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You Spin Me Right Round Baby...(warning - Whinage ahead)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This is me, spinning my wheels.

I'm tired, frustrated, and stressed out.

First of all, as I posted on my team thread in BLC14, it's official, I hate Wednesday weigh-ins.

I see NO way I'm going to get to bed by noon today, not with voting and Zumba, and then having to deal with some annoying banking issues (my bank wisely blocked my card because of a suspicious charge, but now I have to call several places to tell them NOT to charge the old card number for their usual payments and notify them I won't have a new card number for a week to 10 days and see how they want to handle that, plus call the company who took the bogus charge to dispute it), and actually make and eat food. *sigh* We've already eaten takeout WAY too often this week, so I'm sure my sodium intake been insane...so it's take out food again (and risk the crazy sodium) or cook and not get to bed on time...

Dammit this sucks. And there's no way to weigh in later on Wednesday unless we DON'T stay up to flip our schedule, which fubars my days off.


I am SO tired of bouncing around 220s - I was looking at my calendar summary last night and I've been just over and just under 225 for a month now. My lowest weight occurred on a week when I managed to work out - HARD - for 6 days straight, and I just don't think I can maintain that.

So yeah. Discouraged right now.

Probably doesn't help that I only got 5 hours of sleep before getting up for work tonight, finishing up Prisoner of Azkaban. On the good side, I DID finish, but that means I just started Goblet of Fire, my least favorite book in the series (honestly, I spent most of my first read-through of this book wanting to slap some sense into Harry). And this is where the books start getting thicker too - nearly twice the size as the first 3 books. And I think I'm going to read this, Order of The Phoenix AND Half-Blood Prince in 19 days?!?

On the exercise front...I nearly went to the gym anyway yesterday, but we needed to pick up a few things from Walmart, which is where I discovered the banking issue (yeah, THAT was fun...sigh), and between running to the bank to pull out cash to keep us going until the new card comes and then picking up lunch because it was already nearly noon...yeah, no gym, and STILL my intended "rest and read" day didn't happen until after we got home (and of course THAT derailed sleep, which just perpetuates the cycle of fatigue/frustration/discourage
ment). Meh.

I feel like I just can't get caught up - on sleep, on exercies, on all the stuff that needs to get done. I want off the hamster wheel now, thanks.

And TOM is looming too - which means I'm likely to be more emotional than usual the next couple of days (PRE-menstrual syndrome is an accurate description in my case). And then there's the bloating and weight gain that comes with THAT - see? Yet another vicious cycle, and they're all coming to head at once.



I'm sorry I've been such a downer here the last few days folks.
I'll pull out of the funk eventually.
Probably after I've slept away my days off and started the whole ride over with next weekend's time change.
You SURE I can't just crawl into my cave and come out when it's over?

Yeah, that's what I figured...
Ah well, at least they need me for *something* at work.
Meh indeed.
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    Your life is too stressful. You need some rest. LOL.
    3919 days ago
  • JONEIL513
    Wow, rough day! You're strong and you'll make it through, I know it! emoticon
    3920 days ago
    I think we all go through this, well, i dont have the TOM thing. Hang in there. You'll get there. Everyone's here to listen!!!! Sometimes it feels good to let it all out!!!
    3920 days ago
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    Hi ....you are beautiful, wonderful and great just the way you are !!!!!!
    3920 days ago
    You shouldn't apologize. It's ok to be whiny you're exhausted and stressed - or at least I hope so because I definitely am. =) Hope your week gets better!
    3920 days ago
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    Been through the credit card thing - it sucks but at least you found out about it before too much damage was done.
    3920 days ago
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    Sending you lots of self-love, peace and tranquility.
    3920 days ago
    It'll get better. It has to, right?
    3920 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Been there-Done that- hang in there-I think it's good to vent-
    who doesn't enjoy a good "whine"??-LOL

    3920 days ago
    Thanks for the earworm! I think that's often the solution to the blahs - put on some peppy music and boogie!

    Like a record baby, round round.

