Friday, October 19, 2012
The aftermath and a giveaway
The first two workouts I did coming back were hard and seemed to stretch out forever. Thankfully the rest of the week got easier but there is nothing to slap the sense of a little time off from your regular routine than those first two workouts. You feel so much heavier and not just the weight you put on but like 50-70 lbs heavier. Everything flops harder, hangs lower and even the weights feel heavier. That week was the best my sprained thumb has felt in months and I'll be danged if it isn't all screwed up again after 2 1/2 pretty minimal strength sessions this week. I've been keeping all of my meals on the low end of my calorie range instead of calorie cycling so I could hopefully get more off quicker.
I've got 11 lbs off so far and hoping to have the rest of that particular gain off soon! I say that particular gain because like an idiot we went ahead and had our high cal day the day before we left so I had my usual "you're up 5 pounds even though you barely ate enough calories to warrant a one pound gain." So yeah, I guess you could call it a 17 lb gain from my "lowest weight" of 279 (5 from high cal day then the 12 from the trip) but with the 11 off I've got 6 more to go and given it's coming off 2-3 lbs per day, I'm hoping Sunday morning will show me a little love. (Since Sunday is the Mr's party, we're flip flopping high cal day to Sunday so we can enjoy without worrying about it) Man, wouldn't it be nice if it came off 2 lbs per day all the time. *sinking back in my chair and dreaming of a world where that's possible.* But still 11 lbs over the course of 4 days is a good start and I usually say if I can come back from a trip like that with about a 4-5 lb gain after a week back on the plan, I'm okay with it.
It amazes me that when we would be in this situation years ago that we'd look at the scale, get depressed about the gain, eat because we were depressed, not exercise because "why bother?" and let it roll out of control. All it took was to get right back to the routine and things would've gotten back on track. It just sucks it takes so long to learn an easy lesson. *Sigh*
While I was gone, I brought a lucky reader back a little souvenir! For those who don't know, northern Michigan is considered the cherry capital so of course I had to spread the cherry love.
We got hooked on these dried cherries covered in milk chocolate (SO good!) from this great place called Cherry Stop and on the Mr's birthday picked up a jar of sweet cherry jam from The Cherry Hut. My mother in law likes to do this appetizer when you soften a block of cream cheese then pour the cherry jam over the top and scoop crackers in it. Might be fun for the upcoming holidays...if it makes it that long.
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