Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2000 again???

Yeah, I had almost 2000 calories yesterday.  For the second day in a row.  No bueno.

That's the second day in a row, but it's weird...  All day long yesterday, the only thing I wanted was sugar.  I guess since I'd had sugar on Valentine's Day, my body was just in a sugarholic mode.  Dark chocolate covered caramel pieces are my kryptonite.  I was slightly worried that I would get myself into a slump since I didn't work out yesterday morning and didn't really have the motivation to fit it in at night, but amazingly, I'm back to normal today. 

I worked out this morning, and it's crazy how simply exercising can jump start your motivation again and push out that sugar craving.  I'm not going to say that it was easy for me to get up this morning to work out because it definitely wasn't.  I pressed the snooze button like 3-4 times and only had time to do my 1-2 level cardio exercise instead of the 3-4 level, but I burned almost 300 calories in about 45 minutes.  Not too shabby, I guess.  Plus, I feel a heck of a lot better today than I did yesterday - there isn't a "heavy" food feeling and I feel more focused. 

Isn't it weird, though, how just a few things on a daily basis make your attitude much more positive?  Like, working out, for instance.  Or, playing an instrument.  I've noticed that since I've been playing my instruments more often, I've had a better attitude.  I think what makes me happy about exercising, music, and so forth is that my work produces a result that I can visualize.  With exercising, I can see my waist shrink and the number on the scale decrease.  With music, I can see my fingers grasping the notes and hear how beautifully they sound when the notes come together.  All of these results are simply because of work.  Thomas Edison once said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."  Where would we be if we didn't have to work to achieve our goals?  Not somewhere that I'd want to experience, I'm sure. 

So anyway, it's time to work!  Hope everyone has a Happy Hump Day.  :)

Oh, and PS - I'm changing my 15 lbs lost reward to getting my acoustic guitar's action lowered and installing new strings, as well as possibly buying a travel guitar.  I think that's a WAY better treat instead of buying more music on iTunes. 


  1. hmmm....At least it was DARK chocolate?

    Just get back on that wagon lady!

  2. I had a 3 Musketeers bar a couple of days ago and I wanted one SO bad today, but I forced myself to not buy one today. It was hard and I felt like I NEEDED it. But, as I walked around Walmart and saw a couple of hugely obese women I decided I really didn't need that candy after all.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Danielle!

    Good for you for not getting one, Vikie! It's so tempting sometimes... especially when it tastes so good!