*Note: I used to be a Scientologist. I bear no grudges but I am no longer, for many reasons. I am open to discussion on the topic from curious readers.
In Scientology, there is something called the “tone scale” which is basically a scale of moods from lowest (total failure) to highest (serenity of beingness). Here’s what the chart looks like (I just love these little furry guys demonstrating all the levels for us!):
Last week I was apathetic (which is .5 on the tone scale) and now I’ve moved up to anger (1.5). So I’m making progress, at least in Scientology terms. LOL!
Yep, I’m angry. Angry with myself for eating junk, which makes me feel like crap and gain weight. Angry that I became apathetic and allowed myself to regain 3.8 pounds this week. When I did the math and realized that I overate by 13,300 calories in order to gain those pounds, I was amazed. What kind of person eats over their calorie limit by that much in just one week?!
Well, I did. And I’m angry about it. My lowest point came when I scooped some leftover mocha frosting into an ice cream bowl, sprinkled it with toffee bits, and dug in with a spoon like it was real food. Sure, it was creamy, mousse-like, and delicious, but a bowl of frosting does not a meal make! And it sure doesn’t make you feel good.
Anyway, I’m done with the yucky eating and the yucky feeling. I gave you the impression I wasn’t going to let this happen when I went on a rant about how I refused to regain my jeans-destroying thunder crotch, but I’m really getting off the junk-food kick starting now. OK, truth be told, I probably won’t be getting off of it until Sunday. But I’m getting off of it.
Weight: as mentioned, I gained 3.8 pounds. This puts me at 154.8, which is 9.8 lbs from my goal of 145 by the end of this challenge. I’ve got about 2 months to get there, so it’s still attainable but I gotta get on it.
Exercise: Despite feeling like poo, I continued exercising and got in three runs and three strength training sessions. Yay!
Veggies & vitamins: I’ve been eating veggies, but not getting in the 4 servings I set as my goal. I did take my vitamin every day.
Blood sugar: good news! My average for the week is 146, which is 15 points down from last week and only 6 points above my goal for the challenge.
So mainly it’s my food choices that I need to change and this is the week. I’m going to make it a great one! :)