Whatever I'm looking for, it's not in the fridge.
Or the pint of strawberries in my breakfast/lunch/snack.
Or the cashews I keep at my desk for serious hunger.
Or my lunch.
Whatever I'm looking for, it's in my heart, not my s... Read more
I've started seeing a therapist. Well, to be precise, I had a first meeting with one, and have another on Monday. Then I'll choose and go from there. (One has lousy hours and is far away. The other is close, but I haven't met her. I want to... Read more
Hunger vs. emotional eating.
Being sick and having no appetite are very enlightening when one is trying to lose weight. (No pun intended.)
Today is the first day I've recognized what true hunger was, versus "wanting to eat" or "being time to eat" or worse, wanting foo... Read more
walking blindly often leads to hitting a wall.
So I've been "back" for two weeks now, and today's the first day I actually tracked my calories. It's been at least 9 months since I tracked, and probably closer to 12 since I tracked faithfully.
Well, that was an eye-opener. At least I k... Read more
Day 1, v2.0
I'm starting over.
That's right, I'm back! It's been 9 months since I've been on SparkPeople last, and almost 18 months since my previous start. I've gained back 25 of the 50 pounds I lost last year. So I've got my work cut out for me.
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Day 248: suckage.
Today just sucked. Too much stress, too much blah. Argh.... Read more
Day 247: so far...so OK?
This whole 9-to-6 thing is WAY better for work. Even funnier, apparently my director asked one of the other managers what was wrong with me today, and she told him "[JR]'s burned out. She's had it. She's overworked." So, hooray! that it's re... Read more
Day 246: patience.
Work stress is really bad right now. It's all I can do to try to wind down at the end of the day.
To that end, I've decided that September needs to be a month for me to adjust and contemplate my next move. It's not going to be easy to hav... Read more
Day 243: travel. Day 244: party! Day 245: thinking.
I know I've said it before, but traveling is always tough. You're trapped in one place (usually sitting) for hours at a time, usually without healthy foods around you... I tried this time. I had a healthy breakfast before we left,... Read more
Day 242: argh.
I'm just so annoyed, and I'm tired of being annoyed by work. But now I'm annoyed at myself, and I deserve it.
I was SO excited last week that I finally got below 300. So what did I do this week? I bounced back up to 301.5. *cries*
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Day 241: steakhouse.
even more mmm... steak that someone else paid for! :D
I was good, though. I had only a small steak, extra veggies, light on the potatoes, and only some of the dessert. I could've been better, but I think under the cir... Read more
Day 240: busy busy busy.
For the past two days, I've barely been at my desk all afternoon. This isn't helping my stress level.
VERY excited about this weekend, though. We're going to visit friends. I feel like I've forgotten how to interact with people sometimes... Read more
Day 239: September goals.
I guess I should be setting some new goals for September. Clearly the ones for the last two months haven't worked, since I don't think I stuck to ANY of them. I'm also considering restructuring my reward system, since that's also not really wo... Read more
Day 238: Team Walk.
Well, today's SCS team walk had double the attendance from last time! Thanks MRE!
I'm going to attempt to run a poll for further evening walks. Challenge: we will need to start earlier, since it's getting dark earlier! Really need to wor... Read more
Day 236: tattoo, and Day 237: relaxation and productivity.
(internet connection failed AGAIN yesterday)
Not much to report, other than that my first tattoo was done. For the record, my artist is FANTASTIC. I'm thrilled to pieces, and I will definitely do it again. It's on my left leg, so I don't ha... Read more