Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 11

Time for a checkin!

I am happy to report that I am down 1.8 from where I was a week ago. True, I was up last week because of some bad things I had eaten the weekend before that weighin, and TOM was visiting. But its still a loss, and Im glad to start the week out so close to the 160s, that hopefully by the end of the week I will be there, and STAYING there.

I did well with the exercise too. I met and exceeded my goal of 1 time per week. I did yoga, pilates, and cardio, so Im really trying to get it in even with my horrible work schedule. Im sure its helping these little bits and pieces of pounds come off.

Its been hard to concentrate on eating AND exercise while working 12 hour days and feel stressed out and exhausted to the bone. I have been tempted like crazy lately by m&ms at work, easter candy, etc. I havent felt temptation like this in a while and it kind of sucks. I know its the stress talking, as in the past, I would have come home after one of these 12 hour days, eaten a large pizza, some doritos, chex mix, and had ice cream or popcorn. That was how I used to make myself feel better. Funny because I always felt even more miserable and just got fatter and fatter. I actually thought I deserved that food because I had a bad day. i didnt realize that I deserved much better. I do now, and while it would be so much easier to stop at the store and pick up some cadbury eggs and eat them, I know that I wouldnt feel any better, and I know that I can deal with this stress in another way that doesnt involve food.


Cammy said...

Fantastic loss! And I can't tell you how much I admire you for NOT giving in to the stress! You rock!

Kathy said...

Keep kickin those Cadburys to the curb...you deserve better than that! Good for you taking the time to figure out what is causing you to want to eat and dealing with it.

barbra brusk said...

heather, i know exactly how you feel about work x eat.

i also work 12 hours a day (since i was like 17) and this sucks. but this is kind of ordinary/normal in my country, so...

i gained about 30 pounds since i started to work crazily and it`s really hard to lose.

i wish i could make my day longer and find some time to exercise. but i dont think this is possible.

actually, i do think this is possible.

tomorrow i will try to get up early to go back on track (after 2 months) and walk/run again.

can i ask you something?
how can you exercise? i mean... what time do you work and what time do you exercise?

Felicia said...

WOO HOO just look at you go!! Weight loss AND NSV all at once. YOU GO GIRL!!

Keep on keeping on you are soooooo doing this!!


40 by 40 said...

Heather--you are just about single digits from goal..wow--that's gotta taste/feel/smell/look/sound way better than a whole Easter basket :) I hope work gets less stressful. Great job not going to food for comfort!! You rock!

Chubby Chick said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the exercise. That is fantastic!

Eating crap really does make a person feel like crap... both mentally and physically. M&M's and Cadbury eggs are just not worth it, ya know? When you're tempted, just think about how great you are going to feel when you see the 160's! :)

Hanlie said...

Wonderful! I am so glad that the scale is moving again.

Poonie said...

You are doing great hon. Managing to eat well and fit in the exercise with those long days and the tremendous amount of stress you've been under is no small feat so you should be very proud of yourself.

Keep up the good work.

Holly said...

Good for you for resisting temptation. You'll be in the 160s before you know it!

teenage girl said...

congrats! you really have done so well. I've been reading your previous blog entries and you sound so healthy and have a health relationship with food. thats great to hear!!!

Scale Junkie said...

I know how busy you've been and when you get busy its easy to give into temptation but I applaud you for not giving in and staying with it, now the results are showing on the scale! Great job!

Grumpy Chair said...

Good job Heather. I think with all things considered that you are doing a fantastic job with the exercise schedule.

Hope your work schedule gets a little less hectic and you can at least return to normal working hours.