Friday, June 20, 2008

Weigh In: 142.6 (-1.5 lb)

I suppose it's time to - briefly, at least - get back to the whole reason I started this blog: to help me with my weight loss efforts.

I was feeling a need to take a break from posting about it every day. My lack of progress has been stressing me out, the pressure was getting to me. Granted, this is pressure that I have put on myself, but I was starting to feel rather beaten.

So I shifted focus. I gave myself a bit of time off. Which is not to say that I have been ignoring my goals, just...I don't know, easing up and being a bit kinder to myself? I have still be doing my workouts. I have not been counting points or calories, but I have been keeping track. I have been trying to make mostly good choices, but not beating myself up if I don't always make the best choices.

I am not sure where I go from there. The next couple of weeks are going to be a bit hectic for me. I think that means I will stick to the same plan - try to make the best choices I can, but don't stress when I get it wrong, and get in my workouts when I can. I will be away for a few days, so likely I will miss some workouts.

Then, in a couple of weeks, when I am back to my regular schedule I can re-assess. But in the mean time, brace yourselves for more garden pictures, cat pictures and who knows what else. :)

Daily Record
BF: Muffin & coffee
Snack @ morning meeting: 1 chocolate chip cookie, grapes (the cookies were not good, so it was easy to stick to grapes after trying one cookie)
Lunch: 2 slices multi-grain bread with hummus, more grapes
Supper: Spring rolls, Pad Thai from Thai Hut


the Bag Lady said...

It sounds to me as though you have the right attitude. If what you were doing wasn't working, taking a step back and re-assessing things is probably a good idea! And the Bag Lady knows all about living a hectic life lately! She's lost 2 lbs this week and has no idea how that happened....

JavaChick said...

Bag Lady - sounds like you have been making steady progress lately, that is awesome! Maybe it's because you've been so busy and active. I've been a bit busier with all the gardening the past couple weeks, but now all the big stuff is done so I suppose I will go back to being lazy in the evenings after work.

candlerun (htabby) said...

Sounds like you have a great plan going there!

Congrats on the loss! :) What ever you are doing is working for you right now - maybe the less stress and pressure? Or could it be all that wonderful work you have been doing outside... :)

Crystal said...

Nothing wrong with taking a break from the diet insanity now and then. Sometimes we just need to step away from it all and regroup. After a little time off, you will probably be ready to jump back on the lovely weight-loss bandwagon...we shall save you a seat!

JavaChick said...

htabby - Thanks! I was happy to see the loss, but am not sure I trust it. Hopefully it will stick.

crystal - insanity sounds about right. I think that's where I was headed. Right now I'm busy enough with other things, I don't need to add any extra stress, that's for sure.