Transformation – Damn the Scales!
I downloaded the Fitbit mobile app and I love it! The online dashboard syncs automatically and shows the big picture very nicely while the mobile apps make log entries fairly effortless. I like it! Getting into the habit of logging meals and snacks promptly should be a piece of cake (so to speak).
Yesterday, I started keeping a proper food log and discovered that despite my penchant for potato chips, I normally run on a caloric deficit. (I usually stick to the same meals, snacks and overall foods and didn’t change anything about my normal eating yesterday.) Interestingly, I’ve been gaining a pound a day this week. (#FuckHormones)
*For various reasons, I haven’t been sleeping as much as I should every night this week. This is likely a factor in the weight flux as well.
So back to the Fitbit app – I’ve been keeping track of my water and food intake and both are looking really good. I’m pleased with this aspect of the app and it gives me some satisfaction to know that my food intake has been on track.
Because I know that true transformation for me requires the dialing in of several factors: sleep, exercise, nutrition, and supplementation to the point where they all intersect perfectly. I don’t care what anyone says, transformation after age 40 and two kids is a whole different ball game.
I’ve been exercising moderately, eating right, and taking my vitamins daily so sleep and hormones are likely the “X” factors this week.
Last night, I went to bed at 1am, was up at 4 and then again at 4:45 to take our two adopted cats to the vet for spaying. When we couldn’t capture both of them, the appointment was canceled, I took a walk, and then went back to bed for 4 hours. While you can add it all up as just over 8 hours of sleep, it doesn’t have the same effect as 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I can tell that just from this hangover feeling I have.
On the upside, I did discover that my neighborhood is very busy between 6:30 and 7am. (I usually sleep from 1-9am.)
So there’s my transformation-in-progress report for today. Here’s hoping I can dial in a little better tomorrow.