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21 November 2014

I'm finally admitting to my gain. I knew I had gained but hadn't weighed in, so now that I've crept back up to almost the weight I was when I started here, maybe I'll get my butt in gear and make the effort to go back down.

I think I've kind of figured out my issue this time of year, I thought it was the cold, but I think it's more that I just start feeling overwhelmed and then I shut down. It's like my brain gears only toward the stress and all I can think about is all of the projects, events, shopping, etc. that I need to get done and when I don't have any of those stressful things happening at the moment I just turn into a vegetable. I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'm trying to figure out how to push through this. Now that I've kind of figured this out, and feel like "duh, you know this is going to happen every year", I'm going to try to make myself some lists in hopes that then I can see I'm just stressing myself for nothing, because that's what I do. Maybe with some enlightenment will come less stress and I will see how much time I actually do have to work out.

I need to work on my eating too because with stress comes eating whatever crap is nearby. My hubby is on the same page as me and wanting to eat better, so at least that's helpful so he's not fighting me wanting to eat junk. Another list of some healthy food options needs made too.

Well, I guess I'm going to go make my lists now. :) Have a great weekend!
Weigh-in: 140.0 lb lost so far: 3.0 lb still to go: 10.0 lb Diet followed poorly
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20 November 2014

Has anyone else had one of those weeks that you just want to play hookie? I really want to do that this week, but haven't been able to because other people have been gone. But then I tell myself, "what would you do if you were off anyway?" I'd probably eat junk, so it's better if I'm working. I think part of wanting to be off is because everyone else has been taking days off here and there and I'm jealous, and because I've slowed down a lot at work, so I'm twiddling my thumbs. Oh will the boredom ever cease! I guess it could be worse, and I should be thankful that I have a job at all.

Okay enough dreaming of lazy days off. I'm just a slacker right now. I have done one workout this week, and that's better than none, but I want to do more. Hopefully tonight I'll have the motivation to get it done, but since I don't get home until late it will have to wait until later in the evening after dinner.

I'm still struggling with my eating too. I just want to eat anything sweet, but especially chocolate. Right now I'm hungry for fast food too and I don't know why, it just sounds good. I'm going to try to keep pushing past cravings and make better choices. With Thanksgiving next week I'm sure there will be a lot of temptation.

I hope everyone has had a great week so far and a great weekend if I don't get back here tomorrow!

17 November 2014

Is anybody as surprised at how fast this year has flown by as I am? I can't believe we're over halfway through November already! Christmas shopping time is here and I'm always clueless as to what to get.

I didn't do as well with activity last week as I'd hoped, but I did get up and do the Kinect at least a few times with the kids, so that was better than sitting on the couch all night. I work late all week this week, so I don't know if I'll get the exercise in that I want, but I am going to try to get to bed a little earlier and take my nighttime pills earlier so maybe I'll be able to wake up and do a workout in the a.m. We'll see how it goes, I just have to keep trying and not give up.

Eating wise, I'm still not doing 100% but I'm trying to make a conscious effort. I am doing more thinking about what I'm putting in my mouth before I eat it. I'm hoping that if I think before I eat I can make a little dent in the gain I've had even without exercise, or at least hold it and not gain more. Thanksgiving is next week, so hopefully that one day I can keep things under control. At least I'm not having it at my house this year to have all of the left overs. :)

I hope everyone is starting their week off great! Have a great day!

13 November 2014

My goal yesterday was to get some kind of exercise in last night. I'm a TV addict, so tearing myself away from it once I'm settled in is hard. Instead of one of my regular DVD's my son and I played the Kinect for a little over an hour, and I was a sweaty mess when we were done. My son and I laughed and it was a great time. He says we need to do a family game night once a week at least and I think we should too. My daughter isn't really into the video games, so we'll see if she'll get on board with that. It may not have been a super hard workout, but at least I got my butt off the couch and had some good bonding time with my son. :)

Today, I'm going to get off work earlier so I'm thinking that I'll get a quick workout in after work, then maybe more Kinect tonight. Whatever it takes to get me off the couch. I'm also going to start incorporating my bathroom workouts during work again. Eating wise, I'm going to try to stick with the plan as best as possible. My daughter made cookies last night and before I knew it I had one in my hand and was eating it. Why do I do that?! Luckily her cookies are small and she doesn't make big batches, but tonight I'm going to tell her no more cookie baking until Christmas. :)

I'm off to start a new day with renewed motivation to get healthy! Have a great Thursday!!

12 November 2014

I've been feeling okay with myself, but still not doing well with my healthy eating and exercising. I'm trying to make changes, but it seems like every time I vow to eat healthy, something unhealthy comes up and I cave. It's that time of year and I know it, so I just need to stop making excuses. Like today, I have to work late, so I was telling myself that I won't be able to get a workout in. Why can't I get a workout in? Because there are TV shows on this evening that I want to watch. Um, no, that's not a good excuse. Sooooo... After my hubby goes to work at 7, I'm going to do a workout. I have to do a workout, my body needs it. I did a workout on Sunday and felt like I was going to throw up, and I used to be able to kick that workout's butt. The last 2 days my days and evenings have actually been filled, so no workout, but tonight, no more excuses. I'm done, I think it's takes more energy to come up with excuses than it does to work out.

I have a work Christmas party come up on December 6th, so that's my goal to get back on track. I don't have to dress fancy or anything for the party, it just seems like a good date to give myself for a goal. I'm sick of my pants being tight, and being self conscious because of it. I'm sick of feeling worn out and tired all the time. I'm sick of feeling like I don't have control over my eating, who else does??? I'm sick of coming here and saying I'm struggling, because I'm the one who controls that. I want to say I've had a win. I want to say I'm eating healthy. I want to say I'm exercising regularly. I want to be a healthy person.

I have to take control of my own life, because no one else can. I am the only person who can choose the path I take, and I want that path to be healthy and happy. That path my not be easy, but most of the good things in my life I've had to work hard for. Okay extra pounds, here's your official eviction notice, no more living on my body mooching all my energy, it's time to go away!

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