Chalk another win up for Mr. Hyde. I was having a great day and early evening but once again the late evening was mauled by the appearance of Mr. Hyde. The scale responded appropriately this morning.
I knew I was going to get smacked by the scale this morning and it didn’t disappoint. My caloric intake was a bit high but I think it is once again mainly water so I should dip down again tomorrow. Maybe not, I didn’t ride today.
Yesterday’s Meal Plan
Breakfast – Oatmeal
Lunch – Red beans and rice with sausage
Dinner – Beef Shish Kabob with onions, peppers and tomatoes. Roasted green beans. Yummy dinner. Thanks Margaret & Pat!
Snack – Late night red beans and rice insanity!
Calories – 2500
Biking – 473
Net Calories – 2027
About 9pm the wheels fell off and I went all Mr Hyde on the fridge. 😛
I did an early ride and it was HOT. I really haven’t been able to figure out the wind lately. It seems to be hitting me no matter which direction I ride. It hasn’t beat me up too badly but it also hasn’t aided me any.
My legs were a bit wobbly after the 20 mile ride on Monday. I was a tad weaker than on the Monday ride.
I might try another 20 mile ride on Saturday because the temp is supposed to be a high of 80. Woot. Hopefully we will say goodbye to the 90s for good.
Road Marker 410 – 10 Miles
Tip Of The Day
I’m going to steal a few tips from my friend over at TestingTrueChange. There is a link to his blog over there on the right side of the page and below.
1. Positivity-I have found that being positive is so important towards living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. When I approach a situation with positivity rather than doubt or negativity I find it to be much more fulfilling. Rather than think of losing weight as a long drawn out process, I saw it as an opportunity to become healthier as well as play sports in a better way.
2. Forgiving Myself-Yes, I make mistakes and plenty of them! This whole weekend can attest to that. But, the main thing I remind myself is that I can always start new the next day. This journey is not a competition with anyone and especially not with myself. I don’t let health become a competition. I try to let fitness and even running times be a competition but not weight loss or general health.
3. Consistency-To go along with that last point, an incredibly important factor in this journey has been the ability to stay consistent. If I make a mistake I just get right back to what I was doing before. I try to be consistent so both my brain and body know what to expect and how to react.
Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Just a great post and he is so right. Those really are strong keys to continued success and they mirror what I have had to endure the last few weeks of maintenance. I’ve had to stay positive as that stinking scale moved up, and I have had to forgive myself for a few blunders and I need to get back to the consistent behavior that helped me drop 150 pounds.
Great post. http://testingtruechange.com/
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow