Thursday, September 06, 2012
In the stress of getting all my things ready to move back to CA for school and finishing up research (worked 11 hours yesterday), I haven't been sleeping well, keeping up my workout regime, or eating well. Granted, I'm burning extra cals moving everything (packing boxes up/down stairs) and running around the labs, but it's not making up for some extra carbs and fat I've been putting away! Plus I've been making the excuse that I have to get rid of a lot of my food/eat it all before I leave...
And I had my going away lunch today - the vegetarian in the group wouldn't settle for going to sushi (even though it's MY lunch! humph.) despite the fact that I assured her that there are lots of dishes with tofu at Japanese restaurants. We ended up going to Korean food that's doused in heavy sauce, and I felt horrible about it. Drove my bad diet even further into the ground, even though I didn't eat any but two bites of the white rice...
which puts me back at 125.5 pounds the day before vacation. I guess it's just extra motivation to be on good behavior during it?? I'll take the progress I've made this summer, and I know this plateau will pass and I'll get back down to 123.5. I just need to really focus on lean proteins! I've been skimping on them in anticipation of delicious fresh fish coming up on vacation.
Before I head to the lake, I'll need to pick up some protein powder to make sure I can make my protein powder/flax cinnamon dip with an apple for breakfast. It'll help control my cravings (without it, I've been eating LOTS of fatty food this week), and hopefully I can shed this weight fast and get back on track!
I'm not going to get discouraged this time - I've come too far to let two pounds of likely-mostly-water weight and the craziness of a few days shut me down. I've worked too hard to get to where I want to be, and I won't stop now! I'm so close, and I know the challenge of keeping up a healthy lifestyle won't get any easier once school starts. Better start adjusting to higher stress levels now!
Hope the number on your scale is either going down or not going up for you... and you're staying motivated!