Thanks for sharing what you do ... what works and when you struggle. I learn a lot from you.
Heading to the gym in a few minutes. Still struggling getting back on track with my nutrition and a small gain. I want to take care of things right now, and not lose the hard-fought progress I've made. Still 5 pounds from goal. I can do this! I want to be in your Maintainers Camp!
Sally from sunny Arizona!
Fitness Minutes: (44,432) Posts: 21,742 4/19/14 11:36 A
Managed to get about 5 hours of sleep last night. Not bad for me. Also got in 10K steps yesterday, but today and tomorrow is traveling, sitting and eating. Monday - back on the wagon. Happy Easter/Passover to those who celebrate.
Good morning, maintainers! I finally got a decent night's sleep after about five weeks of 4-6 hours. I swallowed my pride, went to the doc, and told her I was going through a separation from my husband. We talked about the possibility of situational depression, anxiety, and loss of sleep. I've never reached out to ask for a prescription before, and I was terrified. I guess maybe it's not so bad to ask for help during times of extreme stress. Hopefully, I can get more consistent sleep, which will improve my outlook on food and help my workouts be more effective. I'm making solid food choices 70-80% of the time, but I'm more accustomed to 80-90% of the time. I also enjoy intense workouts, but lately, the big win is just getting to the gym! Have a great weekend, and thanks for listening!
Just keep swimming...
You only regret the workouts you didn't do.
Consistency is required. Motivation is optional.
Some dreamers never work, and some workers never dream.
Pounds lost: 56.5
Fitness Minutes: (27,392) Posts: 30,063 4/19/14 8:29 A
over did it last night at my cousin's home for Shabbat dinner. But I am back on program today. Off to Torah study at temple this summer, then to the grocery store for fresh and dried fruit. Fresh fruit for the dutch pancake and dried fruit for compote.
Donna Brown Deer, WI leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=30504
Oh! So much to do today. I've got to do the Easter baking, the eggs, the potato salad, the prep for the church brunch. and I need to find 2 hrs for a reasonably long run today. It won't be a full HM because I should be tapering down my runs by now-- but with only one run a week, I haven't been doing all I should to be ready for the first of my titanium girl challenge runs. I've been trying hard to work it out in the basement-- but it's a heckuva lot different to do 2 hrs workout in your basement than 2.5 running on the road! It's all for fun though and PRing is low down on my list this year. Just completing my challenge without injury wi be enough. :)
Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt
Baltimore Running Festival Marathon Finisher. 5:55:33
DC....You'll do great! Whatever it takes to keep the focus. I'm practicing the keep it simple principle. What with sleep disturbances the past week or so due to the new pup and the hectic schedule of Easter and company, I'm focusing on veggies, fruits and soup and then sticking with a couple of my already prepared high protein low fat favorites to stay on track since I know Easter brunch will be over the top. Probably my only meal of the day though, so hopefully not too devastating.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
current weight: 22.8 over
Fitness Minutes: (125,373) Posts: 1,857 4/19/14 5:55 A
I must say the past two nights I have been short changed in the sleep department. Waking at two in the morning and rising at four is way too short on sleep time. I guess my brain is running crazy even when I am trying to rest
Anyway, no complaints. I am happy to be here and happy to have my health and all the wonderful family and friends in my life.
First shoot of the new 2014 season today at the range. The wife and I are heading over around 8:15 so I will be working out very shortly. Actually I told her I did not want to go yesterday over Sashimi dinner (boy have my tastes changed over the years)Ö.. So it will come as a surprise to her that we are actually going.
I get real concerned when it comes to pattern changes as I think it will through my program of maintenance for a loop. One reason vacations are mentally difficult. Iím rigid with my eating times thinking it keeps me in line. For all I know it does not matter as much as drive and will power to do the right thing. Wish me luck in keeping on track today.
Blessing to all out there.
Maree, I beat you to the punch today so I got the post going this morning. I hope you donít mind.
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