Blogging More to Stay on Track

Friday, August 03, 2012

I've decided that it will probably help me if I write more blogs. Sometimes I get so busy that I don't have time to talk to people about things that are bothering me so I thought this might help.

First, I've gotten myself into a very frustrating cycle of eating too little during the week and then going food-crazy on the weekend. I've done a better job straightening myself out this week, but last week was the worst week yet. Here are the things I have realized that are causing this and what I am doing to work on it:

- First, there is so much junk food lying around for everyone at work so I am super strict on myself because I know if I eat some junk.... I will go overboard. So I don't let myself have anything. This constantly drives me absolutely crazy. I am working on eating more foods I like so that it doesn't drive me crazy. (Working on: Try having one small treat at the end of the workday Twice per week. If I get out of control, stop. Treat this as a temporary experiment.)

- Second, I am working so much, I don't pack enough food to bring to work and its also not enough variety of foods. I am staying with a co-worker and her family close to my job. My home is an hour and a half away. So I pack up my food for the week and bring it to work and only return home on the weekends. There isn't enough space in her fridge to go buy myself groceries so I end up with cereal, a ham sandwich and fruit every single day. I skip dinner. I think I'm lacking a variety of vitamins which trigger crazy food cravings on the weekends when i'm back at home around my food. (Working on: making dinners on the weekend that I can pack and bring with me as left overs to eat for lunch and dinner during the week to add more variety to my diet. Also, take my vitamins so that I don't get specific food cravings.)

- Third, I am too strict during the week and it only gets worse because I feel like I have to cut all the weight I gained over the weekend. This has literally turned into a cutting and binging routine that I need to straighten out. (Working on: start out slowly adding in small portions of foods I really love here and there.)

- Fourth, working 60+ hours per week seriously cuts into my exercise time. So when I literally have no time to exercise, I have to compensate by not having as many calories. By the time the weekend comes around, all I want to do is eat eat eat. (Working on: Exercising more on the weekends so that I wont want to snack as much)

Well, all these things added together pretty much show how I've gotten into this mess, but I have an action plan and sometimes I just need to write my thoughts out so I can sort things out. I already packed leftover spaghetti this week and since it's one of my favorite meals, it has already helped me. Plus, it adds a little variety to my day. I also took my vitamins today (which are easy to take b/c they're yummy).

The weekend starts this afternoon, so I guess we'll see if my plan works or not soon enough.
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    With all the work time, can you sneek in walks during breaks while eating (yogurt, apple, cheese, etc.) I work in a clean room and everytime I sit on the bench to put on the booties, I do 12-15 tricept dips on the bench. If i sit at the computer too long, I stand behind the chair and do calf raises with a chair or knee lifts with a chair. - Time to get creative! It doesn't help my weight loss much, but it keeps me focussed on feeling energized and active for when I have time to really get out there.

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    Good thing you've caught on to the problem. I hope you can figure out a way to get some fitness in during the week just to help you relax :)

    Keep up the hard work!
    3242 days ago
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