Monday, October 20, 2008

151.2 - Trying to get back to normal

Last week was so far from my new normal, it went full circle back to my old normal.

Bad food (oh so much bad food), no exercise, not enough sleep, and lots of stress.

I don't like the old normal. At all. It's scary how easy it is to fall back into old habits. Turns out, no matter how long I've been "good," the bad habits are not far under the surface. All it takes to let them out is sick kids, my own sickness, and an out of town husband.

Rarely am I excited about Mondays. But today, I was. The hubs got home last night at 9 p.m. I finally am starting to feel better. The kids are all better (knock wood). The weather is gorgeous. And today is a fresh start for my new normal.

My food today is carb down style, since I ate my young son's weight in sugar and starch this weekend. I'm planning for a few carb down days to get the water weight off and get my body used to good food again. Exercise may have to wait until tomorrow. We have a client coming in today at 4, so I can't run until after the kids are in bed (unfortunately, the grocery store wins out over the gym at 5:30 p.m. today, because we need some good food in the house), and I'm not holding out for that to happen.

I'm not letting the weight gain bother me. My clothes still fit. One week off isn't the end of the world. If anything, it taught me a good lesson. I felt like crap eating all that junk and not working out (of course, the sinus infection/cold didn't help).

And I don't want the old normal to become my normal normal, ever again.


MCM Mama said...

Sorry you had a rough week. Glad to hear things are settling down and you can get back on track!

Vickie said...

sick kids are HARD - glad everyone is on the mend.

Heather said...

oh I can definitely relate! I had a bad food weekend as well, and it IS scary how fast bad habits return. but I know you have things under control and you always jump back into your plan really easily so at least you dont let the bad habits last very long.

Anonymous said...

You ARE successful, you just have to reclaim what you own. Welcome back!


debby said...

Hi Laura, Seems everyone in blogworld is dealing with the same thing. I love your line 'the bad habits are not far under the surface.' Amen, sister. That's what happened to me the past few days. But now I am home, where my food is safe, and choices are easier to make, and all my bloggy friends are right there in the little box on my desk. Good to hear from you.

Jill said...

Ooooh, I hear ya sister. Loud and clear. I've been on a carb-fest for the last few weeks and finally realized THAT's why I've been feeling so sluggish and awful lately. Let me clarify that - I've been on a sugar/starch/refined carb-fest - not a whole grain to be found anywhere. But I'm getting back to my new normal too, so hopefully I can get out of this funk.

Here's to embracing the new normal - may we never get stuck in our old normals again! *glasses clink*

Cindy...154 said...

I ate an entire bag of mini kit kats in a 24 hour period. I had them for dinner last night while stressing about my trip. It was a low carb day until that happened...That's kind of what life has been like for me the past week or so, do real good on low carb days and then have some weird candy thing and then get back on the deal. My weight appears stable but I have not lost anything more. I am sure you will recover. Rough weeks are like If I carb down immediately after a lapse of old behavior I feel stable in no time at all. I leave for Ohio this afternoon and will be back on Friday..I get real nervous before trips..and I want to pack everything but the kitchen sink. I am usually well behaved with food on trips. Hang in there!