I pushed myself hard on the running app. I chose food carefully almost the entire week! We even had a little date night at Applebee's, and instead of opting for my usual (something with delicious mashed potatoes!) I opted for a salad...dressing on the side. I was surprised, I actually ate very little of the dressing! Yay!
Then, there was Saturday night...we opted for Cafe Rio, and I was STARVING! That was my one weak moment this past week. I gave in to the pork salad. It won. And I'm not even going to lie, it was delicious!
I weighed myself before Saturday though...and it seems all of the hard work I was doing was not registering with my body! So, I've opted to skip a week on the scale. Not because I've been bad, but because I've been super good this past week (minus my one transgression). You see, even after eating Cafe Rio, I pushed myself physically to make up for it. I started wearing my Nike Fuel Band again, and this was the result of JUST SATURDAY:
That's right...I had over 20,000 STEPS for the day! I burned 1,734 calories! (Yes, my daily average is low..I haven't been wearing it all month...) But it was my BEST DAY YET for the app! I ran on the treadmill, I busted myself around the house cleaning all day, I walked that night outside, and I ran again! Seriously, I'm still sore from Saturday! So my little Cafe Rio slip up was not such a slip up...you see, I still have to eat the things I love. Just not all the time!
But, back to my scale dilemma. After working hard all week, focusing on my running...focusing on my eating...I'm afraid if I step on the scale and don't see a significant loss I will be crushed! I know the work isn't always seen immediately, but it should be! And it's discouraging if I don't see it. And right now I'm kinda fragile. So I'm going to work hard again this week....then I PROMISE I will post a weight next Tuesday come good or bad!
I am feeling too good right now when I run to jeopardize stupid head games! The weight will fall off eventually, I'm confident...but I know I haven't been consistent for very long yet, therefore my body needs to catch up to my work. (Call it an excuse if you want...but I don't think it is.) (I think it's me realizing the scale can't always determine me, and I have to overcome that side of me...)