An NSV, and NSF, an update on my walking challenge, and an executive decision

From the headline, this promises to be an action packed post! So much I want to say on the day before Christmas Eve. So, here goes.

An NSV

Yesterday I wasn’t feeling myself. I was home alone as my wife was battling the grocery stores. My son, who is staying with us for the Holidays, was working from a coffee shop. I had a few little things to do, but no car to get out and about. So, I did a few things in the house, and then waited patiently for people to get home. And by patiently, I mean very impatiently. By the time they got back I was antsy and restless. I hadn’t eaten dinner, because I was waiting for them, and once they came home there didn’t seem to be a plan. I went to run an errand, and when I got back I walked in on my wife wrapping a present for me (I didn’t see it, she is pretty quick).

Anyway, I was really on edge. Then I made a decision. I put on my gym clothes and headed out for a work out. I didn’t do anything intense, just 2km, but when I was done I felt better. That was my NSV for the day. I conquered my anxiety with a trip to the gym.

An NSF

Sadly, the story doesn’t end there. I came home at about 8:30, still having not had dinner. I had plenty of WW points to give, so I decided to have a sandwich. It was a nice ham and cheese on whole wheat. I added some lettuce, and a pickle on the side, then finished it off with a juicy orange. It was wonderful. By 9:00pm I was done eating. Something told me I was still hungry. Did I remember what I’ve learned and wait 20 minutes to decide whether to eat more? No! I made another sandwich. In the greater scheme of things, that 10 point sandwich isn’t the end of the world. I ended up still on points for the day because I’d eaten so little earlier. But here I was at 9:00pm eating way too much. I paid! I had indigestion all night, and when I stepped on the scale today (more on that later), I was appalled.

I would call my late night ham sandwich a non-scale fail.

Updated on the Daytona 500km Walking Challenge

With the 2km I did last night, it brought my total for the day to 12km. Here is my chart to date:

daytona

I have cracked the 200km mark with 63 days to go. I am on pace to walk 539km. In the 10 days since recovering from my cold, I have averaged 7.9km/day. I am feeling quite good. I am not sure if I am going to the gym today. If I do, it will likely be a 7km trip.

An Executive Decision

After last night’s little eating extravaganza, I stepped on the scale this morning and was up several pounds since my weigh in. Now, I know that I haven’t ..ummm.. gone potty yet, and that I haven’t worked out today. I also know that ham is salty and it’s likely I am retaining some water. Yes, yes, I know all those things. But here is the problem. While I am planning to be good through the holiday parties starting tonight, and going every night until Saturday, I also know there won’t be a good morning to weigh in. I could just say that whatever it is on Christmas morning is my weight. That was my plan when last I wrote about weigh-ins. But, if I am up that morning, then I will be depressed and food obsessed all weekend. It’s freaking Christmas for crying out loud! I don’t want that to be what I am thinking about as I am surrounded by my closest friends and family. NO!

I have made the executive decision that there will be no official weigh-in this week. My next weigh-in will be on January 2. Whatever is my weight that day I will own. Up, down or the same, and I will remember that this season is not about food, it’s about family and friends!

What’s your plan for the next week?

3 comments

  1. After so much done and accomplished, the scale still controls you that much? It is but a number my friend, but you do what you think is necessary to keep your spirits high!

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Keep up the good fight.

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  2. Bobby, this post made me chuckle. As an accountant, I see NSF, and I think, “he’s going to tell us he bounced a check?” Haha. Anyway, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to stay away from the scale this week. Today, I caught myself doing a little Christmas pre-gaming… by which, I mean, I had 3 cookies and 3 WW brownies, UGH!

    I will be weighing in on Monday, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about it. I don’t anticipate anything to astronomically go wrong, but like I said, I’m an accountant, and I NEED those numbers to complete my charts and graphs!!!!

    And congrats on your NSV!

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