Monday, May 24, 2010
It's working! I know what to do and I'm still doing it! I haven't had a chance to do a real workout in a week. I just found a position as a line cook in a new restaurant and I've been training all week last week, plus still teaching. I go from work to work to home to bed. I haven't been able to track my food because it's so irregular and I don't have 'portions', just a bite of this and a bite of that. Tracking my food is very important to me so I 'm really struggling with it right now.
I timidly stepped on the scale this morning and I still weigh 188.6! I was afraid that I was going to gain quite a bit of weight from this week, trying the food and checking the seasonings as I cook. I've made sure I'm armed with other things to eat as well. While the rest of the kitchen is grazing on the deep-fried fish, chicken strips and fries, I'm eating the salad, the grilled kabobs and the other sautéed foods.
As I looked at the tempura fish, I knew that wasn't what I wanted. I know that I'm not losing but to me, it's still a positive because I haven't gained, either. I will get a routine and be able to adjust my workout around it but until then, I'm just doing short bursts of cardio when I can and hoping that I can keep my momentum up.
Thank you Sparks Friends for being to encouraging! I find that I want to keep my numbers in line so that I can be a positive influence on someone else and that helps me keep my eating under control, even when it isn't as good as I'd like it to be.