Saturday, November 28, 2009
I'm going to re-measure everything December 27th. That will give me a month to do my strength training so I can do lots of push ups.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I didn't end up tracking this week, and I'm quite sure I ended up overeating. I also haven't started exercising again yet.
Two nights ago I was going to eat some chocolate even though I didn't really want any. Usually when I eat something as mood eating I think of it as being kind to myself - I'm feeling a little down, so I want a treat. I thought the issue was just getting away from thinking of food as a treat. But the other night, I had a brief flash of the thought I'm never going to have will power so I might as well eat. It wasn't as coherent as that, but it was sort of an 'I'm not good enough so I might as well eat'. It was the first time it occurred to me that it might not be as much a treat to be kind to myself but more a sort of self-imposed failure because my low mood is causing me to feel bad about myself.
So I'm still off the wagon, but I guess I'm still coming here and logging in, and now I'm thinking a bit more about mood eating too.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Well, after about a month off SP, I'm ready to get back on track and I don't think too much damage has been done. We went to China which was fabulous, and totally pigged out but I think that was okay because there aren't a lot of desserts there, and a lot of the main courses are fairly healthy. There was this one amazing pumpkin dish, and lots of tofu. The noodle soups were the best though.
Then we came back to overwhelming jet lag and bad colds, so I have been pigging out, but to myself I don't look much bigger. I think part of it is that after a few months of good tracking I might be used to eating less and part of it is that it will start to catch up with me next week. That's okay though, because I had just long enough to get back on track so if I suddenly baloon, at least I will have the exercise and tracking under control to pick up on my journey again.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I don't have a scale, so I don't really know how much weight I've lost, but I fit into clothes that I haven't fit into for a while so I'm definitely losing inches.
The problem is, I'm suffering a case of the Octobers. Work is stressful, the days are getting shorter, we have a big trip coming up and I'm insatiable. Last night I had 2 sandwiches for an after dessert snack. The chips and salsa at work isn't working - this morning I had 2 servings and I'm sure I'm going to snack at the birthday party this afternoon.
My tracking has gone downhill because we've been trying new recipes that I'm too lazy to track but also because I've had about 3 neck stiffness episodes in the last 3 weeks that have convinced me that I can no longer sit on the couch using my laptop for 3 hours a night. That means my posting and message board activity has gone down too.
I thought I sort of felt blase about it because I was never really that overweight and it wasn't that hard to get a bit skinnier but as I'm typing this I realize I don't want to go back to where I was. I want to maintain or keep going down!
Monday, October 19, 2009
I have this pair of cut off jean shorts that I have worn every Canada Day in my hometown that I can remember. I'm not sure exactly how long I've had them, but at least 10 years and probably more like 15.
Today my husband made a ridiculous fire in our woodstove, so I put on the shorts and they actually fit again! Don't get me wrong, I've been wearing them when they don't fit, I just had to wear long t-shirts and not do up all the buttons. I wanted to get back to where I was when I started working. I can't believe I'm back to my university days!
Although I have been eating fairly well and doing cardio, it feels like the most immediate results come from strength training, even though my strength training program is fairly meager.
It's so nice to know I can do this and still live a fairly relaxed lifestyle, and when I start to go up again, I just have to track a little more intensively and make smarter choices again.
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