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A stressful week but I lost 3 lbs!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My 3 lbs loss is probably over a 2 week period...but I'll take it! I've gained some weight back since I'm working my new job but I'm nipping in the bud...so to speak. My lifestyle prior to the job was probably not healthy anyway.... I lived on coffee, protein bars and Quik Check Chilli...lol

This week has been stressful for me though. I'm trying so hard to "get ahead" but it just seems like that is not going to happen anytime soon. I'm stressed but I'm trying to stay calm, deal with what's going on and continue to move forward.

What's going on this week? Well..... I did suffer damage from Hurricane Irene. My basement flooded twice because we had no power and the sump pump was out of commission. My hot water tank broke off and was floating. I replaced it with an inferior tank just so we have hot water..... the plumber fee was triple the cost of the tank but, I can take hot showers now....a good thing!...The volunteer fire dept came and pumped the basement out twice for me.... they were so helpful and sweet....working long hours yet pushing on to help people like me in need. I want to give them a big donation but right now I can't. .. but I will.

Anyway.... my furnace was also under water twice. It's old and I wasn't sure it would work. So I let it dry out a bit...then I ordered oil thinking I would turn it on and see if it worked or needed to be replaced (not that I can afford it...but I would find a way). Anyway...when they tried to fill my oil tank the fill pipe broke off... must be rusted. So, no oil and NO HEAT! But we manage...have some electric space heaters to help us through for now. So I'm guessing the very old oil tank is rusted and needs to be replaced too... as well as the furnace. And it continues...... my car was leaking power steering fluid....so I had to repair that because I need my car to get to work. Luckily work is only 20 mins away and no highway driving..... my car doesn't seem to drive well on the highway.. think the trans is going but it's ok as long as I can get to work......... plus I have my daughter's car if I need (and I have used it recently).

Right now I'm exhausted, and I hope I can sleep through the night...so many things on my mind....
But..... my point in this whole blog... is that even though I didn't exercise as much as I wanted I was in CONTROL of my eating.... which is why I lost weight. I did eat healthy for the last 2 weeks and it shows on the scale. Where I work there is always snacky type food around... my co workers just enjoy that.... but for me.... I have to watch what I eat. I bring my healthy snack and lunch.... and I do indulge in the goodies .... I'll just have a taste (.quick story... one of the ladies brought in apple cider donuts today.... they were still warm.... I cut myself off a very small piece..... just to taste. I think I was the only one who did that and I was proud of my resolve.... but they really didn't taste that good to me. Why? they were greasy donuts... and I don't eat "greasy donuts" The taste was not worth the calories. Had they tasted good to me.... well, I might have gone back and cut another piece off...lol... But THEY didn't...so I was happy with my little taste.

I want to keep writing but I'm so tired.... can't keep my eyes open. Besides I'm sure no one really wants to hear my ramblings....lol

My message with this blog, which is all over the place...as is my mind right now.....
Make your plan... even if you can't do ALL the things you want.... you can at least try. You owe it to yourself to try.... take those little steps.... they will get your there!
Keep Sparkin...... it works
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  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    emoticon on getting through the stress, eating right and losing 3lbs!! emoticon
    3325 days ago
  • GRANDMABEAST63
    Way to go, even with all your obstacles you did it. Nutrition is the key ! I am sorry you are going through all these things with the house and your car, went through that ourselves more than once. Just this week we got water in the garage we will need to have the foundation repaired in the spring, it neverending. Have a good weekend:)
    3325 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    What an AWESOME attitude!!! So glad you are able to stay on track even with all that is going on. I guess that is why this is a healthy lifestyle journey.
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    3325 days ago
  • JUNA89
    Bittersweet Victory! emoticon
    3326 days ago
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