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So, I was feeling really good and then...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

...Tuesday I went on a cleaning binge.

I mean, that's better then the binge I went on Saturday...which included...no, consisted of...a whole medium hand tossed Domino's Ultimate Pepperoni pizza...AFTER dinner. Yes, I had a complete day of my usual [now] healthy eating. THEN, because I had been stressed all day and just felt completely crazy, I went online and ordered pizza...at 9pm.

I had loads of time to think it over...still ate it. It's a stubborn Taurus thing. Also? I started my period the next day. So. Apparently, also a crazy hormone induced thing. Which is hard to schedule or prevent, because menopause makes the periods...well, it is completely unpredictable. NO rhyme or reason. ESPECIALLY not reason. Gah.

Anyhow, to my credit [falling down in hysterical laughter here] I stopped there, rather than proceed to my old usual of a week long eating-whatever-steps-into-my-
path fest. Still the damage was done...sodium-wise. I gained, get this...between the hormones and the pizza? 5.3 pounds. FIVE point THREE POUNDS. OVERNIGHT.

It is now Thursday...almost a week later. I still have .4 to go to get back to where I was on Saturday morning. *sigh* Two steps forward, a half step back. Lesson learned. I hope.

Anyhow, TUESDAY, I was feeling a better and they were calling for the possibility of storms, including a tornado watch...and the closet we use for tornado warnings was in less than perfect shape. We COULD have gotten in there in a real emergency, but I usually have it set up in a way that we would actually be comfortable and have a place to sit.

So, I got a fire under me and reorganized all my clothes, put winter stuff up and hung the least used things way up at the ceiling [tall ceilings in TX, even in the closet and usually a rod way up there] and folded and shoved and moved and climbed up and down and over between two step stools...I was like a freaking mountain goat, I tell you!! Most of what I did was over my head or at chest level.

I felt so good about that, I went to the family room and moved the furniture into the "summer" configuration. In the summer, my windows to the backyard are the focal point; in the winter, it's the fireplace. So...moved a loveseat, chaise, recliner, slate/wrought iron coffee table and matching end table from one side, to the other, flip flopping them.

Between the two rooms, it took me almost 2 hours. I was sweating and really working the whole time. I felt like I got an excellent workout - I was really happy with myself. Wednesday I got up, took a deep breath to yawn and nearly collapsed from pain. Between my shoulder blades was a pain that was like someone stabbing me! I am so mad. I did rest it yesterday and iced it and took NSAIDs. I still have it today, but at least I can take a breath without grunting. Good grief.

Today, I got on the bike for an hour because it's the only thing I can do without horrible pain and still work up a sweat. At least there's that.

All in all, I am broken, but I'm not letting it stop me. And I screwed up, but I'm not letting it define me. I think I am calling it a win.
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  • TIPYRAIN
    Been there done that! Not pizza but powdered sugar cocoa powder & weight watchers cream cheese just for starters!!! Add fruit loops, mixed w/ marshmellows & country crock lite butter, a lot, and oh don't forget 84 grams of cake mix out of the box!!! All this between 2AM & 4AM! IT IS a Taurus thing!!!! You r doing really good at getting it back down. Chalk it up to "just one of those things". Take from it what you can. emoticon emoticon
    3514 days ago
  • AMAS92568
    I feel for you on the pizza thing. It happens.

    Great job on the spring cleaning...just wish the injury hadn't occurred.

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    3514 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2514968
    It's definitely a win!
    Hugs,
    WW
    3514 days ago
  • TURTLERASKIN
    Hey, look, you did what you could and then you channeled your energy in a constructive manner. Take it as a win!
    3514 days ago
  • HEATHER409
    You rock! At least you ordered a medium & not a large, right? I'm usually the silver lining girl, please excuse me. Anyways, I'm jealous. I need to do all of that in my house too, but there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day!
    3514 days ago
  • KASSIANDORA
    Awesome that you were able to bounce back. I have a problem with messing up and then feeling sorry for myself and letting that be an excuse to just eat whatever I want when I want.
    3514 days ago
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