Monday, February 2, 2009

2009 - Week Four - Overcoming Obstacles

Today's Weight - 335.4 (+.4/-25.4)

I averaged 2187 calories last week with the following breakdown; Carbs - 44%, Fat - 30%, Protein - 26% and Alcohol - 0%. ONE DAY ruined my week. We went on our first camping trip of the season this past weekend. The good news is that my protein crept up a little but the bad news was that some of it was a LOT of bacon and sausage. My fat intake obviously went up as well.

The weather was to be nice and we had a case of cabin fever so we packed up on Friday and went to one of the local state parks. Saturday morning included a breakfast buffet and poorly scheduled meals throughout the day. Saturday was one BIG NAHD and at the time I felt I did good but after counting it all up I was over 3300 calories for the day. Its not like I went crazy or anything BUT after doing so well up to that point this was my first real disappointment. I've kind of had the mentality to try to avoid situations where I will fail and I let myself be put into that position this past weekend and I all I can say is that I am disappointed. I know I cant be perfect all the time but I really feel as though i let myself down. I know, I know, I shouldn't shoot myself or be so hard on myself but dammit anyway.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES - I know that as being humans we are destined to fail over an over again but the judge of ones character is what we learn and how we overcome our failures. I've been there before and learned it in the past, time after time after time after time. My frustration is at my failure even though I know there will be times where things just don't go as planned. I have a hard time looking past the failure to the other six days of the week where I really did pretty good. I guess I should look on the positive side because to me the glass is generally half full. I did have a great weekend with my family and we did have some fun sitting in the lodge by the windows in the sun eating breakfast and enjoying the beautiful day.

Until next time - Keep the Faith and (I will continue to) Fight the FAT... (5 pounds this week)

1 comment:

Crunch said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. A cheat day/meal is good for our spirits and our bodies every once in a while. The change or "shock" to the system is actually good. It helps keep our bodies from getting used to the same thing day in and day out. There are a lot of diets that actually encourage it for two reasons: 1. a planned cheat day helps keep many from cheating the other SIX days. 2. it acts like a reset switch to keep our bodies making the most of the good food we put in them.

And, you are weighing yourself what .. less than 48 hours after the you stopped eating on the trip? Wanna bet over half of that food is still undigested? :)

From the mayo clinic - "Digestion time varies depending on the individual. For healthy adults, it's usually between 24 and 72 hours. After you eat, it takes about six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. Food then enters your large intestine (colon) for further digestion and absorption of water. Elimination of undigested food residue through the large intestine usually begins after 24 hours. Complete elimination from the body may take several days."

Keep up the good work and stay focused.