Tales from the Scale:
Funny story. I chose Friday as my "weigh in" day because I read somewhere (I think on MFP) that if you weigh in on Friday, you've had all week to correct the mistakes of the weekend... whereas if you weigh in on Monday (which always seemed so logical), all those weekend OOPS's are there in the numbers on the scale. Which may be more honest, but is definitely de-motivating. And I need all the motivation I can get!
In theory the Friday weigh in is a good thing... except maybe when you go out for a fancy dinner with your husband on a Thursday night. Or the Friday morning after Thanksgiving dinner! Last night I met Jay for dinner at Capital Grille - a very upscale fine dining place (he had a gift card) - and I definitely enjoyed myself. Lobster Bisque, Delmonico Steak, sauteed spinach, fresh bread. Finished off with bit of cheesecake shared with Jay.
So, I was expecting the worst when I stepped on the scale this morning. Imagine my elation when it held steady at the number it had been reporting for the past several days:
I suspect I was able to get away with yesterday's off-the-chart meal because it followed an hour and a half of sprinting through the Mall and weight lifting heavy packages while shopping for Christmas gifts. That has to have burned some significant calories!
My goal for next Friday.... To be able to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner and all the naughty treats (Apple Pie and Vanilla ice cream, here I come!) but that I managed to hold steady with this happy number. I'll be working on really watching myself the early part of the week and then watching portion control on Thanksgiving itself.
Physical Therapy continues to go well. They've upped my reps on the leg press and added a few new things to my program. The program now takes a full hour and honestly tires me out! I've had precious little time to get to the gym. Need to work on that. Just a reminder... have you stretched today?