Saturday, October 20, 2012
The scale is moving in the wrong direction. It was up 1 lb today. I am hoping it was a result of too many high carbs yesterday and that it will correct itself. I know what I need to do. I have not been eating all of my vegetable servings and yesterday we had a lot of candy pushers at work and then dinner was bangers and mash ( my first attempt at making it) and then my DD made her first pumpkin pie from scratch. Oh, and we had gone out to eat for lunch yesterday as well. So I don't usually buy into the scale when all of those things are fall into place.
This week was really hard in tracking, work and home life has been crazy busy. We had pizza on Thursday. It has not been a good week for eating. Since today is Saturday and shopping day I can plan my meals out and hopefully get back on track. I do best when I plan everything out.
I was really bringing it to my workouts this week so seeing a gain was a little disappointing but that is to be expected when evaluating my food choices.
Yesterday, I ran 3 miles in 32 mins. That is huge for me. My best time ever was 33 mins. I am starting to think I need to add extra mileage but I need to make sure and give myself enough time to do this. The weather is getting colder and it is more difficult to run outside in the early morning. I really need to invest in a long sleeve running shirt. I usually just grab a light jacket but I know a running shirt would make a huge difference in comfort for me.
Also, since I walk several miles a day, I have noticed my feet have really been hurting me. I think this is due to not having a proper pair of walking shoes. I really need to invest some money in myself and get a good pair so I can continue to exercise. It is starting to effect my abilities in other areas of exercise.
I don't blog much about my personal life but this is something that effects me as a person on so many levels. I had my work eval this week. For the first time ever, I received Extraordinary Contributor. I have been doing my current job for the last year without any monetary compensation or recognition. It is a new position that I was piloting with many extra responsibilities. During my evaluation my boss told me she really wanted to recognize all that I had been doing and the extra effort I had been putting in. It was nice to know that all of my efforts had finally paid off. She assured me that the rating of Extraordinary would give me a nice compensation. I am the only one in my company with this particular job title. My former boss used me as a model to create the position and this week my current boss told me that the position, after a year, had been approved by HR and that she would go over the details with me more in depth when she had a chance to look at the job description. I felt really good about that. I love my job. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful work environment and most of my coworkers are pleasant to be around. I am truly blessed.
So why can't I be happy with all of this? I woke up this morning feeling stressed. Maybe it was all the bad food I ate yesterday. I need to look at that. I usually feel the bet when I have eaten healthy.
So, how am I going to turn this boat around? Back to basics once again. I also need to mention that my current weight has been a big hurdle for me in the past. 160 seems to be a plateau area for me. At least, it has been in the past.
First things first, evaluate my eating and get back to eating more fruits and vegetables. It is harder to get them in with the colder weather so I am switching from salads to soups.
Make sure to get in all of my exercise. This one has proven to be a challenge when things are busy. I typically walk about three miles a day outside of my morning workout. Several times this week I have had to skip one or two due to other activities. I usually try hard to get them in even with a busy schedule. In the past, I haven't tracked those on my exercise tracker but I have started to do this. I hope it will help me focus.
Do better on the Food Tracker. It seems to be a magic pill and this last week I havent been very good at tracking. I really need to focus on this and do it diligently. The weight seems to just fall off when I am diligent with this.
Ok, I've rambled enough. I hope this week proves to be good for all of you!