Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm going to lose it! My weightloss journey

I learned something last week: 

stress + sleepless nights = stress eating

stress eating does not = weightloss 

Luckily for me though, stress eating didn't equal a gain either!

I started the week off okay.  Other than the fact that I had a huge headache.  I believe it was from lack of caffeine.  I went from drinking sugar filled iced tea, to drinking water. 

On Wednesday, I was craving cookies and asked Joe to buy some when he stopped for diapers on his way home from work.  Wednesday night, my mom called to tell me that my dad was in the hospital and the stress eating began. 

I hardly slept that night and on Thursday night, I was exhausted.  But Grace had other ideas and kept me up all night.  She didn't fall asleep until 5 a.m. and I  needed to be up at 7:00. 

I didn't exercise at all this week.  It was too hot to walk and I didn't get the Wii set up yet.  I did manage (with the help of a friend) to get the guest room cleared out enough that I will be able to use the Wii Fit. 

We moved the guest bed into Grace's room, so now the guest room isn't a guest room anymore, I guess it's the office now.  We'll be moving the exercise bike into the "office" and getting a cable box for the TV.  I'm hoping that will inspire me to get some exercise time in each day. 

I cannot tell you how relieved I was when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw that I am the same weight as last week.  Sure,  a loss would have been more pleasing.  But I had to be realistic when I stepped on the scale this morning.  I had to be honest with myself and know that a gain was possible and a loss was not. 

A gain would have been a set back and this soon in the game, could have been a major set back and knowing my track record with past diets, could have caused me to give up.  So, the fact that I'm the same as last week, is a huge blessing! 

I'm only going to make one new goal for this week and that is to increase the amount of fruit and veggies I eat each day.  That may not reflect in my menu planning but I am going to try to snack on the fruits and veggies when I am in the mood to just munch on something.

Aside from increasing the fruits and vegetables, I want to work on my missed goals from last week
  • increase begin exercising
  • drink more water
Something else that I need to do is to remember not be too hard on myself for my failures.  I'm really good at giving that advice to others.  I'm not so good at following that advice myself. 

I hope you all have a great week! 

How To Homemaker

I'll be linking this post to the "How To" Homemaker's Healthy Living blog carnival.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I wish you well with your goals!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!! Stay positive!

Nancy at said...

Your equation is so true. I'm glad you didn't gain any. That is always a relief. You've got some good goals for this next week. Looking forward to reading your post next week. We're getting there together!!!

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