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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you to all the veterans and service men and women who have served or are currently serving our country!

Despite eating wayyyy too much baked macaroni and cheese (my favorite food) every day for about the last four days, I still weighed in less than last week. Weird! But I won't complain!

I've been really stressed lately. More down than anything. Most of my frustrations and lack of productivity stem from work. I am not happy with my job. The job itself is okay, but the hours are all over the place and it does not allow me to keep a routine (which I really need to do to be successful in many areas of my life). My sleep is all messed up, and I have no energy because I am always exhausted. Thus I come home from work and just crash, not getting anything done. I am going to try to just push through my exhaustion and work out when I get home from work in the evenings. Hopefully a workout and shower will be what I need to energize myself enough in the evenings to get some homework done too. From this moment forward, I am commiting myself to this. I won't be able to exercise every day, but days in which I have no plans after work I will make a point to exercise.

I am also (now that the mac and cheese is gone) going to commit to eating really healthy. I normally do eat pretty healthy, but I am going to take it even more seriously now. I bought a bunch of veggies at the grocery, which I will eat when I need a snack (with peanut butter because I don't really like veggies by themselves). I also bought pretzles as opposed to Cheez-Its, which I would normally buy when I needed a salty snack. I always buy yogurt, oatmeal, and lots of fruit, so I won't change that. I also drink an Equate chocolate shake (similar to a Slimfast shake) for lunch every day. In addition to this normal food, I also bought foods that I can make healthy meals with, like chicken breasts. I don't have a lot of time to cook, but I am going to try to do so whenever possible. This will prevent us from wanting to eat takeout or go to a restaurant.

I am sick and tired of this plateau I've been stuck in for probably almost a year now. I lost about 17 pounds the first several months I joined SparkPeople, and was halfway to my goal. I have since gained quite a bit back (which normally happens when I enter a relationship) and have been stuck around the same numbers (unfortunately not far enough from my starting weight) ever since. This is it...I am not going to be stuck any longer.
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    Hang in there! You can turn this around and it sounds like you are ready to fight for what is best for you! You can do this!
    3259 days ago
    Yes, thanks to all the soldiers & vets!!

    I can so relate - I dropped lbs. pretty quickly & now I'm on a plateau & it's sooooo frustrating. LOL - I giggled when I read about needing to eat all the mac & cheese. I couldn't do a thing until I ate every scrap of chocolate in the house. But that's gone & I'm being really resolute about not buying any more LOL!!

    Now, how do we break through the plateau? I'm already eating really healthy & walking 5 miles/day. I'm gonna try to add some strength training.

    Good luck to you emoticon You can do this!!!
    3260 days ago
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