Monday, January 14, 2013
I enjoyed four nights off work after my last entry which I am finding is going to be a challenge in the "old habits die hard" category. My time off is my quality time with the hubby and a cozy snuggle session while watching a movie leads to popcorn, fruit, ice cream, kale chips, yogurt, candy, more fruit, more popcorn, and whatever other snackables might be around the house. Some healthy choices, some not; in either instance, I packed in enough food to challenge a pot-smoking hippy. Hmmmm I'll have to work on that.
However, when I'm at work - spot on!!! No deviation from my healthy foods in any way and loving it! I pack two small healthy meals and two snacks and eat on a Q3H schedule (that's nurse lingo for every 3 hours).
Previously I would scarf down a bunch of food upon waking and expect that to hold me until 2-3am, right around the time my glucose levels would be circling the drain... at which point the healthy food I slaved over and packed before heading into work sounded about as appealing as eating styrofoam, and instead I opted for the much tastier (what was I thinking?!) Wendy's.
My Q12H (or BID for those of you who really want to learn nurse-speak) schedule has now become Q3-4H and I am officially one of those people who successfully eat 5-6 times per day, a notion previously thought to require too much effort. Too all the fellow chunky folks out there - the skinny people aren't lying when they say you can eat more, weigh less, and feel better. It's not a conspiracy! Alert the media!
Unfortunately my few days at home cost me a couple pounds. I've since made up for it and still managed to net a 2lb loss in these last eight days and for that I celebrate and move forward with some new healthy habit goals to work on. It is a work in progress...