fatoldlady's Journal, 24 March 2013

I got frustrated with the lack of weight loss this winter and decided to just try to maintain but lately I've started slipping on the food recording and the weight is slowly creeping up. Got as high as 258, up five pounds.

Yesterday I restarted and recorded everything. Now I just have to repeat this everyday. After a year and half my eating habits have not improved and I have to face the fact that I will have to closely monitor my food intake for the rest of my life.

Work continues to be very busy and stressful. I once read that the definition of stress is when you want to choke the living s@@t out of someone but you can't. Its not considered appropriate work place behavior. Stress still has me running to the vending machine to buy some crap. Don't know how that got cross wired in my brain where it thinks that eating junk food will make everything better. Logically I know thats not true but my subconcious still believes this to be true. So on top of dealing with all the problems at work I'm also fighting the constant cravings and the cravings are winning.

Diet Calendar Entry for 24 March 2013:
2063 kcal Fat: 56.00g | Prot: 111.05g | Carb: 140.66g.   Breakfast: eggs, salsa, butter. Lunch: mayonnaise, ham, lettuce, bread, mustard. Dinner: smoked turkey, Lydias lentil soup. Snacks/Other: vodka, banana. more...
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I think we all got the "winter blahs" and stopped the better food choices but it's just facing the facts and doing something about it... it's positive. Recording your food yesterday is the right step ... YAY! We both need to live this way. Sucks, doesn't it? LOL! As long as we can share and laugh at ourselves, we are going to succeed and be healthier for it! I did laugh at your definition of stress. I know that feeling. I have family members that stress me out. HA HA HA! Love your humor. Hugs!  
24 Mar 13 by member: Mom2Boxers
It won't always be a struggle. You just have a faulty feedback system. Your body doesn't tell you to stop eating soon enough. But you will find a balance. Set backs are tough. But they are temporary. Just pick yourself back up as many times as necessary. You will pull through this! 
24 Mar 13 by member: ErikaPlease
You have had a hard year, ever since the stress started kicking in at work, it has been a struggle. That totally SUCKS. I really hope you could kick that "feedback system" erika mentioned out the window and hang tight. If you can make it a day, you can make it two days, and within a few weeks, things will settle down with all those cravins. Or, choke the ()&))* out of a stuffed person that looks like your boss when they aren't looking. Hope you keep logging, I know it is a lot of work when You are working so much.  
24 Mar 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
I'm pretty sure the weather has a lot to do with it too..having to get out in this mess and the stress of the job..too much to think about..I can relate to the stress eating..I think we all need a doll that we can punch once in a while...that helps with stress..Hope things turn around soon...Hugs..:O) 
24 Mar 13 by member: BHA
Its not considered appropriate work place behavior: LOL! Yep: Log it lady. For me it's the only way too. My new diet was a dud so starting back with what worked before. Stress and stupid junk food machines right there with their promise of instant happiness. I think it's like light novels, it's an escape. Here's to new starts, looking forward to spring. 
24 Mar 13 by member: Katred12
The stress alone causes the body to hold onto weight even under the best eating conditions. Sorry - don't choke me. I definitely understand the desire to camp out at vending when aggravated. You'll find your plan B - I know you will based on your results already. Don't take small bills or change - put a barrier between you and instant gratification to allow some time to calm down from the stress maybe?  
24 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
Another good day, recorded everything, stayed in my calorie range. Did a couple hours of housework then took the dogs for an hour long walk. Probable wasn't very good for exercise as I was walking slow trying to avoid all those pools of water with ice underneath but the fresh air was great and the dogs loved running in the back field. At least they got some exercise, their four paw drive handles the ice way better than I do. Came back did some more housework and some cooking. If everyday was a weekend I think I could handle this easily. I so have to retire, tomorrow its back to work and the stress and hassles involved with that as well as being chained to the computer for eight hours. 
24 Mar 13 by member: fatoldlady
Sometimes it's not the intensity of the exercise that counts, it's getting out in the fresh air with your dogs, away from the stress and letting your mind take a break. It's March Madness here at the office in so many ways and for some reason, one of the attorneys thinks it's a great idea to bring in donuts, cookies, and candy. All these snacks just sit on the table in the kitchen calling my name. I pretend not to hear them :) 
26 Mar 13 by member: UK cats
Winter just seems to suck the will power and mojo right out of us, doesn't it? We start out strong but by the end of winter, we are just dragging. Spring is right around the corner, and with it a renewed surge of energy! Hang in there my friend. Great job restarting! Have a great week! :) 
26 Mar 13 by member: ctlss

     
 

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