Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'm tired. I have a sore knee. I am grieving the death of my uncle and I am trying to adjust to a new schedule at work. In short, I'm feeling REALLY sorry for myself!!
What does that have to do with my diet? Everything! I don't want to pay attention to what I'm eating. I don't want to exercise. I just want to wallow in self pity. I'll get over it. It never lasts more than a few days. With any luck, I will survive until the weekend. Then, I'll catch up on my sleep and get my world back in order.
I have chosen to blog about this because it is a recurring theme in my life and it always throws me off track. Once I'm off track, it is often difficult to get back on track. I can say with certainty that the times that I have given up on diets have mostly happened because I became overwhelmed, felt sorry for myself, and stopped forcing myself to conform to the plan.
I honestly believe that life is like that and I expect that there will be times in everyone's life that feel overwhelming. I believe that the success of a healthy nutrition plan is contained as much in one's ability to get back on track as in the ability to manage from day to day.
This time, I'm going to be ok. I haven't lost my motivation and I will regain my balance. I do think it is an important challenge to contemplate. If any one has a suggestion for success, I would love to hear it.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hmmm...I'm not sure what happened. I missed a day. My last entry says that I posted it on Tuesday and today is clearly Thursday. Darn.
I am over tired. I think being over tired is the second largest threat to my diet...socializing is first. I have so much trouble discerning the difference between tired and hungry. Mostly, I interpret tired as hungry and I want to eat more.
As a result, I had a bit of an unintended 'splurge' day! Yikes. I guess the good news is that it is over and it is almost the weekend and that should give me an opportunity to get back on track.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hmmm...an odd thing has happened today, I got caught up in finishing my work and having after-the-meeting conversations with my colleagues and didn't manage to leave work until well beyond dinner time. I'm so hungry. I have already eaten 600 calories with lots of protien, some fibre and some carbs since I got home but I can't seem to quench my hunger. I'm in the mid-range of daily calories right now so, I think that I need to try to push through my hunger. It's just interesting because I don't really remember having this lingering feeling before. Usually when I eat, my hunger is abated and I move on. Tonight, it feels like it might not go away.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I was back to work for real today. Now, it's the end of the day, I'm ready for bed, and I still have 114 calories to get up to the minimum amount for the day. I'm definitely having a 'before bed snack' tonight but I haven't decided how I'm going to spend the calories, yet!!
I was too busy to eat and too busy to think about eating. I love this part of my job and I was excited to be back after a long summer away. I did eat three meals but they were the no nonsense eat to fuel my body kinds of meals. Now, I am left with a surplus of calories and that feels like a success, too!
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