Monday, July 13, 2009

Hitting a wall.

It happened. I have lost my motivation. My weight is creeping up. Unhealthy snacks are creeping in. I can't say this is a plateau since I ate Smartie Cheesecake when out for lunch yesterday.

Sometimes I care about this, more often I don't. Heck, I just bought a maxidress (muumuu??) yesterday.

I have moments. Right now I am blogging as my steel-cut oatmeal simmers on the stove. I plan on having a salad for lunch. There is a home showing at 6:00 so I am not sure about dinner.

I do know my blood pressure is rising at the thought of getting ready (again), and then listening to the realtor probably tell us the reason this person doesn't want my house (again). I am listening to heavy equipment tear the street up in front of my house. I wonder how this will affect people's opinions of our house and if it might cost us a sale.

I am letting my team down. Stress. My house is not selling. Stress. My daughter is going through a phase where every little slight against her (she wanted the yellow cup, not the blue; her brother is breathing in the same room as her; her other brother took her toy....) results in blood-curdling screaming. Stress. Stepping on the scale and seeing a gain. Stress.

So what do I do? Ben & Jerry's If I had a Million Flavours. Ahhhhhhhhh. Beer and Clam on my balcony. Ahhhhhhhhh. Working in my garden. Grumble grumble I have to walk there, oooh so many weeds, oh that work feels good! Ok, that wasn't so bad. Ahhhhhhh. Knitting. Ahhhhhhhhh. Streaming Dharma and Greg on my laptop. Ahhhhhhhh. I really really want to start smoking again. I have not done it for years, but lately my cravings are popping up again with a new venegance.

Ok, so maybe I should do more of the second part of the list and less of the first part, that should be a start.

What do you do when you hit a wall?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

Is it Wednesday already???

This past week has gone by in a flash.

I have been trying very hard to stop some bad habits that have snuck back into my life. I am trying to eat more salads again--having farm fresh lettuce delivered every week helps with that! Making muffins and pie from the farm fresh rhubarb also delivered did NOT help!
Discovering the yumminess that is Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale also probably didn't help, but it did take the edge off of a very noisy, busy day this week. (tangent: No, I haven't jumped on the lime-flavoured beer wagon. I don't plan on it. If I want lime-flavoured beer I will slice up a lime and add it myself.)

Long story short, here are my stats:

Last week's weight: 160.9
This week's weight: 160.6
Lost: 0.3

Onwards and downwards!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday

I have not had a great week as far as weight loss goes. The stress of keeping our house show-ready at any given time is taking it's toll, and meal planning and calorie counting has gone out the window. We have showings almost every day, which makes cooking and eating at regular times hard--there have been more take out and sandwiches than usual. I am falling back into bad habits: eating off the kid's plates, snacking in the pantry, buying junk food.

So, there is a gain this week.

Last week's weight: 157.9
Current weight: 160.9
Gain: 3 lbs

I am going to work harder this week and hopefully post a loss next week. I am quite disappointed in myself this week.