Friday, March 7, 2008

Hooray its Friday!

Soooo glad its Friday today. I was able to sneak out of work early today to get some relaxation in. I am going to another hockey game tonight and will probably be out late, which sucks because my body needs a break!

I have worked 10-12 hours each day this week and it has taken its toll on me. I am stressed about everything, but Im glad I weighed in today and lost .4 since Wed, so all that stands between me and the 60s again is .7. Crazy to think I was there a week ago and all week long I couldnt get back there. Im thinking maybe last week was a fluke. I hate this up and down with the scale. I was losing consistently and now its such a struggle to lose anything except whatever I may gain.

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I am doing and if I am just slipping up on little things and that is causing this plateau of sorts. However, I can honestly say that I am not doing a thing differently than I did at day 1. I plan my meals every day. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I eat on plan, with no little "sneaks" here or there. I dont eat over or under the plan. I still weigh/measure my foods that are not prepackaged.

So while its nice to know that I am not letting things slide that I should be focusing on, I know that it means that exercise is the only thing that may help me actually get to my goal. I also do have to take into account my crazy schedule. I am sure that is impacting everything as well. The amount of stress I am under combined with the fact that I have been eating dinner later at night due to me getting home so late, probably contributes too. I will give this another week and see what happens, and then I will probably have to do the dreaded limited Take Off that I did a ways back. I hated doing it, but it worked last time I was stalling. I think it was around 194-193 that it was happening, so I guess it doesnt seem wierd that little more than 2o pounds later Im hitting another stall. I have been sitting at 171-172 for weeks. Maybe TO is exactly what I need to push me down into the 60s. I would almost feel better plateauing in the 60s.


Grumpy Chair said...

Laura N. (Life of L) she did LAWO too, she suggested today that I might limit my whole grain carbs for two days (protein, fruits and veggies only) and see if I get some results from the plateau.

I'm gonna do that this weekend.

Sorry about your long hours, working 12 hour days is very stressful and I'm sure your sleep is off a bit too.

Hang in there, glad you took off early today and enjoy your hockey game.

teenage girl said...

wow working 10-12 hours a day must be tough.. i don't even think I am in school for that long! but atleast you lost, which is still great!!

have fun at the hockey game - they are the best.

Scale Junkie said...

I know how difficult that ends up being when you are working those long hours week after week. Hopefully you'll get some rest this weekend.

As for your plateau, I think your body needs time to adjust, the advice GC gave sounds not only reasonable but easy enough to do! Hopefully it will work for you.

Hope you enjoyed the game!

Lora said...

How many hours of sleep are you getting each night? There is a strong correlation between sleep and weight loss. You also may just be on a plateau which means you may have to step up the exercise (which isn't all that fesaible working 10-12 hour days.) Can you cut back your hours some?

Katy said...

It amazes me how much you work! Hope you get some relaxation time this weekend!

40 by 40 said...

What's the take off? I hope you had a relaxing deserve it. You are doing great..amazing actually. It will happen.

Tori said...

Wow you deserve a break, 10-12 hours is a full load. Glad your getting some realization but I don't know how relaxing hokey is. :0)

Have a great week!

Lyn said...

When I hot my stall, I had to go back to measuring and counting calories to start it moving again. I hate plateaus!

You're doing awesome. Especially with that crazy long work schedule! I don't know how you do it. Keep on working it and eventually you will see results :)