Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I was talking to a work friend yesterday and telling her how Ive been struggling the past few days and she thought that maybe it was because of stress. OMG how I could I be so stupid to not realize that? OF COURSE IT IS! I always lose control in stressful situations because its the one thing I can turn to. Geez-o! Im so irritated now that I look back and see it. Not all of it was stress, but it certainly was a catalyst. Im literally (figuratively) drowning in paperwork at work. Its a super busy time and it really has to get done quickly because it impacts other people- but the volume and the lack of help (because they are all super busy too) is killing me. Last week I stayed after EVERY NIGHT and Im still not close to being caught up. I also missed several boot camps because of it. No wonder I had a sugar/carb fest the past few days!
Last night I caught myself doing it. There was a bag of cheetos right in front of me and even though I just got done eating dinner, I still opened them up and started eating. Once I realized what I was doing, I put them away and went and took a shower. And actually, I was feeling a little sore from my workouts this week so I took a hot bubble bath with smell good stuff and a mud mask and I relaxed. I also brushed and flossed my teeth and used some mouthwash so I wasnt tempted to eat again. I felt so refreshed after. Thats not something I can do every day (or would want to), but it was nice to take a little time for myself.
Im going to start each blog with numbers. The challenge I was on gave you 5 points a day if you stayed in the nutrition guidelines. Every time you had something non-compliant, then you had to take a point. So yesterday I was 2/5. I also weighed myself today and Im up from where I ended, but not so much that I cant get it under control and take back my progress. Im looking forward to getting back on track!