Advertise on

Readers Blog: Terracotta101...The 101 on health and fitness

15lbs...3weeks, Day 9

Bear with me as I am behind in posts. I'm in the process of moving and I have just enough time and energy left over to get my workouts done. 

Day 9. I woke up Saturday excited for my going away party later in the evening. I started my day with a bootcamp class which was a great change from my daily routine. I was frustrated when after the workout I realized I had forgotten my post workout meal. Fortunately, there was a restaurant at the location in which I was able to order a 3 egg white omelet with vegetables (NO cheese), whole wheat toast (no butter), and fresh fruit. Later that evening I met with friends for a going away dinner. I went to the dinner with my usual thought that I would find the healthiest option on the menu and stick to water. I usually allow myself 1 treat meal per week but I wanted to stick to my diet plan so that I can achieve my goal of loosing 15lbs in 3 weeks. At some point I lost sight of the plan and decided to live large for my last night out in Milwaukee. I let loose enough to indulge at dinner and have a few cocktails, I had not had liquor in 2 years prior to this night. I’ve had the occasional glass of wine, but I usually stay away from liquor since one leads to two which leads to a few....and that is exactly what happened to me last night. By the fourth cocktail around 1am I was regretting this decision. I just felt sick and a bit hungry. This helped me realize how easy a night out for most people can turn into consuming empty calories through alcohol then grabbing a bite of something greasy before going home to pass out. I still managed to refrain from greasy food. I simply came home to consume as much water as I could before I passed out. Naturally I woke up the next morning feeling miserable from the night before. I thought perhaps I had put on a pound or two from the night before and would be able to put in some extra time in the gym on Sunday and work them off. I stepped on the scale to see an additional 5lbs! I was incredibly upset. It took me an entire week to drop those 5lbs and only 1night to put them back on. I was frustrated because I know better. I know that proper nutrition is 80% of the weight loss equation. I let my guard down and thought one night would not derail my progress. Not only did I consume empty calories on Saturday night, but I felt so bad on Sunday that I didn’t workout. I spent Sunday consuming water, and vitamins, resting and getting back on my diet. I spent a few minutes being upset over my actions from the previous night and then got over it and will use it as a learning experience. I have been living a healthy lifestyle for over 2 years and I have found it difficult to relate to people that go out to eat and drink on a regular basis. Last night was an opportunity for me to remember what that lifestyle is like so that I can better relate to people and to remind me of how far I have come in my own journey to a healthier life.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this and other user-submitted content do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of, its staff, its advertisers and/or its partners. This user-submitted content has not been checked for factual accuracy, and any photos uploaded have not be verified to be copyright-free. It is the user's responsibility to post text and/or photos that belong to that user and do not violate any copyright or intellectual property laws. If you feel this content is abusive, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, click to report and we will review this blog entry.

Rate this:
  • Average rating: 0.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Post your comment/review now No Talkbacks for this blog.
Post your comment/review now

Facebook comments

Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of or its staff.