Moving forward

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Finally over the crud that settled in at the beginning of the month. Now it’s time to look to get my health running. I am so overwhelmed so much of the time. Even though we are still aligning activities with our priorities, I just don’t seem to be getting any relief. Additionally, I am cycling through the same 10 pounds every week. I have joined the Stress busting challenge to see if I can pick up some new tools for dealing with it, and am doing the Flat Belly Diet from Prevention to try and get my metabolism on track. We eat healthy, and I stay in my calorie goals, but I can’t seem to get things moving in a positive direction. I will say after day 2 of the 4-day Jumpstart I have lost 6 lbs, but I am not convinced it will stay off. I am making a commitment to post my stresses here, and I will talk about how the FBD is going. So far I admit, I hate the food. The choices are bland, and I am making substitutions even though I shouldn’t because some of it I just can’t stand to eat (rice).
My stresses so far this week are an amazingly heavy workload, the pressure of not having taken my test for ITIL SS yet, Needing time and money to get the yard in shape, and having two very important people in my life in the hospital. I am on vacation today, so I hope to create an action plan to get things better organized and prioritized; limiting myself to 4 topics to focus on for the next 4 days. If I can cut them into smaller projects, perhaps they won’t seem so bad.
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