Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I am in the busiest time of year for me and my profession. I work from 8 am to 6 pm nonstop under high pressure. I get home ravenous and wound up. It literally takes me hours to wind down - no matter what I try - exercise, TV, bath, rant, etc etc. I don't especially like what I do and I hate deadlines. Deadlines are to be avoided at all cost. I do not thrive on pressure or competition. I realize that is why I don't join or enjoy challenges. I always feel like I am competing. I don't even like to compete with myself.
I am not losing weight but I am learning. I am wearing a pedometer. It has made me realize that I get less than 2000 steps a day unless I exercise. Then its 5000-7000. I have a stationary job and I like sedentary activities - reading, video games, puzzles. I am forcing myself to walk more - parking further away, carrying less and making more trips. Of course its Spring - that helps - I want to be outside. But apartments and cities lessen that some.
I love processed food and sweets. I will opt for the easiest thing to prepare. I don't like cooking. So when I take a break at work I look for easy recipes with fresh ingredients. I am also picky and refuse to eat tofu, mushrooms, mayo, etc, etc. I am making lists of healthier foods I do love and looking forward to the fresh stuff starting to show up a the farmer's market.
I love diet soda. I have researched and read. I am sticking with my diet soda for now with plenty of water in between.
I am a researcher - I have to convince myself. I read and study to make up my own mind.
By the time April 16th gets here I am going to be ready to jump on the wagon.