500-999 SparkPoints 697

Back in the Saddle Aaagain...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Um, yeah. I think I could win an award for weight maintenance, but that really doesn't get me where I want to be, now does it? The last 15 pounds seem to elude, scratch that. I am eluding them. I know why they aren't coming off. It's because I eat like a fat kid and dropped my exercising to 2 days per week, if I am lucky. I do have an excuse. I have been traveling for work like 90%. It's been hard, really hard. I had a mental breakdown in the presence of a Delta gate agent and an even worse one on the phone with 4 other Delta reps - yes, I said 4. It wasn't pretty, or rather, I wasn't pretty (I am NOT a pretty crier LOL. Think scrunched up face and incomprehesible words coming out of my mouth between snotty sniffles...the really snotty kind that sound like you could swallow a wad of snot the size of an orange as a result of the what should really be called a snort. Not the cute little airy sniffles.) I don't do well with change and managing my expectations. I own that. But WTH is wrong with me? I know what it takes and yet, I struggle with maintaining my motivation. I know all the facts/retorts to my excuses...I am tired - Exercise gives me energy. I should eat when I am hungry and snack on healthy foods regularly, yet I find myself in a constant hurry with no time to take care of me first. I don't east blaringly pitiful foods, I just eat too much of the good things (yes, that is bad too!!) Yada, yada.

I don't need advice...This is just a venting session. Encouraging words are always welcome, though. I am the direct type, in case you haven't figured that out yet. So, critical words meant to inspire are welcome as well. Sometimes I just need a reality check from someone other than my husband.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Travelling constantly is HARD, I don't care who you are, and there is just no way that you get as much or as good a sleep on the road as you do at home. There's always the pressure to get so much done while you're there that it may seem impossible to sleep for energy instead of eating for energy. The only way I ever found to deal with it was to plan as much of each trip as possible before leaving, and include 10 hours to myself each night so that I could get at least 7 hours of sleep. I created a ritual of hot chocolate as my "shut off signal" so that my mind would slow down and I could actually sleep. I'm not travelling any more, but I still use my ritual every night. You might want to figure out a ritual for yourself and see if that helps.

    Don't you just HATE those movie portrayals of gals crying (the crystalline tear slowly dropping from perfect lashes, no sniffles, no red nose, no reality)?!? Real women sob, snort, snot, and need an entire box of tissues, a washcloth, and a towel. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

    Hope this week is better for you!
    2832 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by CORNEJ2