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Saturday, October 27, 2012

I am so frustrated with myself. First off I haven't tracked my food in five days! Ridiculous. I use to come home and religiously track everything I ate. Now I constantly forget. What's worse is I am starting to fall back into old eating habits because I am not carefully monitoring my food intake. Argh! Second, I am getting slower! I use to walk a mile in 16 minutes. Now it's about 17-17.5 minutes before I make it home. I am slipping away from my weight loss journey and am really struggling to find the will power to stay on target.

I mostly attribute all this nonsense to stress at work. I just come home drained everyday from trying to keep up with all the shenanigans and there's simply not enough emotional energy for anything else. I am not really sure what to do about it either. All the little tricks aren't really working. I feel like this is getting out of control. I need a personal life outside of work and this nonsense of coming home lethargic everyday is killing my personal goals.

There are big things for me to do in this life. Started learning Chinese at the beginning of the year but I haven't touched my lessons in months because of my damned stresses at work. I just wonder how I am going to accomplish my dreams if job after job after job saps my energy levels. I was loosing about 1.5 pounds a weeks for awhile damnit! What happened?!

I might have to look for another job with less stress. Or go to graduate school like I always wanted to. Either one because this is unsustainable.

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BUFFY624 10/27/2012 5:27PM

    There's always a "fresh" start!

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KARENQUEEN1 10/27/2012 5:18PM

  You can get back on track! I get disgusted with myself at times but I never give up.

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Still struggling to get back on track

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Alrighty my job is really getting me off track in a very distracting way. It so bad that I am not sleeping at night thinking about problems coming on Monday morning. I am really struggling to get my thoughts headed back in the right direction on ME and what I NEED to accomplish. Does anyone face similar problems? Any tips on getting back on track?

Well on a happy note.. i got my replacement pedometer! At least I can start counting my steps again. Still walking too! On Day 36!

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LJOYCE55 10/22/2012 7:57PM

  Sometimes just a minute or two of meditation helps me stop the worrying and concentrate on just one or two things at a time. Accomplishments, however small, help me feel more in control.

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ERICADAWN1986 10/21/2012 6:54PM

    Yes, work can be very stressful sometimes but in order to stay on track I blog my weekly workout plans and sometimes a few nutrition goals for the week and use it like a checklist. It takes the guesswork out of my week and it forces me to schedule in time to workout (which not only gets me closer to my goal weight but is a great stress reliever too). I also find that when I'm working out, it gives me a moment to step out of the stressful situation and think of other ways to handle whatever is going on. Either way, if nothing else is going right, you at least got in a workout that day. emoticon

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LYNNA1968 10/21/2012 6:42PM

    YES!!! I feel the same way. I love my job, lol like most of the people. I list a lot & it does help a great deal.
Focus on lots of steps, if you are off track because your eating due to stress then only bring what you would/should eat for the day. Good luck!

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AMURPHY26-2 10/21/2012 5:21PM

  Yes, I experience this regularly! I find making a list helps (I'm a compulsive list maker). And then I go back and mark the things I CAN control vs. the things I can't. Sometimes just a visual reminder of things that you can't control helps you balance the stress a little better. Make the list tonight (but not right before bed), then consciously affirm that you are done thinking about it tonight. Tomorrow you can approach the list with a clear, well emoticon rested mind.

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Argh, been out of the saddle for a few days

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well the past few days are not the brightest moments of my weight loss journey. It's not that I overate significantly or didn't walk my daily route (Day 31 of my streak :) ). I just didn't keep myself in mind. I didn't track my food. I wasn't mindful of what I ate. I am definitely not drinking enough water and consequently not sleeping enough. It's not my proudest moment because I didn't put me first and fell back into old, unhealthy patterns.

My job is pushing an enormous project right now. I am responsible for making it happen and integrating the new "culture change" into a well established system. The start date was yesterday. It didn't start. My boss is annoyed to say the least but luckily not at me. Never the less this project is still just eating at me. I want to start it and get it going to get over it!

At the end of the day though, the job is job. My health is paramount. I can't put someone else's vision for the future in front of my health and happiness. With this post I recommit myself to tracking my food, being mindful of what I eat and keep walking off the weight.

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LJOYCE55 10/17/2012 9:04AM

  The good part is that you did not give up and are starting again. I really like the sentence about not putting someone else's vision for the future in front of your health and happiness. Pretty healthy thinking.

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KAREN633 10/16/2012 8:32PM

    You may not have tracked but you have a good mind set, I have no doubt you will be right back on track

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Lost my pedometer :(

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I am really disappointed. I took my daily walk and my pedometer went missing somewhere along the way. I retraced my steps but someone must have picked it up or something. Argh. I was starting to do really well tracking my steps.

On a happy note I lost another two pounds :). That make four total since the end of September.

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LUVS2BIKE101 10/11/2012 10:25PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! Sorry you lost your meter. I never used one but I do use my watch to make sure I complete at least 30 minutes of cardio activity 5 times per week. Keep Sparking! You are doing great!

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NANAGO1204 10/10/2012 11:30PM

    Four pounds is a fantastic milestone...congratulations!! emoticon

...lost your pedometer...bummer! emoticon Hopefully you are able to get another one fairly quickly and keep counting...

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I'm getting faster :)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I started walking everyday about two and half weeks ago. It's made a significant difference in my weight loss journey AND I am getting faster each week. When I started I could only walk a mile in 19 to 20 minutes. Yesterday I made it in 16.5 minutes. Since my ankle/feet injuries make running out of the question I will need to expand my route to keep my fitness minutes up and to continually challenge my body. Plus my pedometer came in the mail today so I can start tracking my steps. Very excited about that addition to my weight loss journey as well. I am really enjoying watching my body change even in small increments, like walking a mile 2.5 minutes faster or 2 pounds lighter. It makes me hopeful that things will change. That I will change and this to shall pass.

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NANAGO1204 10/7/2012 6:48PM

    Excited to feel your excitement! Keep on keeping on...more days of delight ahead! emoticon

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LYNNA1968 10/5/2012 9:25AM

    Hold on that feeling of success! You are doing great!!! emoticon

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DLDMIL 10/4/2012 10:50PM

    I also started walking to get in better shape. I started walking at work on my breaks and lunch break. I am now walking a 15-16 minute mile also. Keep pushing you can do it. emoticon emoticon

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LYNNIERN 10/4/2012 10:36PM

    emoticon Your progress is exciting. I love how it feels when you figure out you've improved your time! emoticon

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