Friday, October 24, 2014
I don't know if you all know, but there's a Sugar Monster inside of me. It lay in waiting until I'm trying to eat healthy and then it springs up out of nowhere, or maybe it was just being satisfied and I didn't even know it.
Yesterday the Sugar Monster struck hard. He knew I was weak, frustrated with the scale not budging, and was begging for a snack. Around every turn he sniffed out a new treat that I could have. Office birthday cake, vending machine snacks, and even candy at the grocery store. I must have looked like a lunatic, but I told that Sugar Monster "No!" out loud. I do not NEED sweets. I want to lose weight and that is far more important than a fling with sugar. My willpower won yesterday. Although it's not in my "plan", I rewarded myself with an apple because that's FAR better than chocolate.
Even today, the Sugar Monster was growling. I have candies at my desk for coworkers and resisted it. So far I've been successful and I'm confident that I will continue being successful. Instead I'm going to focus on the fun weekend I have ahead of me.
Off to be someone else for a weekend! I hope everyone has a great weekend and can resist their own Sugar Monster too!
(Me dressed up as my character, Elise)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This week has been going pretty well for my first week back on track. I'm already down 3.4 lbs since I've been back and that's just since Monday! Of course 2 lbs of that alone was probably sodium bloat, but I'll take it.
I didn't take a picture of my lunch today, because I was hungry and tired, but it was healthy-ish. I had two chicken spread sandwiches on sandwich thin rounds. Regardless, I've factored out my meals for the day and they fit into the plan so I'm golden. Tonight I'll be treating my best friend to a hair cut and color for her birthday so we'll grab dinner out then too. I've even already figured THAT out. I'm feeling proud!
Yesterday I went to Kung Fu. I haven't been back out for a C25K run, but my ankle is still healing and now I'm having knee pain. I think once I get back down 10 lbs, they will both feel a bit better. Kung Fu was ROUGH. At the end of class my instructor had us run laps around the dojang. The person who was in last had to run an extra lap. I just KNEW that it was going to be me. I'm the only overweight person, the shortest person, and just generally slow when it comes to running in the first place. Thankfully he took mercy and chose another guy to do the extra lap even though technically I came in last at the very last moment. I gave it my all though. It was still embarrassing though. I was the only one huffing and puffing. Ugh.
I hope everyone else is having a great day. Bring it!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I had been struggling over the past couple of months. Between injuries, a mental haze and stress I had let myself gain the weight back. All of that weight back. It's been hard to admit, but I really let myself go. All of that wonderful progress I had made is gone, but I'm not giving up. I've learned and I hope to grow from the experiences.
Whatever I do needs to be cemented into my life. I want to make changes that I can stick with and live by; I don't want to diet - I want to live.
Yesterday I started off strong. I ate well and drank LOTS of water. This morning I'm down 2 lbs of pure sodium bloat. I woke up and I could FEEL that weight gone. My stomach is a little flatter (a little - let's not go overboard here), but the important part is that I feel better.
That was my lunch yesterday, a salad from the cafeteria at my work. I'm hoping that pictures will help to keep me accountable and focused.
Here's to a new day and a new beginning.
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