November 8, 2013

Roses and thorns

For some reason, this week felt like it dragged on forever. Lots of meetings, lots of stuff to do at work, a few stresses at home. Every day, I went to bed exhausted.

I was down a pound earlier in the week but today I'm back where I was a week or so ago, to 254. It's frustrating but I'm not too upset - I know I did well most of the week and last night I got overly snacky - stress-related, but also, learning to balance everything. I have the food in control, as long as I'm not working out. I have to keep my workouts basic, I think, because if I do too much, I get very hungry, and I'm not equipped to deal with that situation just yet.

I feel bloated and yucky. I'm sure having my period doesn't help, but I always hate that excuse.

My goal for this week is to keep on keepin' on. I did a pretty good job last week, I can't lose sight of that - I went to the gym four times, starting Saturday and with Tuesday/Thursday rest days (yesterday was insane, by the time my work day was done and we got home, it was so late!). I think 5 days is a good goal - every day except Tuesday/Thursday sounds like a good plan for now, at least for the rest of the semester.

Another goal is to not eat peanut butter. Long-time readers will, I'm sure, remember that peanut butter has long been one of my trigger foods. I've learned to live with it in the house - before Matt and I moved in together, I couldn't buy it at all. When I was pregnant, it repulsed me, and it lost most of its power over me. I've been bringing a single serving Jif cup with me to work to eat with a banana or apple, and it's good, but it's a lot of calories for something so small. I can have a whole bag of light microwave popcorn for the same calories as a spoonful of peanut butter! Since volume is a big thing for me, my goal for this week is to focus on snacks that are healthy and not so calorie dense.

Not sure what our plans are for this weekend yet. I'm hoping to squeeze in a nap at some point, and of course some trips to the gym, but other than that, no clue.

What about you? How was your week? Any fun weekend plans? What's for dinner at your house tonight?

Also: Spoonful of Me, please email me - Matt ran the Polar Dash the last few years, lots of advice for you!


Unknown said...

Sounds like you are doing a really good job and working towards that blissful balance that we both crave.

Tonight I'm making a Dairy Free Veggie Quiche for dinner that I had planned for Wednesday but got pushed back. I'm hoping it turns out yummy!

Amy said...

I used to love eating spoonfuls of peanut butter as a snack, and Joel is completely obsessed with peanut butter (last Christmas I made him three kinds of homemade peanutbutter for a gift).

Because peanuts are a legume I'm not allowed them on the Whole 30, and honestly I haven't missed it at all. I do miss popcorn though!

For dinner tonight I'm making a Whole 30 compliant Chicken Tikka masala - anything dairy is getting replaced with coconut milk and instead of rice i'm making cauliflower rice :)

I'm hoping you get your nap this weekend! My week has been exhausting trying to get the deal closed on the house we're buying - but it'll be over in that department (lots of other stuff to do next week) tonight! I've been soooo tired as a result

Taryn said...

Love that you're able to see that you are doing things right, even if the scale hasn't shown a loss this week.

My weekend consists of working (ah the joys of shift work and an 8 day rotation). Last night I made homemade chicken souvlaki with rice pilaf and a tomato, cucumber and feta cheese salad with a balsamic dressing. Was sooo good. Today I'm gonna roast up 2 big pans of veggies, bake off some chicken and make some cous cous so that my hubby and I just have to heat up dinner (as I'll be at work and he's home to fend for himself) I hope he picks the healthy meal I'm making and doesn't go out...

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how those weeks feel!!

And you are doing really good and should be proud of yourself. Just keep pushing it and you will reach your goals :)