Saturday, October 13, 2012
So I've been working two jobs since early August. The hours have been about 55 hours a week. Since Labor Day week, when I lost three pounds since I was ill, I've been maintaining my weight. I'm definitely on a plateau. This really isn't bothering me all that much, since I haven't been able to devote the time I want to be devoting to exercise or to meal prep. But all that is about to change.
I'm wrapping up my full-time contract in the next two weeks. My part-time contract will jump to full-time. At any rate, I should be back to working a usual 40-hour workweek again soon. I'll get my weeknights back (I think I'm looking forward to that most of all). I still need to sign up for a class for this semester--I was waiting to sign up until I saw how the job situation was going to shake out. And I have a book to copy edit, but that has a deadline of end of November, so I'll be able to get back into exercising and also cooking more fresh meals at dinnertime.
The way it's been for the last couple of months: crazy weekend food prep, with lots of meals going into the freezer. No time to exercise...when working 11-12 hour workdays, even when you're at home, it's tough to fit in exercise. So glad this is coming to an end.
Starting this week, I intend to amp up the exercise. My fiance is going out of town for work and I won't be compelled to stay home with him. :P I can go to the gym for an hour. Or take a walk. Or do an exercise DVD at the house...something more than I'm doing now. Still babying my foot a bit, but slowly making progress. I want to break this plateau I'm on...I think exercise will be the best way to do that right now.
I'm still pleased with my progress--I've lost 17 pounds since starting this new way of eating. It averages out to a pound a week at this point, but I really need to kick-start the scale moving downward again.
If exercise doesn't work, will need to take a long hard look at my diet. I know some days I eat too many calories still. At least the scale isn't inching upward. I'll take a plateau any day.
In the meantime, it's time to get unstuck.