Thursday, November 29, 2012
On Tuesday it will be one month. I was hoping to be farther along on my goals. I have been working really hard at watching what I eat, logging everything, and exercising every day. I lost four pounds, gained most of them back over Thanksgiving weekend, and lost three since then. But now it's time for the PMS to kick in and the weight gain that goes with it.
I had been hoping to lose at least five pounds a month. Two and a half isn't much. I can't afford a gym right now, and it's hard to work in more than 40 minutes of strength and/or cardio a day. I'm really wiped out after work.
The approaching holiday season gets my students off-kilter. Two of them have been particularly struggling. One has been in the throes of a full-blown psychotic episode for the last three days. Hopefully his family will get him some help over the weekend. But this week totally kicked my butt. Maybe it's the lunar eclipse.
Either way, my energy level is really low, and my motivation is shaky. It's still there, though. After the first ten pounds, I'm buying myself that Kindle.