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Thursday, December 12, 2013

OK, so far I have lost 1kg, and am frustrated since I put in so much effort.

Even during parties & functions I have been good. But did go slightly over my goal at times. Well several things I have realized:
1. It is much harder to loose at this point - I guess Perimenopause is not planning to leave me any time soon.... Yikes 3 years is already enough......
2. I really need to find the money to go for a gynae check-up with hormone tests (insurance does not pay for it and they are not cheap...)
3. I do have a problem with eating mindless nibbles again when under stress. I thought I had it controlled - I did for quite some time, but it crept up again. Since there is no ice cream in my house I over-indulge right now in things like nuts etc. nibbling them when I shouldn't because they are not planned for.
4. Due to the extreme stress I am going through at work, I forget a lot of things, but this week I realized the tendency to "forget" to enter some of those nibbles and then feeling smug I staid in the caloric limit, while I probably hadn't. Then hours later I remember I hadn't entered the nibbles. I guess my subconscious is playing tricks on me.....
5. I need a new job, even though there are a few positive developments at my work, so there is hope for real change, it will take too long and I will go under along the way.

I have a formal interview next week with a company, where I already had 2 informal interviews and they have indicated they want to make me an offer. Wish me luck!

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    There's ALWAYS something to be said for not gaining...right? :-) Press'll get the results you're looking for, I'm sure!

    Hoping you've had a hot little offer come your way by now...we're rooting for ya! :-)

    2586 days ago
    Good luck for your job interview.

    Nibbles and alcohol are definitely weight loss killers.
    Exercise is a great stress buster.
    Hope you'll get it worked out.
    2594 days ago
    I feel you on the mindless and stress's my biggest problem.
    Good luck on the interview!!
    2594 days ago
    Good luck!
    2594 days ago
  • IONA72
    Fingers crossed for you Steph, hope you get that offer.
    I know just what you mean about those nibbles, and so hard at this time of year.
    2595 days ago
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    I feel for you, perimenopause is a tough one, the body is going thru a lot of hormonal changes. It sounds like you're on the right track, though...erm, except the nibbles maybe ;-). It's tough to say keep on keeping on when you already have and have seen little results--maybe shake up the exercise a bit (if you can)? Fingers crossed for the job interview!
    2595 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    Forget about yesterday, today is a new day.......take 1 meal at a time and get serious and mindful of what you "plan" for each meal! If you need to eat nuts, eat the No-salt added ones, and pick the lowest fat etc....ones. Try eating seeds like pumpkin instead of nuts. You can do it!!!! Remember to not drink your calories, keep your daily water intake at about 64oz, eat lean meats with a good large serving of veggies per meal.....drink a healthy smootie for a snack. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

    Then when you exercise you will see better results once you get more balance with the snacking and meals! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! : )
    2595 days ago
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