Yesterday when I got up I was still out of sorts because of the car deal. I don't understand why I can't just accept thing and move on. I mean I eventually do, so why do I allow myself to hold on to such a non productive frame of mind. Maybe it just takes me longer to grasp the obvious.
As I mentioned earlier I started using MyFitnessPal on Tuesday. I don't quite understand it yet but think I'll try it for awhile just to use as a diary for my food. I need to be aware of what and how much I'm eating and I can convert it into points. It's just another form of journaling. When I first entered my info, it said that I could be at 196 by sometime in September. I thought mmmm, that's okay. I'd like to be lower, but that's okay. Then I pondered further ... geez 196 that's barely under 200 ... I have so far to go. Why did I let myself get back to this point. Then more confusion. When I entered my first full day of food on Tuesday night, it said if I continued to eat like that I'd weigh 191.7 in 5 weeks. Wow, that would almost be in the 80's ... definitely feeling good about that. On Wednesday night after dinner and entering my food for the day, it said if I continued to eat like that I'd weigh 196.5 in 5 weeks. Wow, I gained 5 pounds in one night. Confusing, huh ... heart wrenching ... it could be if that's what I'd fool myself into thinking. I know that is all averages and speculation with the data that was entered but with stinkin' thinkin' I could go off the deep end.
After having all this rattling around in my brain, when I came downstairs yesterday morning, I decided to get on the scale. I had two good days under my belt, and I knew I'd see a big loss because some of it would be water, bloat from vacation, air, blood sweat and tears ... you know all of that computes to a big number when you're first getting it back together. WOW, 1.8# lost. Are you kidding me? No, that's good, I'm okay. I don't weigh in until Monday and maybe then I'll see my big number. Nothing to panic about. Stay on the plan ... check my attitude and move on.
I had a Smart Ones for lunch and took a 30 minute walk. I didn't play any games along the way, I just tried to walk and clear my mind. I'm one that thinks too much. This is just an off day emotionally and I reminded myself I'm taking one day at a time. Nothing happened that was earth shattering. I know I'm on target and I keep reminding myself it's going to be a long process without overnight results, no matter how nice that would be. I've decided to stay away from the scales until Monday morning.
While walking, I went past the Government Center and saw that a Farmer's Market was in progress. I heard they do this once a week. But amongst the fresh produce, honey and flowers were food trucks selling pizza, tacos, BBQ. There must have been 8 or 10 of them ... talk about a mixed message ... and I didn't think that one up.