Gaining, Mental Images and Walking. Yeah, A Lot of Walking!

Another week has come and gone and although this past week was something of a fail, it was not as epic a fail as I thought.

I stayed within my points and calorie counts on both WW and MyFitnessPal, yet at one point during the week when I gave in and decided to weigh myself, it appeared that I had put on 5 pounds!!!  I  almost fainted and got so angry at myself!  I sort of feel like I don’t know what I did wrong, but looking at some of my food choices, I think I gave in to things that I didn’t need to give in to as often as I did.  I didn’t run out to a fast food joint or anything like that, but even though I didn’t exceed the limits set for me, I went for fewer fruits and veggies than I have been.  That is ok, it was a slap in the face to myself (insert hilarious mental picture here) and having experienced one setback means that I don’t ever want to experience it again!

I don't want this expression on my face next week!

This will NOT be my face next week!

I worked hard to get back on track and ended up taking off 3 of those pounds before my weigh day.  So, I have to report that I had a net gain of 2 pounds (said with deep sigh and hanging of head in a resigned, sad kind of way).  Not as bad as 5 pounds, but not as good as a loss of 2 or more!  I am firmly back on the wagon this week, buckled in, holding on and don’t want to fall off again anytime soon!!  The things I am going to tweak are:  making sure that I consistently ensure I drink a full amount of water every day and gobbling up lots of plant life (if you suddenly got a mental image of a cartoon giant me wreaking havoc on a jungle that I am towering over, rest assured, you are not alone…I thought the exact same thing!) to ensure more efficient fuel burning.  Oh, and walking a lot more.  Like tons.

Back on Track

Speaking of walking, I think my recent (two days ago) trip to Toronto played a big role in helping to clear off some of that weight that caused such panic, fear and all around mental anguish (<–have we not seen this type of drama queen-like exaggeration somewhere before?).  My husband had to go up for the day for work, so I decided it was a good excuse to tag along and spend the day doing my own thing, just wandering around, exploring with no one else to bore with my aimless wanderings, no time constraints other than catching the train at the end of the day, finding a cafe to have tea in or a restaurant to stop at and nibble on some lunch.  I did both.  While not a cafe, I did head to a McDonald’s that I know has outlets for people to plug in things such as mobile phones one used too much on the train so are now really low on battery power before it was even noon.  Oh, and at that Rotten Ronnie’s, I managed to be there for zero WW points!  I ordered a tea and nothing more.  In the restaurant category, I found a little sushi restaurant to eat at as well and thoroughly enjoyed a really low cal lunch.

All in all, I sometimes tend to be a little daft like a dog who just doesn’t stop doing what it enjoys and so does it beyond the point of reason (Stupid dogs:  play, swimming, etc.  Stupid me:  walking on concrete for hours).  I walked all over downtown T-dot and well, behold the result of ignoring my angry feet when they pleaded with me to stop:

Steps Steps Distance

Yep, that is what happens when left to my own devices to explore and wander without a goal or a plan.  Although walking around on concrete that much is not the greatest feeling for the tootsies, I was so happy to see those numbers!

Oh, and the train to Toronto leaves really early in the mornings.  So early the sun doesn’t even think it is right to be up at that time!  I love it when the sun does start to come up though.  I am always trying to take pictures of the sunrise.  That particular morning it was amazing!  Before it appeared over the horizon, a beam of orange light was shining straight up, like a spotlight being shone into the sky at a movie premiere (or from a pachinko parlour).  When I snapped, the way the camera caught the light made it look very different in the picture.  But absolutely brilliant!

Sunrise3

Well, off I go to get my solid night’s sleep!  Gotta get more pounds off again!

I will just leave you with this question:

We are supposed to drink 8 glasses of water each day.  Do other liquids count toward that?  Let me know what you know or think.

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About koyoandi

Gifted napper, aspiring billionaire, known to occasionally run with scissors, working on New Year Resolution to be 25% more awesome.

Posted on February 6, 2013, in Health and Fitness, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello! I believe in 8 pure glasses of water per day. Other liquids (even those with zero calories) have additives that need to be filtered by our kidneys. I wouldn’t say these other beverages are harmful, but those with caffeine will also work as a diuretic and can lead do dehydration instead of the hydration your are aiming for!

    • Makes sense! I knew that things like beverages with caffeine would work against the goal because of being diuretic. But when you point out the fact that other drinks need to be filtered by our bodies (I was thinking milk and natural fruit juice), that makes complete sense to me! I will make sure to stick to my 8 glasses regardless of what else I drink during the day!

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