Wednesday, September 24, 2008

148.8 - Just so you know

I'm swamped, but had to pop in to post my weight today. That carb up day did it's job--filled my muscles & body with needed glycogen stores & WHAMMO! a two pound weight gain.

But, unlike at other times when I've been dieting, this time it is NO BIG DEAL. I know what's going on with my body. It's not a mystery why I gained some weight overnight.

And, more importantly, it's weight I needed to gain. My body needs the glycogen to function properly and as a reminder than I'm not starving it, and now it knows that it doesn't have to hold on to my fat stores when I go into a carb down day tomorrow.

I got in a 3 mile run yesterday while Sophie was at swim class. Nothing extraordinary, other than I really didn't wanna but did it anyway.

Not sure what's in store for the rest of the day. DH might take the kids, or not, for my Wednesday night group power weights class. Work is so stressful right now. The folks in D.C. basically hold our future in their hands (not getting into a tangent on the financial markets, but let's just say that we truly are, without a doubt, on the edge of a precipice and it appears that we could go either way), and mentally we are both kind of a mess.

I'm saying lots of prayers for strength and clarity. And at least I'm not burying my head in a pint of Ben & Jerry's.

5 comments:

LG said...

Gosh, this makes me so happy! You can see that this is you and how your body works. You're not fretting about it and you understand yourself AND not passing judgment on yourself and your actions. Yay for you!

I'm sorry about Wall Street affecting you, Main Street. We all see the news about the guys who make $1,000,000+ and forget that there are other people far away from Wall Street who have a stake in this too. Hang in there. We're here!

Jill said...

I'll say some prayers for you - we can all use a little more strength and clarity, no?

Thanks for your words yesterday - it helped a lot. I think I need to remember why I started the blog in the first place and get back to that. =)

Heather said...

thats definitely the right attitude! its good because you know why you are up and know whats going on with your body. thats more important than a number (even though that "number" certainly seems important sometimes!)

Helen said...

I am SO NOT a diet book person, but you and Cindy have convinced me to check this one out. It's on its way from Amazon... ;-)

P.S. I'm scared about the economy too...very scary times.

Cindy...154 said...

I am glad you are posting regulary. It is fascinating to see what is going on!! Thanks!!! I hope things go ok I know there is stress right now..