JESSICA2140

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February Week 2 WUB

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jeez...

1. Be nicer to myself--I'm trying...hard. But this was a "weird" week, and I've been struggling a bit. I have managed to not go into a misery hole over it, so I guess this was a success!

2. Run--not so much. I did my elliptical training on Monday, but missed my Wednesday speed interval run (I just felt like poop...was up super late the night before because we went to Tampa for a hockey game, and had NO gas in the tank for working out and it was a half day at school, so it messed up my schedule), AND...I missed my Friday endurance run because I chaperoned a field trip for my daughter. Back to being nicer to myself...there was no way I was going to get in a run on Wednesday...I just was not physically up for it. So while I'm a little disappointed, I'm not actually feeling guilty about it. I missed Friday's run, but I got in 4+ hours of hiking...so I missed my run, but still managed to get in a goodly amount of cardio...not the end of the world! I'm going to try to get in some kind of run later this afternoon when my hub gets home from work, but if it doesn't happen...again, not the end of the world. I didn't miss this goal because of laziness, I missed it because life interevened...and I'm allowing myself disappointment in the fact that I didn't have time to do it, but not shame/anger/frustration at MYSELF for not meeting this goal! I did get in a large amount of other cardio this week, so it hasn't been a complete bust!

3. No scale obsession--did okay with this one. I don't feel like I'm at a good place to weigh right now, so I'm just not going to do it!

Overall...this week has been something of a struggle for me, nutritionally. For a change, I've been STARVING all week...which is weird for me. Actual stomach growling hunger is not something I normally have an issue with. I've also been having a horrible issue with sugar cravings...which is not a problem I've had since I started SP. If I was craving a specific food, I think it would be a little easier to handle...my policy with that is I allow myself a small amount of whatever I'm craving and make sure it fits into my range so that it doesn't turn into a binge of some sort. That policy normally works for me. But just having a taste fora random something "sweet" all week is really proving to be challenging! I'm googling like a fiend right now to try to figure out what is causing this...nutritional deficiency maybe? It's been a pretty low stress week, so I don't think it's stress eating. I'm just dying for sweet foods right now...anything else tastes like sand in my mouth. :( Regardless, I've overcome a lot of other stuff so far...I guess this is just one more challenge I need to overcome!
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  • KARENDEE4
    I agree that was a long hike and burned a bunch of calories.

    I have had a hungry week too. I wonder if our bodies are trying to tell us something?

    Good job this week
    2472 days ago
  • ROOBEARZ
    Sounds like you're getting various forms of exercise in, like hiking 4+ miles, despite a hectic life with your children and family!! Nothing to feel guilty about there. I don't know about the sugar cravings - for me it can be, like you, either stress or because I have sugar or a lot of carbs in my system, then it just perpetuates itself. I hope you find success with your research into the cause of your cravings.

    Sounds like you're staying on track! Good job!
    2472 days ago
  • JANDK156
    A four hour hike is probably even better for you than a run! Sounds like a great week to me.
    2473 days ago
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