Monday, October 08, 2012
It's the same old, same old story every week. I do great until the weekend and then I go completely off track. I weigh myself daily but only record my Sunday (or Monday if I'm not home on Sunday morning) weight in Sparkpeople. On Friday, I was down to 188.6 (the lowest in months) and this morning I am back up to 191.4. Grrr! I'm so frustrated with myself.
As always, it's not a huge gain, but because it happens every week, I feel like I'm not getting anywhere. I want to be permanently out of the 190s. I feel like I'll never get there. My husband and I are planning on trying for a baby as of January, so I just feel like I'm running out of time.
Not helping matters is that my treadmill is now stuck on a ridiculous incline so instead of being able to work up to a 5K for Halloween, I am trying to work up to 10 minutes (non-stop) of running by then. It takes every single ounce of my energy just to do 5 minutes.
But since the only way to stop starting over is to stop giving up, I'm working on a new plan.
1 - One of the major problems with weekends is that we tend to rent movies and get snacks for during the movie. This is one habit we really need to break. So, starting now, no more snacks during movies. Eventually, we'll try to replace watching movies with a healthier activity, but for now, small steps. We've decided to keep the wine during movies (since I only have 3 months left of alcohol).
2 - The other major issue is that our sleeping schedule is completely out of whack. We generally go to bed around 11 or 12 every night. I get up at 5:45 during the week. So by the time the weekend rolls around, I'm tired and I usually sleep in to about 10 on Saturday & Sunday. Which means my day is shot. By the time I eat breakfast and do the "Essential" cleaning, it's already time to make supper. This is something that we've always struggled with, so we're going to try to do it together. Starting now, we'll try to go to bed by 10. And I'll try to get up at 8 on weekends.
The rest we can pretty much deal with. The overeating I do is not so much when we're out with people, but when I am home by myself. It's not likely that I'll more than one serving of food when I'm out, but it happens often when I'm at home. Especially when I'm overwhelmed by the cleaning, etc that I should get done.
Although it's not really one of the major issues, I also need to try to fit in my Stretching DVD on a regular basis. I always feel way better when I do it. It takes every little ache & stiff spot out of my body when I do it regularly. I don't usually get to it because I put cardio (& strength training to a lesser extent) first. My husband & I only see each other in the evenings (I work during the week and he works weekends), and since I already feel guilty using up "our" time exercising, I don't want to use up another 30 minutes, especially if we're cutting out 1 to 2 hours to go to sleep earlier.
When will they invent a 30 hour day???