I'm having an off day. I woke up cranky this morning and my crankiness increased when I stepped on the scale (Friday is my official weigh in day) and I haven't lost a single ounce all week. The first two weeks of the diet the weight fell off really quickly and now...nothing. Nothing has changed, I'm still doing great on the diet and exercising every day, the scale just didn't move this week.
I've given myself several pep talks today. I know that sometimes when you start exercising and building muscle (and I definitely am with the bike riding) that your body looks better but the scale doesn't move at first. I know it's normal to go a week without losing weight when you're dieting, I keep reminding myself that diet and exercise is good for me regardless of what the scale says and that I started this because I wanted to feel better, it wasn't supposed to be about the numbers. I know all of that, but let's be honest, when you're dieting it's always about the numbers! I kept telling myself when I first started this whole thing that the number on the scale didn't matter. I just wanted to be healthier and feel better. It was all a big lie, I want to see that scale move, darn it!! :)
so I was a little cranky when I set out on my bike ride this morning. I was sluggish and not really into it, but I pushed through. I always force myself to go farther when I'm in a bad mood. I went almost six miles today. It's like I have to prove to myself that I can push through the sluggishness and not give up. On the days I think I can only do three miles I do six just to prove to myself that I can. When the defeatist attitiude creeps in I squash it with an extra lap through the park. I'm training myself to stop being a whiner and suck it up, lol.
And then I come on my blog and whine about not losing weight, so I'm not so sure if all that training is working yet. I'm still a work in progress. :)
So then I got home from my ride, took a shower and sat down to do my nails, which are still getting long and pretty, by the way! I actually had to file them down the other day because they were too long! I can't remember the last time in my life that that happened.
Anyway, I painted my nails and then tossed the bottle of nail polish into the big tote that I keep all my nail polish in. I didn't toss it hard or anything, not any different than I usually do, but it must have hit another bottle at exactly the right spot or something and the bottle shattered. Nail polish and glass all over the place. It was a gigantic mess to clean up and cleaning everything with acetone ruined the polish job I had just done on my nails, so I had to start over. My bedroom reeks of acetone now. Super awesome.
But in good news my heart palpitations are somewhat better today! They've gone from being super awful to just mildly annoying. I'll take it.
In other positive news, Shawn and I have been trying to get out more in the evenings by ourselves and last night we had a fun date to the grocery store (that sounds really sad, doesn't it?!). The other day we won two free donut coupons from a grocery store instant win game and last night we had enough calories left that we decided to get out of the house for half an hour and redeem our free donuts. We were like little kids in the car trying to hurry and finish our donuts before we got home so we wouldn't have to share with the kids, lol. Hey, when you're on a diet and someone gives you a free donut, you don't share with anyone!! I love spending time with Shawn. In case I haven't mentioned it lately, I love that man. :)
Ok, so now I'm going to go think about dinner and do something productive with the rest of my day! All that talk about donuts has made me hungry!