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Happy Easter! (The start of yet another new week)

Posted by Susan on April 12, 2009

Happy Easter ! My Easter will be spent doing what I love doing on a Sunday…………Nothing ! We not nothing really, I will be cooking for the week, and organizing my life so that my Monday runs smoothly. I love Sundays so much. Especially the ones where there are no plans, and I can just do what I need to do, on my own time.

I’ve spent way too much time this weekend thinking about the work situation of Friday. I am usually able to leave work behind, and enjoy the weekend. This weekend it was not the case. After a lot (too much) thinking , I’ve come up with a resolution I think I can live with. I hate the fact that I allowed work to seep into my home life, but I just couldn’t help it.

This coming week will be much of the same as far as diet and workouts go. If there is anything I’ve learned in my life up to this point it is, ” if it aint broke , don’t fix it “. I will be doing my Turbulence Training / HIIT 3x this week, and my SS cardio 2x. I will be logging all of my food and calories, staying within my calorie ranges, and I will be drinking 1 gallon of water a day.

As of this week’s weigh in, I am 2 lbs. away from my first goal of 150 lbs. I am 7 lbs. away from my second goal weight of 145 lbs. After that I will see how I look and how I feel, and decided if I want to go lower or if I am ready to maintain. I think that maintaining will be a huge challenge. I have no idea how to do it to be honest because I’ve never had to before. I feel like I’ve lived my entire life on a diet ! I am thinking I will figure out how many calories I need to maintain the weight I am at and then keep tracking until I am used to it. Also I figure I will have to keep up my weekly weigh ins to make sure that I am staying at my goal weight. It is kind of a scarey thought, upping calories. I will get used to it I guess. I need to make a plan so that I am prepared.

Well, I hope everyone has a peaceful Easter Sunday and a not too painful Monday !

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Awful Day

Posted by Susan on April 10, 2009

Today has been one of the worst (work) days I’ve had in a really long time. I am so glad to be home and safe. I am also glad I get a few days to get past it all and hopefully feel better about it all. Feeling totally helpless stinks in any situation. I guess I need to accept what is and move on. A good night’s sleep will help me gain some perspective.

The good new is that instead of eating away the frustration and pain, for some reason I feel the total opposite. My upset has caused my appetite to pretty much disappear. I ate dinner because my body needed it after a hard day, but not because I was actually hungry for it. I skipped my nightly sweet because I just don’t want it tonight. I was so antsy when I got home that I cleaned the house……………… less to do tomorrow. I am considering doing some cardio tomorrow morning just to constructively work soe of these feeling out of my body.

Wow ! A totally different reaction than I usually have. I would normally be out looking for the biggest , fugiest chocolate cake I could find to drown my sorrows in. I guess, things have shifted in the emotional eating department. That is good news at least.

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