    And remember, when you're in a funk,

    3920 days ago
    Take 2 pamprin and call me in the morning.....Seriously, take 2 pamprin and call me in the morning! I say that because the multi-symptomed bottle really gets the water and fluids off! I think that last month I probably lost 2 lbs tops, and I am finally starting to lose again! I think maybe our bodies need to regroup alittle when you lose alot of weight, and once it decides it's not starving will go back to losing again! Take care, I know that the money matters are a real drag too! Normandy emoticon
    3921 days ago
    Just remember there are only so many hours in the day and you get done what you can get done. Stressing doesn't help the weight and maybe just not worrying about a weigh in for a week will let you relax a little. Find time for the Calgon :) emoticon
    3921 days ago
    Hope you are able to catch up on some sleep and your days start to slow down. I hope you enjoy Goblet Of Fire more then you did the first time. I loved that book more then the Order of the Phoenix book. I still haven't re-read the books this year for the release of the last movies. I will not read them until next year when the whole series is done.

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    3921 days ago
    Your first three paragraphs are the reason why I stopped doing team challenges. For me it was way too much stress to live life normally, which is as you describe: full of stuff you didn't plan on (sorry to hear about your credit card issues!), and having to eat healthily and work out too AND do a challenge.

    Since stopping those team challenges, I pretty much weigh in when I feel like it and I don't have to jump through any hoops to win a virtual challenge that never seemed to actually HELP me lose any weight, which made me feel as if I was letting down a bunch of people I don't know and have never met!
    Honestly losing weight is more about the eating than the working out. A friend of mine had a trainer who told her that 60% of weight loss depends on your diet, 30% on your physical activity and 10% on good sleep. So things have changed a little for me since hearing that. If I can't work out I don't worry about it that much. What I can control very easily every day is my caloric intake.

    My formula for losing weight is to eat on average about 200 calories LESS than what Spark has for your maximum cal intake in a day, and to try to keep my activity level at least as high as Spark recommends.

    Your weight is probably bouncing around because of the take out food and the sodium and the take out food!! *ahem*

    Try cutting out sugar to help you with your PMS. It helped me with my mood swings and so did taking Evening Primrose Oil.

    Good Luck with all of your extracurricular bank activities.
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    3921 days ago
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    I gotta give you much credit for shouting out for Calgon and not chocolate, alcohol, etc. ...... hope everything settles down and straightens out for you ASAP!

    3921 days ago
    Wouldn't it be awesome if you could clone yourself, and make the clone do all the hectic, get this done right now stuff? Seriously though, you are going to make that break through as far as watching those numbers, and no matter what the numbers say, imagine going through what you are right now, only before you were more fit. That always helps me to see I am not at a standstill, but that the work I have put in, is helping me, even when the scale isn't moving.

    And I agree, when I read the Goblet to my girls, we all commented that Harry needed a spanking.

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    3921 days ago
    Hugs! Things will get better and then you can be thankful that these issues are in the past (banking challenges...)
    Once you are rested you will be able to make good decisions about how to fit in exercise (Oh my - now I am starting to sound like my Mother) Time to sign off.
    3921 days ago
    Hang tough. Life happens and the best we can attempt is to maintain. Look at it this way; at least you're maintaining, not gaining.

    3921 days ago
    Hey Eu:
    Hang in there things will get better they have to.

    3921 days ago
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    3921 days ago
    You must accept the weight flux as the suckage that it is. We cannot change it. Periods also cannot be changed, much to the ever increasing dismay of us females. The Mother has such a cruel sense of humor sometimes.
    I'm sorry you've had such a crap day. :( It does seem to be going around... I understand the wish for hibernation, but alas, it's not meant to be for us wee mortals. Just hang in there, Eu. The roller coaster has to even out sometime. Remember that you're loved and we're here for you. All the time. ^_^ Even at 3:30am. *huggles*
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    Sorry you're going through a hard time right now. The good thing about life is that when times are tough, they do get better.

    Check this out, it might spin some perspective. I know it did for me:

    3921 days ago
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