Spring Fling Weigh-In, Week 4 – 03/24/10

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This week: -0 lbs
Spring Fling Challenge: -10 lbs
Overall: -25 lbs

Well, I maintained. I suppose that’s better than the alternative. I’m actually happy to have maintained, given I was traveling from last Wednesday through Sunday. But, I’m unhappy at how derailed I get after returning home from traveling…

This should come as no surprise, but I’ve found that travel always messes up whatever groove I was in beforehand. I was doing fairly well exercising, recording what I ate, making better choices, and staying within my recommended calorie range each day. On travel, all of that fell apart…except maybe the exercise, but it was mainly walking around, and was done out of necessity, not because I was making a concerted effort to “go and exercise”.

I think part of the problem is that travel just makes me tired. I’m not in my regular routine, I’m not sleeping particularly well, and things are just unfamiliar. Plus, this was a trip to a conference, where I was expected to interact with a lot of people. Don’t get me wrong…I like people, in general. But I’m very much an introvert, and I find it exhausting to interact with people, especially people I don’t know. So, when I got home on Sunday, I slept – napped 2.5 hours in the afternoon, then a full 10 hours Sunday night, and was still tired – so tired I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.

I’m feeling back to normal now (at least mostly), so I’m now working to get myself back in the groove. I MUST get on the stationary bike tonight. And, I’ll be on the real bike this weekend if the weather cooperates.

My goals for the week are simple – get back to tracking calories, make better choices, and get back to biking.


  1. Brooke said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    our weather is supposed to be gorgeous the rest of the week – i’m hoping to get out on a real bike too. i’ve just been doing spin classes lately.
    at least the conference is over right?

  2. Heather - The Sisterhood said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    Some weeks, maintenance is all you can do…and I think you had a BUSY week!
    Next week will be better and I’m sure you’ll see a loss!

  3. Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    Get that groove back, Barb! You can do it!

  4. Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    Did my comment post?? It’s being wonky for me!

  5. April said,

    March 24, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

    I agree with you 100%. Travel always messes me up because it makes me so very tired. But when I DO get back to routine, I feel so very good.

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