I can't believe I didn't post a blog message yesterday. I was so busy at work and tired after I got home I completely forgot. At least I got my workout in yesterday morning before everything went to hell. I had an issue with my email at work and by the time it was fixed I had 207 emails from the last 4 days that did not make it into my email box. I was up until 11PM trying to get them all double checked to make sure everything was done. I am finishing up the last few this morning. I only have 2 more to do. I had some uncontrolled eating yesterday afternoon. I am not going to beat myself up about it but it is a red flag that I am still going to have to work on emotional eating. I was tried, didn't feel good and had just had a ton of work dumped on me from cyberspace. I had chocolate and a breakfast burrito for dinner. Also some sugarless candy that I thought would keep me on the straight and narrow. Oh well at least I know that it is still going to be an issue. Part of the solution is figuring out the problem and that I have done. I have know about this issue for years. It is part of the reason I had a weight problem in the first place. It hurts no one but myself. I did exercise this morning so I am back on the band wagon. I am really looking forward to the 3 day weekend. It will be a welcome break for the doldrums of work and stress at work. Speaking of work, I had better get back at it. I am almost caught back up. I just thought I was having a great week....silly wabbit!
Tuesday is such an odd day. Monday is over (thank goodness), but the week still has a long way to go before the weekend. Some days I wish I was back to shift work so I could have the occasional day off during the week. I miss being off on a Thursday or whatever. I could always get so much done on those days. It is just a matter of proprieties. Do I want to sleep at night with my hubby and be off holidays and weekends or have days off during the week. I think I still prefer the first but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have both? I had some uncontrolled eating yesterday but it was not as bad as it could have been. It was sugar free candy and that is great in moderation. Of course if you are going to cheat that is a good choice since the gastric discomfort that follows is a pretty good deterrent in itself! I now have no desire to cheat at all. Negative reinforcement works too sometimes. I still have trouble believing my current size. When I close my eyes and picture myself, it isn’t what I see when I open them. I guess it will take a while for that to become the norm in my head (if it ever does). If that is the biggest hurdle I have to face I am in fantastic shape!
Why are the weekends so short these days? I really love my time off, more now than ever. I suppose it is the general desperation of the work force in this economy. I know I like being home where the stress is just my own and not the entire business world. I am really looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend. I usually do really well on the weekends. I have been exercising 7 days a week. I don't require it on the tracker but as long as it is convenient I am going to do it. I am really starting to notice the extra skin. I knew I would have it but it doesn't make me like it. I hope I can get a total body lift. I will start with the lower since that is where the main issues are. Once I get that all paid off I will look at the upper. My boobs definitely need some help. ;-) It look like when the tire on my car was flat. Some one let the air out! I am only 8.2 pound away from goal. My plan has always been to maintain for a year and see where I am. Then I will have an evaluation and estimate on whatever needs to be done. Sounds like I am planning body work on my car!
Wow. I slept late again this morning. It was so nice. I weighed and I was down over a pound. I had been creeping along but still losing until a couple, three days ago and BAM! I am dropping really fast. (I am looking forward to measurements next weekend.) I am positive it is the good work I have done over the last few days or weeks but it reinforces my motivation to continue even if it isn't going as fast as I would like most of the time. I have been dieting all my life so I truly know how my body generally behaves during a reduced calorie period but this weight loss will do a lot toward helping me keep the faith when the road is hard ahead. SP is really helping me focus my time and energy on effective techniques. I am not doing anything that I haven't tried before but with SP I am able to see what works and what is a waste of time and energy. I love it for that (plus a million other reasons)! Well this fast pace won't last long. I will just savor it until I get the last 8.2 pounds off. Here's to a great week of continued healthy life style....even if it doesn't show up all the time on the scale!
This is my perfect kind of Saturday so far. I slept late. Got up and did 45 minutes on my exercise bike. Fixed breakfast and ate. Now I am watching a little TV. There isn't much on but I'm still a little tired. I am going to do my FF&FU DVD in an hour or so. That will complete my self imposed requirements for Saturday. Depending on the weather I may go for a walk this evening. I had a dramatic drop in weight (for several months in a diet). I usually loose slowly after the first couple, three months but yesterday I was down a full pound and this morning I was down another pound. I realize it is an accumulation of work over the past week or so but I rarely see this kind of loss this deep into a weight loss period. It is pretty cool. That puts me only 9.8 pounds away from my goal weight. I have lost 120 pounds total. My new jeans that I bought for my trip home to visit my Parents are already baggy. The are size 8 and I have only had them 2 weeks. Something I am doing is working. I suspect it is directly related to Spark People. I love this web site and all it includes. I have needed something to help me get there and stay there. Well I am almost there (again) and I believe this is the way to maintain it for the first time in my 50 years. I'm very happy I found it!