Thursday, February 09, 2017
When losing a significant amount of weight: 1-2lbs up and down each week aren't a big deal, but effectively I have hit another plateau. This is discouraging but I know why I am in this situation... I am not paying attention.
My work has consumed my life lately. I am so busy I am dropping the ball constantly. I give 110% all the time, but am disappointed in my inability to get stuff done these days. Work doesn't wait for health. For example - I sat in a 6 hour meeting yesterday. Were there stretch breaks??? No. We had super high paid consultants in and we were nose down in the thick of it. I don't foul my workplace for this - it is just the nature of the beast these days and we are all fighting for our jobs in this market where it is so volatile. I am grateful to have a job, and put a lot of value in my work. In fact, after 60lbs, nobody at my work has mentioned a thing! I think it makes people uncomfortable.
What am I going to do about it? Try and focus. Leave work at work. I have been getting my exercise in which is almost unbelievable....but now I need to focus in on the other parts - in particular sleep and water. They sound so simple when I write them down - but these are 2 of the hardest things to achieve in my world. Lastly - food hasn't been terrible, as I still make the majority of my meals, but the convenience of restaurants has also tempted me away. Last week I ate out 3x! I need to reign that in too.
Self - this is your reminder that your journey is in your hands. Wake up and smell the coffee my dear, its time to bust this plateau and get it done!
I give myself 1 month to break through. I will not gain - I will not stay the same.... I will lose.
...in the 30 min since i wrote this....mic pickup....
i checked my nutrition tracker... i need to stay in range! i have been over in calories for awhile. and... on my weight over time report i just crossed purple and yellow lines so i need to get back under those lines!!!! I also received an invite to a reunion in 2 months - which I will want to lose for.
Its on like donkey kong!