Friday, May 28, 2010


Chicago!, originally uploaded by mfcstotler.

Not the city....not the musical....the band. Yes, we went to see them last night in Lancaster, PA. Good show, although the crowd was a bit sluggish (very old, actually....I felt positively like a baby.....definitely one of the youngest in the crowd).

So eating yesterday...ughhh For that matter, eating this week.....uggghhhh. I've totally lost control. Ok, wait, not totally. I haven't eaten tons of cake and tons of sugar. I've eaten too many carbs. meals for the last few days.......sandwiches. I've been sorely lacking in my fruits and veggies.

Drinking? Water...what's that? I actually was doing ok through Tuesday...and then started to slip on Wednesday.....and yesterday....well, I did buy one bottle of water in our travels....not that I drank it. I did however drink a FREAKIN' TON of diet soda yesterday!

Exercise? Lets say non-existent. I've done some active things.....and I did go to Zumba the other night. I fell into the trap of "I don't feel well....definitely not 100%, so I"m not going to exercise". So I haven't really exercised much. Not cool.

Extenuating circumstances.....a concert, some light traveling, the first time in 2 weeks that I've had any time off with my husband. (the last few weeks have been me waking up and leaving for work while he's stlil asleep......I get home from work and he's gone and doesn't get home until midnight or later......and by then I'm either already asleep or halfway threre.) , being sick. have I had valid excuses as to why my behavior has gone haywire? Well absolutely. BUT are there these excuses usable? NO NO NO.....I could have and should have kept it under control. Those situations are really no reason to eat. No reason to not exercise. No reason to skip my water drinking or veggies. But at least I know WHY I will be posting a bad week on the scales at my meeting tomorrow.

Soooo how does one actually make it to string 2 good weigh in weeks back to back. I seem to do one good one and then fall apart. What's up with this? It's something I want soooo darn badly, yet I'm failing miserable....through no fault buy my own!


bbubblyb said...

Glad to had a good time at the concert. Sorry you haven't been feeling well though. Hope you get to feeling 100%. I know what you mean about that making you make poor choices. Here's to a better week for both of us.

Manon~ said...

Extenuating circumstances this week, but you posed a question about why you cant string two good weeks together.

There are those, that step on the scale, and the scale says, 'what-oh sunshine, you lost a pound today' and the person listening says 'goodee-gumdrops if I do that again, it will be two pounds' -- Then there are those that get on the scale, and the scale says 'Hey-up who's a twinkle-toes today - you are down a pound' and the person listening says..'goodee-gumdrops where's the donuts'.

I have a sneaking suspicion that the 'good week - bad week' thing is a similar situation. We get on the scales and they say 'Oh wowser! what you been up to skinny lady'...we dance around patting ourselves on the back, and then let up a bit, just a tad, teensy weensy, that allows those 'just this one' and those 'its only 50 calories' thoughts free reign, and cos we are nutty as fruit cakes, we start believing our own publicity. All those little 20 calories bits add up to the disappointing weeks, and scales that tell lies, which pulls us up by the boot straps so that we stop listening to the nutty thinking. And hey presto, the scales start talking nicely to us again. But I am not telling you anything you dont already know I am sure.

Sevenbeads said...

Chicago ... I went to their concert at the Philadelphia Spectrum in ... 1973. OMG! Who is older? Them or me? I still play their CDs in the car. Glad you got to hear this classic band!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Hi MaryFran
I awarded you the Beautiful Blogger award. You can come get your award at my blog! Love your blog!!

Unknown said...

Maybe you need to set very clear goals for each week. I know the goals on my blog may seem "strict" in a sense, but they are very clear and easy for me to tell if I've met them or not, and they are exactly as strict as I need in order to see the results I want.

Anita said...

I was reading your blog last year, then I had to be off-line awhile. I'm back.
I, too, am making "a new start"....every day!
Let's don't beat ourselves up. Enuf with the guilt and shame already.
Let's be glad we CAN make a New Start!