this doesn't feel like a diet at all
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I guess it's a good thing to not feel like I'm dieting. I've just been monitoring what I eat, and trying to stay within a certain range. Unfortunately, the past 7 days I've gone over my range 5 days. The good thing about it, is I've been within my range for fat 5 days (under 1, over 1), carbs 5 days (over 2), and protein 6 days (under 1). I'm also tracking sodium, but I don't know why exactly. I've been over on my sodium all but 7 days in the past 27 days. It's really hard to eat prepackaged food like we do and not have a high sodium intake. Starting Friday (when I get paid and can make a meal plan for next week) we will be on fresher foods, and hopefully that will lower my sodium.
The problem with this lifestyle change not feeling like a diet is I always feel like I could be doing more. I don't have any time during the week to "work out" (work up and actual sweat) and that leaves me feeling down, like I'm not doing enough. I don't really want to up the physical aspect of my days until I reach a plateau from monitoring what I eat. That way, when I suddenly start actually exercising, my body will say "wtf?" At least that's the plan for now.
The spouse continues to be moderately supportive. He's been in a bad mood for what seems like a week now, and it's starting to grate on me. I get irritated easily, and listening to his alarm clock go off every morning for 30 minutes while I feed the baby pisses me off. So when I go in to wake him, and he still sleeps (while I get everything ready for the day, including assemble his lunch, mine, and the baby's) yeah, I get angry. He's useless in the mornings and it drives me nuts. I guess it's back to passive waking. When his alarm goes off, I'll snooze it (if I can), gently rouse him, and leave him to be late. I'm tired of getting yelled at for trying to make sure he's on time to work. Screw him. He's a grown man and can wake himself up from now on. Damn, I'm still mad about this morning... Grrr!