Friday, April 06, 2012

So I'm cheating on spark people. The sparkpeople app for some reason won't load as well as a different one where I work, and I can no longer use the work computers for tracking... plus there's just so little time in general that I don't want to spend it logging in or remembering what I ate. So I'm using the different app now to log my calories eaten. I prefer sparkpeople though because it shows all the nutrition compared to just some. However, calories are my main point - and this works better for logging while I'm eating (best method for me).

A new thing to my diet is that I am taking a vitamin pill now that also has iron. I take half of it in the morning and half of it at lunch. I'm consuming a 100% paleo breakfast and lunch at the moment, but that's probably not going to last. For snack I do a fiberone bar and for dinner, it's whatever the hotel is serving or whatever I find if we go out as a group. Paleo isn't construction friendly. It's really hard to find time to cook and most of paleo requires a fridge or microwave - both of which means not easy to quickly eat, store, or just grab & go.

Truthfully I may get back towards slimfast for dinner depending on my energy levels at night. Right now I'm wavering between completely exhausted and doing fine. It's just that it's a new job, it's outside, there's a whole lot of people, and I am completely (110%) clueless. People think I'm sharp - because I can (sometimes) pick things up well, but I don't know anything from the get-go now. This has always been true for me. I'm a problem solver, I re-teach myself how something works, not a off the head person, where they just know it. However at this time, I don't even know how to problem solve and it's really killing my energy levels (brain fry).

I'm living in a hotel again. Should be able to move into my new place in 2-3 weeks. I've moved from one side of the country to another, so we can only hope that I end up loving my job and finding my pace. The hotel has a gym, but like I stated I'm TIRED so I'm mostly focusing on calories. I did well Monday-Wednesday, completely forgot on watching them tonight and went over calorie mark when we went to an Indian place for dinner. It was with coworkers though, and it's good to be social and build those bonds.

The hotel doesn't have a scale though. That's kinda different honestly. But I'm tracking every day. It's easy when I eat the same thing each day - not so easy if I end up eating out or eating something and I'm not quite sure what it was... then there's some guessing going on.

But anyway. I'm alive. Very busy, but alive. I have tomorrow and sunday off, so hopefully I'll blog again those days and catch up with the rest of you.

Keep Sparking! :-)
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