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Weekly Update #2

Saturday, August 26, 2017

So this week was hard for me. I was really stressed out from work. And I haven't been sleeping as well either. I've been doing well sticking with my calorie ranges and eating plan. But the exercise hasn't gone well at all. At least I get to walk a lot at work.

My job can be really stressful, and lately I feel like I'm worn down from it. Frankly I don't think I handle stress well at all. I need to just focus on doing my job the best I can and not worrying about anyone or anything else. I feel like if I can do that I wouldn't be so stressed out. Thursday was bad, I mean really bad. But I have to say my some of my coworkers and my supervisor were supportive.

In regards to my sleeping habits, it has been really frustrating. I've been trying so hard to get a solid 8 hrs. I think I'm around 6.5 - 7 right now? It's frustrating because I wake up several times at night, and usually the last time I wake up (before my alarm goes off) I can't go back to sleep. To sleep the whole night through without waking up would be like winning the lottery. I am trying to stop food/water intake a few hours before bedtime. I am hoping getting my exercise back on track will help too.

I feel like I need to try getting up and going to bed at the same time every day, EVEN on the weekends. I am loathe to do this because I have to get up at 4:50 a.m. during the week and frankly I don't want to do that on the weekend! I am going to try it starting tomorrow for the next 2 weeks and see what happens.

I think I mentioned this in a previous blog post but I am joining/starting the Jumpstart your Workout challenge today. I need help getting back into exercise. I need to learn to enjoy it again and have fun with it again. I am hoping this will help.

It stunk that I gained .8 lbs. from last week (.4 lbs. from Tuesday). But then again I didn't exercise at all. At least I stayed in my calorie ranges and I feel like my eating plan is going pretty well. I mean, it's not stellar or perfect but I am seeing improvement. I'm starting to eat healthier and planning my healthy snacks and stuff better. I did my measurements this morning and I've lost a collective 5 inches!!! That's exciting! That makes me feel a lot better about my weigh-in. I just need to trust the process and keep moving forward. I just really want to get under 218!

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