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Week 8 and 9 of 52

Friday, March 01, 2013

Well last week was ridiculously busy for me. I didn't get around to writing my weekly blog on Sunday like I normally do, and I won't be writing another one this coming Sunday either since we are moving to a new apartment and hour and half away from where we live now. The last few weeks have been super stressful for me and I am seeing that reflect on my weightloss progress. I haven't lost any weight in almost 2 weeks. I haven't gained either so I guess I can't be too upset. But I wanted to be closer to 100lbs lost. I'm stuck at 88lbs lost and I really need to get moving to reach my goal of losing the last 12 by my 25th bday. Which is in 21 days.

I have been working out pretty well, not as much as I normally do because of packing and trying to get things done for my new job. My husband also found a new job and that has affected our routine too. I still have some packing left to do but my hubby is going to have to get that all done on his own. I work tonight 7pm to 730 am and then I'll come home sleep a little, go to the gym for an hour, get ready and go back to work Saturday night 7 to 730. Then Sunday when I get home my mom, brother and my dad will be meeting us at our apartment to help us move all our stuff. I am going to be sooooo tired but that's really the only day they all have off to help. And my husband will be working all next week so that's the only day that works for him too. I'm hoping to get all the stuff moved and then just pass out. I'll worry about unpacking when I wake up.

So I have been super stressed worrying about getting all this stuff done in time, and starting my new job, and notifying everyone and their brother about my move and changing my address with my insurance and cell phone and BMV and blah blah blah.
And I'm stressing about starting this new job and how it will work out with my husband's new job schedule and what times I'll be able to work out and who will watch my son at what time. I think I have things finally getting figured out but I'm still stressed. I've noticed I've been eating a lot more too because of it. I'm not even necessarily hungry but I just catch myself eating. That is not good. I have to get out of this habit because I'm not doing myself any favors. Even though I haven't gained any weight I'm making myself depressed and I hate it. And that makes me want to eat even more and workout even less. Also the lovely people at my job that I am leaving keep bringing in cake and junk food to celebrate with me. I have 3 more shifts and I work with different people and they all are trying to give me mini celebrations and bring in bad food every day. Last week they brought in chips and salsa and cupcakes. And this week people are talking pizza and cake and blah blah. I know they are trying to be sweet but this is killing me!! I don't want to be rude and not eat what they brought in, but it's very hard for me to just eat a tiny bit and move on. I'm an all or nothing kinda girl. That's something I'm trying to change.

I really need to break the cycle pf stress eating. This coming week, even as busy as I'll be, I am going to commit to 10 minutes a day of quiet time by myself. Just meditating and deep breathing and stuff as a way to combat stress. I am also going to sit down with my husband and a calendar and plan out my exercise times every day this coming week so I'll know what I'm doing and when. I might actually do that every week from now on if it seems to help.

I also just ordered Bob Harper's book The Skinny Rules from after reading about it in another member's blog. I was able to find all of the rules online and they seem to really make since. So I want to read the entire book and incorporate them into my life. This isn't a diet, it needs to be my lifestyle. Some of the rules seem easy, others seem like they will be very hard for me. But I'm going to do my best. I'll blog more about that once I actually read the whole book.

In good news my husband got the keys to our new apartment yesterday, and while we were in town we joined a planet fitness near our new place. I absolutely love planet fitness, but there wasn't one where we used to live so we went to Fitworks. We even got a good workout in at PF while my mom babysat for us. I'll miss Fitworks and going back to PF will be an adjustment because things are set up very differently. But I'll make it work. It's about getting a good workout in. It doesn't matter where.

So starting here and now, I am going to make a concious effort to really watch what goes in my mouth and get as much exercise in as I can this busy week. Good luck to me!!
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