This entry is much the same as the last. I'm making slow progress. To sum up:
I'm tracking consistently, which is a great victory.
I'm still overworked and overstressed, which is a problem. My wellbeing is suffering for it, as is my motivation, energy level, and willpower. I am hoping that I can recharge in the scraps of downtime (evenings, weekends) and just push on through until I get past these deadlines. It's going to be a long slog. I'm not liking it much. Hopefully I can get more help at work after this round of deadlines. i'm not holding my breath. In fact, I should be doing some deep breathing.
My nutrition is middling... some good choices, some bad choices. Generally my calorie range is acceptable, with a moderate deficit. I should be losing weight slowly. I'm not, but I should be. I need to keep up that deficit. I also need to work on choosing more fruits and veggies and cutting out the treats.
I'm not drinking enough water, particularly early in the day. I need to get back into the habit of having a glass of water first thing.
I haven't stepped up my running the way I'd planned in my last blog. My 10k race in early October is approaching, and I don't think I'll be ready. I'll be able to do it, but I'll be really sore, hopefully not injured. I was going to go for a run on the weekend but didn't get around to it (busy Sat / lazy Sun) and today I was just too tired. My stomach was upset, my body was tired, I hadn't fueled or hydrated enough for a lunch run, my head hurt too much for a 6:30pm finally-got-home run. I am worn out. My tank is empty.
I have been doing my physio "homework" for my shoulders/upper back. The moves aren't getting easier yet, but that takes time, as I'm working my weakest parts. I have not started doing other strength training yet.
I bought a FitBit One last Wednesday and have been wearing it since. It's SO MUCH more convenient than the BodyMedia armband. I'm enjoying it and getting used to the tracking and seeing what it can motivate me to do. My husband and I had been talking about getting a new scale, one that did bodyfat measurements and perhaps other features, so we spent a leftover wedding-gift Future Shop giftcard on the FitBit Aria scale. I've only used it once. It knows who I am, which is a little creepy, and kind of cool. Apparently I'm almost one third fat. I find that hard to picture. Although apparently 25% - 31% is "average" body fat... less than 25% is "fitness" level. Hmph. I have a goal to reach 28%. In time.
... ... ... my cousin is baking pies downstairs right now. It smells really really good.