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slow week [BLC30 Week 5]

Saturday, February 27, 2016



Down 0.5lb, alcohol units 7.8, water 7, calorie range days 4, fitness 6, participation 4, me 4, gratitude 2 (DH cycling to my work from his to escort me home when I worked late, work that is challenging allowing me stretch my problem solving skills).

Loss this week was small considering I had about the half the alcohol units that I usually do over the week. But my calorie range days were also reduced this week due to stress eating and not sleeping very well. Perhaps my body hangs onto the weight when in stress mode in case I need it?

Stress eating was not over the top, but I did have more than elegant sufficiency for lunch one day. Instead of taking my healthy portion lunch, I bought two serves of a sushi roll and had an icecream. Hot chips is my usual go to stress food, and I walked between the hot servery counter and the refrigerator a couple of times before picking up the sushi rolls. Why I bought and ate two serves, I don't know. But I enjoyed my lunch. The icecream was a separate purchase, and I took it out of the cafe and sat on one of the park benches and watched the milieu of 'O Day' being set up.

Also, even though I have a weekly menu plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Getting home late last night after a full on stressful day, I really wasn't interested in making our planned dinner. DH went out and got fish and chips, which I thought were very expensive at nearly $29 for takeaway fish and chips, and one seafood basket. I didn't enjoy these, which is probably a good thing as I'm likely to remember and not want them in the future.

Next week is the first week of semester, so all the new kids/students will be on campus. It will also be super busy and I anticipate stressful, as not all our student systems are working as we would like. So will need to have some strategies in place to not overeat or inappropriately. I'm thinking of taking extra fruit to work, that is, bananas and making sure I continue drink water throughout the day. Also, I have got a couple of dinners in the freezer that we enjoy, in case we don't feel like preparing dinner from scratch after finishing late.
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  • CHALLENGER15
    Sounds like a good plan for dealing with stressful times!
    1702 days ago
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