No Weight Lost In March
Saturday, March 27, 2010
For almost two years, I have successfully lost some weight each month. This month looks like it is going to be the first month that is not the case. It's not over yet, but so far it's looking like I gained 3 pounds. I wasn't doing too bad until last weekend, when I shot up like 6 pounds. Uggg...., I ate like 6 cookies, maybe more, and I ate a bunch of peanut butter. I know I can't comfort myself with food, but I guess I tried. It wasn't good, but it still doesn't account for a full 6 pound gain. It hasn't helped that I have been getting home late and my husband has made some red meat with a side of carbs, every night. I appreciate that he is cooking, but how about throwing in a vegetable or a lean protein. Oh..., last night they did have fried chicken, and I passed on that. I need to help him plan meals because my poor kids need something more nutritious, and that man is going to have a stroke if things don't change. He gets zero exercise sitting in front of the computer all day and he just needs to eat better. I worry about him.
I have been trying to pull it back together this week. I started by finally tackling some of the things that have caused me stress. I finally saw my doctor about a potential skin cancer spot, and that has been concerning me for months.., but yet I kept putting off because of time and money. The spot keeps getting bigger so I knew it needed to be seen. My doctor seemed to agree that it looked like skin cancer, and I had a biopsy done. I should know something for sure next week. I am glad I am finally getting that taken care of. I also contacted the man that I interviewed with a few weeks ago. The position that I want has not been filled, and I am still being considered (or at least this is what I heard on Monday). That is all he is allowed to say because personnel commission (this is a school district job) does the hiring, and they are known for being slow. That is all I found out last week, but it's better than nothing. My son has some health issues that effect his school work, and so I attended his IEP last week and found out more about how is doing and how we plan to help him. Then I started to look for other ways to bring down my anxiety level. I started to limit my coffee to two cups a day this week (this month I have had so much coffee), and after two cups I am only allowing myself tea. Too much caffeine is not good for anxiety, even if it was keeping me awake. I exercised consistently last week. I cut way down on my sugar intake after my binge (except there were these incredibly delicious brownies at work yesterday, I shared one with my co-worker and then we decided to share another one-to which another co-workers felt the need to point out that sharing two defeats the purpose of sharing-I know this, but they were so good). I started taking a multivitamin. I also got a little more settled into my new job. I slept better last week, than I did all month. So, these are the things that were taken on last week.
Starting next week, I will be working until 8:30, and I am hoping that this helps with the weight loss efforts. I will be packing both my lunch and dinner. I will have to plan things out. It will be nice to have a routine work schedule because it's been a bit sporadic this month with training. There will be no snacking, unless it's planned (my day job often has junk sitting out to snack on, but I will be strong). I am interested to see how this works. I think I can do this. Next month, there will be weight loss again! I guess all things considering (new job, job interviews, concerns about my children's welfare, money concerns, health concerns, giving up things I love like leading Brownies and my recycling committee, driving on freeways for the first time, skin biopsy...) I did okay this month.