Sunday, October 10, 2010

Victory

Imagine being in a world where 5 workouts and 2200 calories burned, all while sticking to your daily Points allowance, results in a gain of 0.4 lbs.


Now imagine me, not throwing my usual pity party and splurging all weekend, but instead, stomping my foot, crossing my arms, proclaiming the unfairness of the situation and moving on.


Because splurging for me this weekend meant adding cheese to my 6" subway (gasp), and ordering a chocolate chip cookie to go with it.


It did not mean indulging in the free bagels that were so graciously brought to work for us this weekend. 


It did not mean inhaling the pad thai and peanut sauce that someone provided for us at work.


It did mean picking up a meal at McDonald's on my way home from work. But those points are accounted for.


So while I was obviously not victorious on the scale this weekend, I did find victories elsewhere.


Which, for me, is kind of a big deal.

4 comments:

Weightless said...

I'd say the .4 is either muscle gain or water weight. My body has done similar things, only to lose the weight the next week. Good for you to find victories else where. As long as you stay on track, diet and exercise the weight will come off.

One thing I tell myself is, as long as it took to gain, it will take to lose. You're doing great and I really love your outlook.

Jess(ica) said...

WTG on those victories this weekend, Kendra! Sorry to hear that the scale wasn't cooperative, but as Weightless said- sometimes muscle gain or water weight can give an inacurate reading. Keep pushing forward and don't look back!

Kimberlynn said...

The scale can be so fickle...it WILL show up though, but rarely when we think it should. Just keep on doing the next right thing. You're already doing that with being so positive!!!

Deb said...

As far as I'm concerned, anything under half a pound means you maintained, not gained. Seriously, you could pee or change your clothes to lose 0.4 pounds.

Having said that, congratulations on staying strong despite it. Those weeks where we maintain or gain are hard mentally, but I think they're part of what makes us stronger in the long run.

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