Stress.

January 16th, 2009

Hello dear readers (if there are any)! Healthy eating, good sleeping habits, and regular workouts have been challenging lately. I just have a huge amount of stress right now and it’s affecting my new healthy habits. I’m kind of forgetting why I’m doing this in the first place.

I’m looking through my google reader and trying to weed out some of the blogs that don’t update anymore. There are A LOT and each of them are all weight loss blogs. That’s pretty sad. My blog is only about 4 months old. So that’s how long I’ve been on this journey. Others have only gotten to Day 2. I can’t help but be proud that I’ve kept myself accountable for this long.

I think I have to mix it up a bit and also, cut down heavily on the baking. I bake once a week at the most. 1st week of the year, I made banana bread. 2nd week, oatmeal raisin cookies. This week, chocolate chip cookies. I haven’t been giving them away like I used to. Another thing? Too much eating out. Lazy to cook. Those sort of things. I can tell it’s because my mind is consumed with contantly thinking about finding a job. I need to put my health as a priority again.

Most importantly, I need to keep being accountable.

*Pulls Hair*

January 14th, 2009

I’m so frustrated right now. I’m up to 166 today. I haven’t been doing anything out of the ordinary either. Well… maybe yesterday I ate some pancakes and chicken parmesan, but other than that healthy! Both the pancakes and chicken parm were made from scratch. *scratches head*

Weight loss is so frustrating. It’s like 1 step forward, 2 steps back all the FRICKEN time. I just need to keep going and keep telling myself that this is FOREVER. I need to know that I’m going to have setbacks, like binge eating out of town guests, Christmas dinner, and the occasional pancake. That’s life. I have to remember my new year’s resolution this year was to eat healthy 80% of the time. It used to be either eat crappy 100% of the time or healthy 100% of the time which was just putting too much pressure on me to be perfect. That’s not good. One day at an EFFIN’ time. hehe.

Anyhoo, today I did Level 2 of the 30DS. I skipped the workouts yesterdays. It was a crappy day. It was even crappier because I felt doubly awful for not working out. Today I felt the crappiest so I decided to run my troubles away. It kinda worked until I started getting shin splits again. I’ve decided I need to heal completely before getting back into running. I’ve been toe-striking on my runs lately which is bad for my shins. I usually am a mid-food striker.

Had a good breakfast today. OATMEAL! Yay! I need to find some new things to mix in.

I’m ready.

January 12th, 2009

I’m ready to move on to Level 2 for the 30DS for the second time. I didn’t run today. I feel like crap. Due to stupid (.) <— that.

Bloat City.

January 10th, 2009

I feel like poop right now :/. Damn you womanly troubles! I’m going to relax all weekend. No working out for me. I need to recover. This morning I had a nice big bowl of steaming hot oatmeal. nomnomnom. I didn’t finish it though. I felt full after eating half. It’s weird. Some days I’m super hungry and can wolf down the whole bowl. Other days, I can hardly eat. *shrugs*

Ouchie.

January 9th, 2009

I knew it was going to happen someday… I officially have shin splits. It hurts like a bitch. I felt it as I ran today. No more running for me for a week. Then we’ll see how I feel then.

I’m full.

January 8th, 2009

I worked out today… just the 30DS. I’m going for a good run tomorrow. Tonight, I’m baking some oatmeal raisin cookies. I tried it the other day, but they turned out horrible so I’m trying it again today :). Wish me luck.

Sore.

January 7th, 2009

I’m so sore today. I woke up, worked out to 30DS and ate breakfast. I went for a really short run today. Didn’t want to push myself that much. My calves are hurting. I did run my fastest and longest and farthest today even though it was only for 45 seconds.

I’ve been feeling a bit down today. I hope it passes soon.

Nomnomnom.

January 6th, 2009

I went out for an awesome run today :o) My running partner is still pretty sick so he bundled, came out and coached me instead. I did the 30DS as well. We came home and I had a yummy bowl of of steaming hot oatmeal - Kath Eats Real Food Style. The whipping of the bananas worked really well. It was super creamy. I added some frozen blueberries and it cooled it down a little bit.

I’m tired now. I wish I could take a nap.

Solo.

January 5th, 2009

My workout buddy is sick :( so I didn’t feel like going out for a run today. Plus it was too cold. I did do the 30DS though.

Yesterday wasn’t such a good day for me. I felt… restless for some reason. I didn’t sleep well. I felt like a bottomless pit when it came to food. Hopefully tonight will be better.

Still 164.

January 4th, 2009

I’m still at my favorite number, 164. Darn.. I thought I was past it already. Boo. I did lose inches. That’s always good.

I kinda ate a lot today. I just don’t feel satisfied enough. It might be the PMS. I ate: yogurt + granola, 1/2 homemade egg muffin sandwich, pizza chicken (my own recipe) + brown rice, 2 cinnamon raisin PB sandwiches, 2 clementines, a huge slice of banana bread. I’m still a teeny bit hungry. I tried everything… drinking water, eating slowly. I don’t know what it is today! Srsly. Right now I’m thinking of eating the cherries in the fridge. Yikes.