Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Writing off the month

This month was just bad where weight was concerned.  I did make my exercise goal for the quarter, but the scale went backwards.  It's okay.  Not wholly unexpected.  Everytime I make a major goal, I have trouble moving forward.

There's also the stress of life right now, which has caused me to overeat.  I won't get into all of that, but there's pretty big stuff going on.

So I'm writing March 2012 off.  For one year, I have not had to write an entire month off, but this year I will.  I have worked hard, and I will continue to work hard.  Maybe I just needed a breather.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The first HUGE bump in the road.

I've not had too many bumps in this last year.  Little hiccups here and there, but not huge bumps.  The last couple of weeks have been like driving off road!  I'm still moving (exercising) but the daily day to day stuff is bumpy and I'm all over the place with my eating.

Why?  Gosh, emotions, hormones, stress....I have excuses, but there's really no great excuse.

I'm at least ON the road.  I will not be running the 8k I'm supposed to on Sunday.  I've been super duper lazy about training and there's no way I could run 5 miles without having a lot of pain. 

I will make it through.  It's just rough going.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Back to the Beginning...

"When the job went wrong you went back to the beginning" - The princess bride.

Sometimes in success, I think we start to analyze how we can be MORE successful.  I think that's what I've been doing since January -  adding Bootcamp, and then with going non-processed.  But neither thing has made me any more successful than I was.

I did go 18 out of 19 days being non-processed and I am committed to eating a healthy diet, but what I started doing is eating nuts.  Lots and lots of nuts.  And homemade bread.  Lots of homemade bread.  It's not working for me. 

So I am going back to the beginning.  Back to what I've been doing for so long that has been working.   Drinking my gallon of water per day.  Eating the basic things that I was eating.  It's okay that it's going slower.  I don't need to change.  I just need to keep doing what works.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Super Bad Blogger Award goes to ME!

I haven't really had much to write lately.  I'm still non-processed. 15 days now.  I had one day where I gave in to temptation and have hostess donuts and a hostess cupcake. But went right back on.

The thing is, I felt awful after eating that and the next day.  Like hungover awful.   I used to feel that way when I would binge an awful lot of food.  But I wouldn't say this eating was a binge like that.  I think my body is just getting very used to not having the sugar. 

So, I'm still plugging away.  I hate how long it takes to lose a measly pound these days, but I keep on keeping on!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Non-Processed Day 9!! YUMMY bread!

Oh bread, how I have missed you.

I couldn't stand not having bread anymore, so I went and made my own, from 100% whole wheat flour.  All the ingredients were non processed, and today I was so happy to eat a turkey sandwich with my own bread!!  WOOOHOOO!!    It's actually quite dense and filling in a way that store bought bread never is. 

I have now been 9 days without any processed food.   I can't say that for sure I'm feeling any "better" or worse.  One of the goals is to see if it has any affect on stomach fat, as I have read in numerous places that complex carbs have a tendency to make you hold weight in your stomach area.   We shall see.

:)  Have a happy day!