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The pride cometh…

January 21st, 2011

before the slight uptick in the generally downward trend of my scale weights.

Remember that post about running?  I have a case of shin splints now, and can’t run.  Remember that post about trends and trend lines, and how little gains don’t matter.  This morning I got smacked in the face with a 1.2 pound gain.

Intellectually, I know it’s a hiccup, a bump, a bit of extra water and fiber.

Emotionally, it’s not that simple.  I spent this mornings hour long commute (5 mile drive, but first two laps to three different schools) mulling over that silly 1.2 pounds that still left me 1.2 pounds below my trend.

Some of the conversation:

Me: Meh, I was due for a bump.

Me: It’s that time of month.

Me: Do dudes have a time of month?

Me: That was the oatmeal at 11:30 last night.

Me: Nah, oatmeal is good for you this was the Baskin-Robbins from two nights ago.

Me: Right, karma sucks.

Me: You’re being silly, you’ve had blips like this before.

Me: You’re right, I need to drink more water.

Me: You’re hitting your water targets, and your hitting your calories, this is just normal, stop being a jerk and worrying about it.

Me: Well I did eat into my exercise calories a bit earlier this week, maybe…

Me: STFU, I’m not talking to you anymore.  Go cry in the corner, wimp!

image My LoseIt! friends are all on the side of the sane side of that conversation, and really they are all right.  Looking back doesn’t do me any favors, make good choices today.  Work out and exercise, drink water.  Not a time to panic or fret and only make the stress of that worse.  So I’m blogging my pain, allowing a bit of catharsis to occur from connecting with my emotions, then I’m gonna indulge in Free Bagel Friday (which is totally within my budget! woot!) and enjoy my Friday.

Enjoy yours too!

  1. jess orso
    January 21st, 2011 at 10:44 | #1

    Totally just a bump. Keep on truckin’. You’re so much on an inspiration, just hold on to that. 🙂

  2. January 21st, 2011 at 10:52 | #2

    Thanks Jess! Yep just a bump. I’m not talking to that sad sack, over analyzing, worry wort anymore. 🙂

  3. Leslie Harms
    January 21st, 2011 at 11:30 | #3

    I love this post! I actually got a bit teary because I’m going through the same conversation with myself but this is after a cumulative 23 lb weight gain since september. I’m just gonna keep in keepin’ on…glad you are too!

  4. January 21st, 2011 at 11:50 | #4

    You gotta give yourself a break, Les. Give it ten days to just understand what you’re ‘True Weight’ is, before you have a good average, you’ll kill yourself over the ups and downs. It’s just ‘data’.

    I love you, sister. You’re doing the right things!

  5. January 21st, 2011 at 17:20 | #5

    You really need to get the True Weight app for your iPhone/iTouch/iWhatever. The app will average out your weight so you’ll know where you’re actually at and where the bumps are at. That app has saved my sanity. I’ve been using it for about 8 months now. Sometimes I have conversations with my scale about how displeased I am with it, how disobedient it is, but I leave all that the minute I step off the scale and walk out the door. I have to do it that way or really…I have been known to be neurotic. It could happen again. O_o

  6. January 21st, 2011 at 20:19 | #6

    Yeah, I love the True Weight app, it helped me to know that I’m still under my trend, but still had the voices asking all these silly questions, when it was probably just a bit of extra poo. Poo is the word of the day around here!

  7. January 22nd, 2011 at 20:08 | #7

    @<fb:name linked=”false” useyou=”false” uid=”1302873383″>Jon Stueve</fb:name>
    Yeah, poo is heavy. 🙂 Next time listen to the app, not those crazy voices in your head!

  8. January 27th, 2011 at 13:49 | #8

    I have to check out the App- True Weight – and I must say, as you already noted, you’re working through the pitfalls great! I hope I manage the same because “if” I ever get to the running stage as I hate to run but maybe one day I will – I know I am going to face similar challenges with shin splits too … I just haven’t decided if running is part of my long term goals or not yet – It may be, It may not be – I think I am leaning towards cycling instead 🙂

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