Ok, Sparkfriends... I've got myself into more than I can handle lately. My life has been a complete disaster (and this includes two car wrecks and a subsequent near-death-experience just in the last week and a half, along with all of the financial repercussions). I've blogged a little bit over the last couple months about some of the other problems. And I don't want to bore you all with details now. But please know that 'it's' been bad, and it's had a negative impact on just about every aspect of my life.
I've been working on the home situation (making sure family and finances are ok) but for the health and nutrition aspects, it's time that I came on here and put some serious effort into getting back on track. I'm at a point right now where I can (and should) make more time for Spark. In fact, at this point I NEED Spark!
Just to ease your mind, my family is ok. Here's a pic of me and my little mini-me's (wearing Pink Floyd T-shirts, big sunglasses, and flip-flops like their mommy)
Here are some bad habits I've picked up over the last couple months that need to be addressed:
~ Snacking on junk food at work
~ Not getting enough sleep
~ Eating junk food when I get home from work in the morning
Night shift workers are notorious for picking up such terribly unhealthy habits, which probably is what leads to the 10 year decrease in life span. I've vowed to do my best to avoid this statistic so I need to nip this in the bud... now!!!
What works best for me is accountability, so I'm going to try to blog every day this week. Here is what I packed for lunch tonight. I am NOT PERMITTED to eat any more (or any less) than what I have here. If I eat less, then it increases the chance of binging when I get off work.
So here's my food for work (lentil soup, avocado, pineapple)
I work for the next three nights. The rules are:
~ Prepare my meals and avoid the patient pantries
~ Go to sleep immediately after my shift
~ Avoid snacking and last-minute trips for junk food on the way home from work in the morning.
I truly believe that if I can just have one good week this week, then the scale will go back down. I'm up to 142.2 lbs... though I'm positive a lot of this is stress-bloat and water-weight from the snacking on gluten-laden junk food