How It Goes

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Who knows?

Slow. None so far this week, but I plan on rectifying that tonight. Yesterday I overslept on accident. Today I did it on purpose. No football practice tonight means I can hit the gym after work, so I decided to sleep a little more even though I was awake in time to leave this morning for my early workout.

Not so great. My stomach is a mess. I think I made a few too many allowances in the past two days and last night I overate at dinner after not eating hardly anything for several days. It's been a tough adjustment period as I try to work out how to eat with serious dietary restrictions on a tight budget. I feel like I'm failing in this...but I'm going to keep trying.

Attitude wise? I'm a little off right now. Pressure at home and at work. Problems with both. Stress has been following me around like a sad little puppy dog and I feel like I'm wearing thin as I try to give everyone the pieces of myself that I really need for my own well-being. It will all level out, I know, but for right now I'm struggling to keep my head on straight.

I need to be stretching more.

So what am I going to do about it? I'm going to refocus myself and get back to what I know. It's working. I don't know what the scale says, but the plan is working. I know that because I can feel it working. My clothes are fitting a little better. I can see positive changes in my body. I've been pretty consistent throughout the month until yesterday and today, so I need to turn it around before it gets out of hand and get back to where I know I need to be. At the half way point of the month I was at 301...and I'm hoping I can lose a couple more pounds in the last part of the month, but that won't happen if I let it all fall apart here and now. I know which way is forward...I just need to take a deep breath, gather my strength and move in that direction once again.

You can read about my thoughts on the importance of planning and see yesterday's blog about how my 10-year-old is adjusting to his dietary restrictions at my other blog:
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    Failure does not happen until we stop trying. You know what has been working, if you can avoid beating yourself up for going off plan and just focus on what works and getting back on plan, progress will happen.

    The most important thing is not what you did before, it is what you do now/next.

    Stay Strong
    3225 days ago
    *hugs* Love you too hon. Sounds like you're making good choices when you can.
    3225 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    I agree, stick with what you know works, that should reduce the stress. As for planning (per your other blog), we sit down every Saturday morning and map out dinners (and grocery list) for the week. We try to book in at least one night of leftovers because there's always one night we just don't feel like cooking, are rushed, etc. We find the most important thing is to plan for karate nights, since her class is at 6:30 and we really need something quick in order to have time to eat before getting back out the door (we get home around 5:30).
    3226 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    Sorry to hear you are so stressed right now! I tend to skip workouts and have strange eating habits when I'm stressed too. We all *know* that workouts and eating right help but it doesn't always happen that way. I hope you get through this funk and find your mojo again!
    3226 days ago
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    You are working on keeping your focus, which is great!

    I find that often changes, sometimes as simple as school starting again, are enough to throw routine and good intentions out the window. If we are resilient, we adjust and carry on.

    You can do this!

    3226 days ago
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    I know which way is forward. I like that. And remember you aren't failing at anything. You are here. Now. And will be and this is a forever process, not one attempt. Be gentle. But keep stepping forward and showing up.
    3226 days ago
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