Thursday, June 3, 2010

Feeling Pretty

Yesterday I burned about 400 less calories than the day before! Husbandcake wanted to watch tv last night and I was not feeling the sitting around being lazy, which was a great feeling.  We ended up compromising - we started watching the series 24 and I got on the exercise bike.  3 episodes, about 7 miles. Not bad - but I really thought it would burn more calories than it did!

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2129 calories
Consumed 1641 calories (nearly half of that was my dinner...I guess fried rice is one of those things that is not going to have a place in my life anymore!)
Deficit of 488 calories

I got my hair done yesterday...I finally feel human again!  I love getting my hair cut, colored, anything - it's that bit of pampering that I always feel good to spend money on because when you are well into going grey at 29 it is no luxury, it's a necessity!!  My stylist, who I absolutely adore, was talking to me about trying new things with my hair that would require more upkeep and I was just thinking about how nice that sounds...and I had a great thought.

I am one of those people who definitely wants to reward themselves with food.  I lost 2 pounds?  Awesome, that means I can get a cupcake!  I worked out for an hour?  Fabulous, let me snag a Red Vine - it's just one after all...and even though I know I'm sabotaging myself I just never thought there was another reward that could take its place.  Except...I sure do like getting my hair done...

So I think from here on out I am going to try something.  The next time I go in I will go ahead and get a color that requires more upkeep and then go in as my reward.  I don't know yet if it will be pounds lost, hours exercising or calories burned but I'll figure out a system and if I don't do it - well then I can just have ugly roots showing and that will teach me!

Hopefully I will be able to get by with a reward that isn't instant gratification!  It will be tough though, I know that it's tempting when I get post-workout munchies to not feel that I deserve something sugary.  I have to also remember that I DESERVE to stay on track, reach my weight goal and live a healthier life!


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