Saturday, May 25, 2013
I think this expereince can help others.
The year I turned 40 I gained a lot of weight while still running 5-60km per week and I had not changed my eating habits. My blood pressure also went up and for the first time in my life (my blood pressure has always been on the lower side) I had several readings above 140/80mmHg. I think it was changing hormone levels, which made my body need less food.
I reduced my food to 1600kcal per day but still on 3 meals a day and increased my exercise (mainly running). but for several months I did not loose any weight, i did however maintain and my blood pressure got back into the normal range.
Then I started reading up - that is also when I came across SP and joined - and realized I need to do several things:
1. take my snacks seriously and bring them from home to ensure they are healthy choices. By spreading out your claories to 5-6 meals a day and taking a snack every 2-3 hours, I felt less hungry, had less cravings. Also snacks are the best time to get in those fruits. At work they laugh at me because of the apples & bananas I bring almost daily, but I have seen some taking up the habit.....
2. change up my exercise. I went from mainly running, to do 2-3 runs a week, go to the gym twice a week doing a combo of cardio & ST and then went swimming whenever I got a chance.
This worked very well and suddenly the pounds came off I lost 10kg that time. Meanwhile I have regained most of that, due to sickness, injury and further hormonal changes. I also lost focus for a while.
Now that I am focussing again I have lost 2kg. and know I will loose more.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ok, now after 2 months of letting myself go I need to get back in the rut of regular exercise. Have made a start this morning by going to the gym early before work for the first time in 2 months. This works better for me, since the evenings tend to be hectic and unexpected long site meetings etc. throw my plans often over board. I had switched to evenings when I was trying to study in the mornings for the course I was taking. But I am not studying in the mornings. Need to figure out when to study, because I want to schedule the exam for end of June if my pre-qualification is accepted. But the exercise needs to be priority as well, since I need it as stress relief as well.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This was one week of bad eating. Mindless eating, poor choices.
Ok, I had the usual work stress,
then mental stress - a cousin of mine passed away and I didn;t even know she was sick, she had lung cancer
the frustration - the company offering me the job has withdrawn the offer, because of the work permit issue, this is the second job within a few weeks because of that
So I did not concentrate on eating at all, and also only did minimal exercise. during the week.
Hormones are also going crazy again. So when I weighed in on Friday I was actually up again. But will weigh again tomorrow, since hormones do play a role.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Yep, that's the truth, this week I did not loose anything. But also did some bad food choices. Works still as stressful and frustrating as ever, now also highly unmotivated and every morning starts with a crisis in one of the projects.
I really need another job, so I can get a normal live and some routine again
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