Tuesday, August 31, 2010
yesterday I thought a lot about why I'm not losing weight...and even knowing I ate under calories two days and got poor sleep, a five pound gain? Really?
I have a suspicion tho....Aleve. Aleve is a sodium product...and i started taking it daily for my arthritis....and i haven't been getting the water in. I'm thinking there's the culprit right there. can't not take it...the only alternative to me currently is ibuprofen and in the amounts needed it's too much - I'll end up with an ulcer.
So, for the rest of this week, I'll take the Aleve but i will ROCK the water. Soon as I thought of it yesterday I started drinking water and this a.m. my rings are already looser again.
I'm not getting on the scale tho. I get too wrapped up in those numbers and right now, I need to think positive!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Last Monday, I had a 1.8 pound loss. This monday, I gained 5 full pounds.
In looking at last week, one major thing jumps out at me - I was freaking exhausted. I woke up daily around 4 a.m.....and coudn't go back to sleep. Lots of stress last week = sleep problems. By Friday, i was so tired I fell into bed at 8 pm, without having eaten dinner even.
If I look at last week, I see...
170 minutes of cardio
Two days where I went under my calories and the balance were within range
Took my supplements 50% of the time
Didn't make a single day of 8 cups of water a day
way under on sleep
Way over on stress!
This is the kind of weigh in that makes me want to give upagain - BUT I can clearly see the problem areas.
This a.m., I'm really tired of trying....but I'm getting back up and back "on the horse". one more day at a time, one more week at a time.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
When I got up today, I thought "Wow, do I feel like crap!" I'm exhausted.
Then I finished logging my food and realized why I feel like crap: I was way under calories, under on carbs, under on almost everything including water. It was a crazy, crazy day and I was running from the time I got up till the time I went to bed....and on top of it all, this is the 4th day in a row I've woken up 30-60 minutes too early and been unable to fall back asleep. So I'm exhausted, but I'm not sleeping well either.
No wonder I'm bone tired!
Today: Eat all my calories making sure to hit the protein and fruits/veggies, drink the water, and try to get some sleep!
Yesterday I chatted with an old friend about how hard this is...the losing the weight. How crushing it can be. When I'm living on sugar and poor nutrition it is so much harder to try...I feel like I do right now, every day. When I'm eating the appropriate amounts of fruits/veggies/protein, I have energy and a positive outlook to do the work, make the changes and not give up.
So yesterday (and today's resulting exhaustion) was not in vain, it was a reminder of how bad I felt before I started taking care of myself.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
If you knew me...you'd know what I'm about to say is a little amazing...
I have a problem being proud of myself (wow is that a long story, just take my word for it - okay?) and this morning after finally finishing tracking for yesterday I feel like running around yelling - I did it! I rocked it! Woo hoo go me!
Yesterday: 70 min cardio, tracked every bite that went into my mouth and stayed within ALL my limits.
Doing both those things on the same day? Um, not normal, LOL. So focusing on this short-term goal thing seems to be a good motivation. Having a great day like that yesterday, makes me excited for today.
Wooo hoo! go me!
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