Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 38

HYC time again, and if you read the previous post, it should come as no surprise that I am the same weight as I was last week. So no change. I sincerely appreciate all of the kind comments and suggestions that I have received. It feels great that so many can relate to what Im going through, and I am grateful for the support. As I posted yesterday, I am hesitant to really switch up my plan since I know it works, so I may just sneak in those pleateau breaker foods to see if that helps. If not, then I have a ton of suggestions to work with so Im sure I will find something to do the trick.

Exercise this week was good - 5 days. I really pushed myself harder during these workouts and while the scale didnt budge, its not as if they are a waste just because of that.

Mental - healthwise, I am doing ok. Work is definitely stressing me out (and so is being in this plateau), but I dont feel quite as depressed as I did a few weeks ago. I have a client who is driving me absolutely insane and I feel like before this project is over, either he or I will be dead! I try to not let those little things bother me, but its hard sometimes. I am just trying to focus on spending my time doing things that I enjoy (what little time I do have). I love to read so I have been trying to read as much as I can and being even lazier on the weekends which has helped.

9 comments:

Cammy said...

I'm a reader too! It helps to have another world to escape into when life gets so...life-like. :)

Wishing you peaceful days ahead...

Holly said...

Wow, great job on the exercise this week!! Keep it up, the scale will budge eventually :)

spunkysuzi said...

Oh to spend an evening with a book and a cup of tea ;) I've got to do that soon!!

Shanna said...

Sounds like someone needs a few lazy weekends!! Enjoy every minute of them!

Great job on working out! It probably helps relieve some of that stress too. Hope the rest of your week is a little less hectic! =)

new*me said...

Great way to look at things and you are right working out is important whether the goal is for weight loss or not. I will continue to work out when I'm a goal just for the health benefits and energy.

Ceres said...

Wow, 5 days of exercise a week in such a stressful period is something you should be really proud about! I hope the project with the demanding client is over soon, and with no casualties ;-)

Thinking Thin said...

That is awesome on the exercise! I need to get my head there again. Your plateau will be gone soon enough, just stick with it!

Laura N said...

Great job on the exercise. I know that's tough to pull off, 5 days in a row.

If you are up for it and have the time & mental energy, get on the crack diet with me. Buy the book "Crack the Fat-Loss Code" by Wendy Chant, and then let me know if you have questions about the plan. The book's not perfect, but the idea of macro-patterning & using proteins/fats/carbs to make your body burn fat is really cool. It's working miracles for me.

It's not easy, though. The first week of lo carb is rough. The second week was like a food vacation compared to week one, and now it's pretty much 2nd nature. I've not eaten junk food at night for 13 nights in a row. That's a first for me.

I bet it will work for you too. Let me know if you decide to try it!

Crystal said...

I have been a reading machine lately, too. It's so nice to get into a book and have that escape from things.