Monday, October 05, 2015
I'm not totally off track, but I'm feeling like a little "regrouping" is necessary. Two main reasons: 1) I'm feeling kind of overwhelmed by life: to-do list, family and friend commitments, time for myself vanishing; and 2) caffeine: I let this trigger back in and it is wreaking havoc.
I didn't track this weekend, which is a problem. I overate, knowingly. Not HORRIBLY... but I generally haven't had a lot of craving / binging/ mindless eating problems over the past 4-5 months that I've been working on weight loss and health. The past two weeks, I've managed to exercise 4 days a week, but not 5. (Which is my goal, and I feel better when I do, esp. since exercise is a major stress reliever / mood booster for me.)
I think mainly, I've allowed myself to become over-scheduled and it's catching up with me. I need a little more flexibility in my "free time," which means saying "no" to friends and saying "yes" to more time for fitness and relaxation. I love my friends, but I don't love the feeling of running from thing to thing all week long... and actually arriving at my desk Monday morning feeling like work is a "break" from my schedule.
I had Starbucks 3 times last week. Flat Whites, which are not heinous calorie-wise, but--I'm learning--really mess with my cravings. Even regular coffee from home seems to have the potential to mess with what I eat and drink the rest of the day. I think I may just need to cut coffee out entirely, or keep it a rare treat... or train myself to incorporate it in a more mindful way.
Anyhow... I'm looking for ways to cut back, STARTING TODAY. I've learned that being proactive right away when I'm overwhelmed helps keep my tank from hitting "EMPTY" (and keeps me from becoming a raging you-know-what!)... so I'm taking a hard look at my schedule for the week and choosing at least one "fun" thing to cancel. And looking at anything else that might be able to be put off, scaled back or multi-tasked.
Sanity... I'm looking for you!