Monday, March 19, 2012
Out of Sorts
We celebrated my father-in-law's 84th birthday over the weekend. Just a simple family get-together. He wanted pasta and no one wanted to cook so meatballs, sausages, sauce, and garlic bread were purchased from his favorite Italian place. We actually did cook the spaghetti to go with, and a salad was served to top it off. He requested the Pecan Pie Cake that I had for my birthday so, of course, I made it. What an experience that was. The end result is delicious but that cake is time intensive to make. Because the cake itself is a chiffon style, egg whites have to be beaten then folded in so I was glad I had both a stand mixer and a hand mixer at my disposal. Most definitely worth the work but between that and the richness of the ingredients, also most definitely a special occasion only cake. We did not torture him by putting 84 candles on it, rather I bought the number style candles and served it with real whipped cream. He was happy.
I don't know what is going on with me but I have felt "off" ever since the time change. Just slightly..... not right. Weird. I felt that way all last week haven't yet been able to shake it. That offness actually reflected in my weigh-in as well.
I started to get upset about this because what you see there is exactly what I did the entire month of February - lose one week, gain the next. Not to mention that this weight puts me exactly back where I was at the end of January. (Alex, I'll take "Plateau" for $1000.) The more I thought about it, and sorted my feelings out, the more I knew it would do no good to be upset and in fact, sometimes stressing actually further hampers progress.
I spent a lot of time over the weekend reflecting on the things Chris wrote in her blog last week about how much harder it is the closer you get to goal - and also on some of the comments I got on Friday's blog from people who are in maintenance. Ultimately my thought process led me to what I know: I am eating very healthy and this is just a blip on the radar. My process this week is that I am going to just eat a bit less food - nothing drastic - maybe cut out a snack or take a couple less ounces of protein. It's doable.
I got on Facebook briefly this morning and as things sometimes happen,s aw this status update which I believe was meant for me, even though the person who wrote it doesn't know that.
Your perspective on an issue influences the mindset you'll have
while accomplishing the task.
A good reminder for all of us, no matter what we are trying to accomplish.