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Thursday, August 04, 2011

I have been terrible lately. I was doing great with working out and stuff until late July, when I went to a wedding and then stayed at my boyfriend's for like a week. Aside from kind of messing around in their pool a few nights, I didn't really exercise much. I didn't exactly eat too healthily either, but I did drink less soda than I thought I would. I think that's 'cause my boyfriend watches out for me on that stuff.

But since I've gotten back? I haven't done a thing, other than pack and write for Gaming Bus. I go to my new apartment in about two weeks, and I've been seriously stressed about that. My sleep schedule is all messed up (trouble falling asleep, sleeping later than intended) and it's just been... ugh. Though, part of that is I started drinking soda again when I got home and the caffeine really ramps me up on top of the synthroid. So I've had to cut that out again. Hopefully that helps.

Add onto that the frustration that my grandma pretty much fries everything and it's always potatoes and corn or potatoes and peas or potatoes and... I dunno. It's frustrating. I can't exactly make my own meals but I have been trying to put more vegetables on my plate than the meat she (generally) fries. And I have this general frustration that I feel like I should be able to eat what makes me happy, and if that's waffles at 10pm, well then why not? I dunno. I guess I feel disenchanted with the whole being healthy thing. I feel like it shouldn't be this hard. Maybe once I go to a nutritionist I'll be able to figure out different ways I can eat; being able to cook for myself again will definitely help too.

Despite all this my weight has been remaining pretty constant at 170. Obviously it's frustrating to not lose anything (despite the fact that I feel a LOT better overall, even with the stress), but at least I'm not gaining. And really I can't expect to be losing when I'm not taking care of myself. Hopefully after I take my cat to the vet later, I can hoop for a half hour (I was doing a half hour 5x a week before I went to Ryan's, on top of 30-90 minutes of other stuff) and maybe even walk outside if it's not too terribly hot. I need to get back into drinking enough water too.

I guess I've temporarily fallen off the horse, eh?
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  • YICHE12
    Take it one step at a time.... Soon, we won't be able to catch up with you. emoticon
    3334 days ago
  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    You are still blogging/sparking - so you're not that far gone. Bit by bit, you can get back into your routine. Just try to tackle 'one' thing at a time so as to not overwhelm yourself.
    3334 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10365688
    I like ZenSteph's suggestion... the way back to the "wagon" is to just pick up a glass of water. We all have our "bad" days (or months or, in my case, years) and it's good to remember that you're not alone.

    May you make wise, and healthy, choices tomorrow and take a few minutes to remind yourself why you're on this journey!
    3335 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5402089
    Take it one day at a time
    3335 days ago
  • ZENSTEPH
    Sending you motivational vibes! Someone told me once if I fall off my "program", just picking up a glass of water can be a way I get back on track. Writing this blog, in all its honesty, may be the way for you. I hope you start "feelin' it" again soon. Hugs, zensteph (stephanie)
    3335 days ago
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