Friday, November 19, 2010

Fitness Friday

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:

Horrible photo, but I was rushing to get ready for Physical Therapy.  That number is down TWO whole pounds from last week!  So I was definitely doing the Happy Dance! For real. In my bathroom. Ready to step in the shower. Happy dancin'. Oh yeah. 

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.

Body Wars:

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?


Melissa said...

Congrats on the numbers going down!! I'm with you for maintaining next week with healthy eating the first part of the week and enjoyment of the Thanksgiving meal (with some portion control!).

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! You've been doing such a conscientious job of sticking to this program that you deserve a nice night out without any consequences! I think finding time for the gym is the hardest part of my week---might be because I can always think of something else I'd rather be doing.

Sian said...

Burning calories Christmas shopping? Way to go Cheri!!

Amy said...

No Mum ... but I will tonight!
Yaaay for you Cheri - well done on the loss :-)

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Doing great! And no on stretching - really need to!

Cheryl said...

Yay good for you, you are doing great x