Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday (hence why there was no post). I went to kick boxing in the morning, then went out to lunch, saw Transformers (save your money) and out to dinner. The gift to myself? My weight is up 3 pounds today. Not an official weigh-in day, I was just curious.

My lunch was not too bad but I did eat some tortilla chips. Dinner was another story. We did not eat until 8:30. I ate more tortilla chips (with black beans, salsa and queso). I ordered cheesy, beany nachos with steak. I slathered them with some guac and sour cream, piled it high with pico de gallo (the most perfect food ever) and lettuce and pigged out. So delicious! At least I did not eat them all.

Oh, I am not finished yet. I also had 2 margaritas (on the rocks with salt - mmmm, salt). When I got home, I had a small slice of carrot cake. I may not be a huge fan of carrot cake but I am a huge fan of cream cheese frosting. I think I ate this mostly because I was slightly drunk and thought "Hey it's my birthday, my cheat meal - make it count!"

Today I got up and got back on the horse. I stuck to my calorie allotment, exercised and drank lots of water. Hopefully some of that weight will go away fast (damn, salt - but yes, I love it). I had NO pep in my step today folks.

Here is what I realized:
  1. My body is not used to eating like this anymore and it does not like it. Your diet is a HUGE contributing factor in how you live your life.
  2. You have to get right back on the horse or it will spiral out of control.
  3. No wonder so many people are obese. It is a pattern. Bad eating = don't want to exercise, no exercise = no energy, no energy = bad eating (cheap, fast and easy food), back to the beginning and repeat.
  4. What we are doing is hard and we should give ourselves more credit for sticking with it.
  5. Naps are awesome. I could not have made it through today without one.
  6. Bad eating really sticks with you because even now (almost 24 hours later) I still feel sluggish.
  7. I also may have over-reacted when I sent a text to my trainer telling him we may have to change my diet (somehow I knew this week would be bad besides it being my birthday - some stressful family crap).

I may go to bed early tonight. I have a BIG double workout day tomorrow. I still did my workouts this week and can feel some soreness and progression in my body. I can also feel my bloated belly. It seems like sometimes I am just working against myself.

It can always be worse. I really feel for the families of those who lost loved ones today. Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson were both so young. All the more reason for me to focus on my good health. Hope you all are having a super week, Friday is almost here.


tisha said...

*Happy belated Birthday to you!* So, your birthday celebration resembled several of my past ones and oh...what fun they were. I'm sure your next weigh-in will be better without that salt-rimmed mega-delish-margaria.

Shelley said...

Happy birthday - sounds like you had a great day, and that's whats important! Glad you see how eating the wrongs foods can send you into a downward spiral, and good on ya for getting back to the workout!

jo said...

Happy Birthday!!! A day late and a dollar short. ;-)

Lisa said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

wildfluffysheep said...

Happy birthday! :D Birthdays are meant for splurging! I hear you on the bad eating. I had one fatty meal and my skin broke out in spots in protest. like what the hell are you doing to me?

*high fives* to the BIG double workout

Aimee said...

happy birthday! (even if a lil late) sounds like you enjoyed your day...i LOVE birthdays.

and yay for getting right back on track. :)