Thursday, May 02, 2013
OK, I'm into my 4th week of this. I've lost 9 lbs, though none in the last week, but I figure that's just equilibrating the fairly rapid wt loss I had at the start.
But here it is: I'm now at the point where most of my diets have fallen apart. I ache all over and I have a cold. I'm not sure the aching is the cold. I started strenght training twice a week and found the Basic Strenght Workout on the workout generator. So Tues am I did 2 sets of 15 each: squats, modified push ups, back extensions, and rotating crunches. I was amazed and pleased that I coult do the exercises (well, all except the back extensions: I had to modify those. I never realized my back muscles were that week, but laying flat on my stomach I could barely raise my head!). So Wednesday I ached all over. I also had a cough and post nasal drip and sore throat.
I always seems that I develop a cold, or some sort of virus, a couple weeks into a new diet and exercise program, and that that usually derails the whole thing. Does anyone else experience that?
The other problem is, I was so hungry yesterday. I'm trying to follow the program. I eat breakfast around 7:30 and pack lunch and two snacks for work. I work a fairly long day: 9:30 to 6 or 7 or 8. It was 8 last night before I left. I was so hungry, I ate the lunch at 10:30 (which is early shift lunch and most people eat then), but I devoured the 1st snack before the noon meeting and the 2nd snack after it, and when I left at 8 pm I was so hungry I didn't make it home, but stopped at McAllister's deli ( did a "Choose 2" with a salad and 1/2 a potato; not the best choices but not the worst either). Then came home and ate sorbet and frozen yogurt.
So how do I stick it out with the cold and aches, with not wanting to exercise and wanting to eat so much? I wanted so much to feel full and not hungry. All of the aggravated too by my daughter leaving home. Daughter, son-in -law and 2 grandchildren have been living with me since my son in law got out of the service in November. They just rented a house and my daughter and granddaughter spent the night there last night for the first time. Looking forward in a way to going back to empty nesting. I had so much difficulty with it when my children first left three years ago. I had gone to counseling and was developing a life and things I liked to do, but then they came back, and that was wonderful too. Now the older daughter is leaving again but the younger is returning from college, having decided to stop at this point, after 3 years and 3 changes in major. So this weekend I babysit for my 2 grandchildren, 5 and 1, so my daughter can work and my son in law go to National Guard drill. And I love them, but I work long weeks and never get any "me" time, or for that matter, time to clean the house, hard to do while babysitting, or exhausted at the end of a ten hour workday. My job is very stressful too, which doesn't help. So now I'm whining, I guess, but some of the hunger and wanting to feel full is emotional. So this is crunch time. Just need to get through it, and not blow the whole diet, exercise, fitness thing in the process.