Monday, January 4, 2010

Motivational Monday...First of 2010!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I got on the scale this morning. Since I didn't get to weigh in last week while I was sick with my lovely sinus infection, this was going to reflect the past two weeks, which include Christmas and New Year's. I stepped on and held my breath. I gained 3.2 pounds over the holidays, putting me back up to 196.2.

Now, I did indulge somewhat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but otherwise I haven't. For the past week and a half, I've actually hardly eaten anything, because it was hard to swallow and I really didn't even have an appetite. I was too sick to go to my New Year's Eve party, so I definitely didn't have any goodies then. I drank a ton of water, as much for clearing out the sinus infection as for weight loss.

Of course, the flip side of this is that I was so sick that I was in bed most of the time, and exercise was out of the question since I was weak and constantly coughing. Lack of exercise didn't help, even though I didn't eat much. (Although I still think the coughing counts as a chest, stomach, and back muscles are sure feeling it!) So...I just have to take it for what it is and start again from here. I am now feeling much better, so I have a date this evening with my treadmill. Back to getting the job done. It was driving me crazy having to just lay around all of that time; a day or two isn't bad, but once I got past that I started going stir crazy.

My motivational people for this week are the cast of Biggest Loser Season 9, which starts tomorrow night. As we follow their journeys, let us be inspired and move ourselves forward on our own journeys. I can't wait to kick butt in about you?


~*~ Beckie ~*~ said...

Sorry to hear about the weight gain, but considering the average American gains 7-15 lbs over the holidays, you still didn't do all that bad. I know, it's still frustrating. But, FANTASTIC positive attitude, lady! Good luck... have an AWESOME 2010! :-)

Marcelle said...

I've been in hospital for the last 9 days, going home today, have been tracking as have had an appetite and walking the hospital stairs - but not fearing the scale next week...I just want to get healthy again...well I am healthy again...( positive thoughts Marcelle )

Don't worry about the small gain, you will be on your feet and on your program with the help and motivation of TBL, wish I could see in Germany, we so many series behind.

WriterMarie said...

Thanks Beckie and Marcelle! Glad you are out of the hospital finally...feel better! I get to write about BL tonight for the Real Reality Tour website too, so I'm extra excited! :o)

Lynn said...

I'm afraid to get on the scale. Not that I own one. (I had one but I buried it next to the compost bin!)