That wrestling analogy is kind of how I feel. But it IS getting me somewhere.
Last blog was April 11, a Thursday. Today is April 24, Wednesday. So - two weeks out from that resolution about patience and sustainability and being grateful for small progress -
I am 143.2, down from 143.6. So, big whoops? No, but yes...
During that two-week period, I was 143.6 or less for seven days.
On four days, I was 144-something.
On two days, I was 145-something.
I've written down my food intake every day except two.
I've had major stress at times, low sleep nights, etc. but haven't given in to major binge-ing.
It feels like I am finding a balance I can live with.
The other big change - my work computer is now at standing height, on the second floor of my house, and I am going to leave it there. This means every time I work or take a break, I have to do some stairs.
I've also discovered that standing is majorly tiring. We knew that, yeah, but it's been a long time since I worked a cashier's job and experienced how tiring it can be. My computer work is often in brief stints which is not so bad, but this week I've had major projects to finish so the standing has been a challenge. I've figured out how not to stress myself with posture, and it's gradually getting easier to do this. It doesn't burn many extra calories but I do think it has an impact on my body which has to remain more active and in better alignment.
What with keeping up my usual daily walks and as much ST as I can manage, when I do sleep through the night, I sleep REALLY well.
Weather is getting better for outdoor walking, my favorite thing!
And the search for my replacement will soon be reaching the interview stage. We may even have someone hired toward the end of next month!
That will be major stress relief.
But it's fine to know that I can deal with this stress without constant compensatory snacking. Thanks to so many of you who support and click and just plain remember I am there and say hello from time to time.
I am going to be more active here once this job search is done so I will give back what I have received.