Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
CALLMESHOP
7,000-8,499 SparkPoints 8,425
SparkPoints
 

The first step is admitting you have a problem...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This week has been good. Although I have had low energy and lots of headaches. My fiancé is worried about these headaches, but the problem is I haven’t been sleeping and everything gives me a headache – too much sugar, sugar withdrawal, caffeine (and/or lack of), lack of sleep, stress, being nice to stupid people, being thirsty (I’m ALWAYS thirsty and I drink 8-10 PINTS of water a day!), and the list goes on. I will say however that I am VERY proud of myself. I have stuck to my goal of getting up early every morning to do a 15 minutes workout on the Treadclimber. It hasn’t been easy being so tired, but I definitely feel good after.

This week I wanted to add three 30 minute workouts to my schedule to bump up my exercise, but I haven’t found the time or energy (or motivation?). I will resolve to start on Thursday (tonight I will not be home til midnight because I play in a pool league).

I have to find the middle ground for food. My sugar levels seem to be out of wack , my low energy energy makes me cranky and I have cravings when I know I am not hungry. I know I need to eat more protein and carbs but I have a hard time finding the right balance with fats and calories. I have come to find that I am very sensitive to aspartame and caffeine so I have been trying to avoid them. This week I will be working on balancing my diet in way that will give me more energy and hopefully alleviate some of these headaches.

Last night I came home and was super tired and super hungry and gave in to a microwavable pasta. Not surprisingly, I was still hungry after and ate a couple more things. Despite this, I stayed within my calorie range. This prompted me to go out and buy some groceries so I’m not tempted my fatty un-filling convenience foods over the next few days. Upon reflection I was also proud of myself for being so conscious about what I ate even though I was starving and that is usually when I break all the rules. Even after having the pasta, I was resolved to find something healthier to eat that would satiate me and not put my calories out of wack. It sounds simple, but this is usually when I have fallen off the wagon – I get hungry and nothing else matters, or I eat something bad and decide the whole day is moot and continue to eat crap I shouldn’t. I promised myself to be more aware of what I was putting in my body and I am succeeding. I fell asleep reading The Spark last night - and got my first good night of sleep all week. I feel confident about my choices lately and that feeling propels me forward.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.