30DS day 26
Friday, January 18, 2013
Oh, I was bad today. Our administrator sent us all to a transition conference. Conferences are bad. Especially conferences that were catered by Panera. One giant bagel and one cheese danish later, and I've already blown the calories for the day before lunchtime. I behaved at lunch (also catered)...mostly salad. But I'm looking at my nutrition tracker, and I only have 50 calories left before I hit my max for the day. And I haven't had dinner yet. And it's Friday--Subway day. And it certainly didn't help that we were sitting all day. I mean ALL day. Six hours of powerpoint slides.
I think I might be the only person who's doing the 30 DS and not lost a pound or an inch. So here's my plan. I'm going to add some extremely low-impact cardio to my day. "Walk Away the Pounds" is the thing, I think. Someone uploaded the 3 Mile Walk. I did half of it after my shred time, for an extra 130 calories. The high impact of the 30 DS is really not fun on my knees or shoulders. The walking in place thing seems to be less irritating than the treadmill.
Something's gotta give. I lose a pound, then the scale goes right back up and stays there. I've been doing the exercise and calorie control thing since November. And what have I accomplished? Five-ish pounds. I'm really disappointed. I'm eating a ton of veggies. I count everything. I'm doing strength and cardio. Is it the antidepressant medication? Is it middle age? What? It's monumentally frustrating. It feels like my endurance and motivation are actually decreasing. I'm tired and sore and discouraged and depressed.