up. Right now, I think I'll wear my old shoes and do the elliptical.

I'm hoping if I lay off the new ones for a few days the soreness will abate and I'll work up to the new shoes again. I hope so, I've got to have my workouts. My real fear is that if I stop, I won't start back again. It is much harder for me to get in the place mentally where I want to exercise than it is for me to get in the place mentally where I want to eat right. I hope this works, and I'm open to any suggestions anyone has for remedies.

1 comment:

  1. yum...that burger sounds soooo good!
    I totaly get the panicy feeling at the thought of not working out! (I've been going through it myself a bit lately.)
    But think about it...doesn't it feel good to know how much change you've made in your life to actually be concerned about NOT working out!