Monday, July 28, 2008

Days 52-57: Hovering

My weight freakout from last week is over!!   Every single time the scale goes up and stalls, it's usually due to an Aunt Flo visit.  I was not expecting another one, since she already did make a short appearance this month.  Well, she came back and is still here for an extended stay.  I don't know if it's due to my efforts or what, but my TOM is so goofy since working out and trying to eat right.  Before, I had heavy periods lasting over a week (sometimes almost a month long!)...and then sometimes skip a month or two or more.  Now, I have spotting or something that lasts a day or two in between what I actually consider a true one and the true ones aren't so heavy.  Maybe I'm getting closer to normal!  But, I would like to do without the hormonal, emotional crapfest that goes along with each time!

As others reminded me, the scale would and did move back down over the course of the week.  But, I'm still not into new loss territory for this round...still hovering at 11 down.  It's my fault...I'm still not putting in the same effort I did during June.  Plus, I had too many family celebrations that revolved around eating this week.  Two birthdays, an anniversary, and a family reunion wore me out!  I'm a whiz at math, but my body is stubborn and won't stick with the calories in/out numbers my mind orders it to obey.

So, I'm going back to the basics since I haven't mastered them!  I didn't keep up with the food journal much this month, so I'm back to tracking diligently again.  Breakfast went on the wayside...I'm vowing to put that back on the menu.  And most importantly?  I'm making a workout schedule that will work for me.  Exercise is always the area that gets put on the backburner due to the usual excuses.  I feel better when I workout, but I let other things take precedence over gym or workout video time.  I will be adding a workout tracker to my sidebar tomorrow, so if you see more than a day between workouts, ask me what is going on!


Anonymous said...

I can't imagine having Aunt Flo around for a month!! You poor thing =( But at least, it sounds like you are on the right track. You know what needs to be done, and your plans are in place... nothing stopping you now! You just gotta get out there & start moving! Good luck, I can't wait to read what happens next!

becklette said...

seriously, i need to find a workout schedule that works for me... the only *good* time is 5am, and i am SO not a morning person. but i'm working on it.

Anonymous said...

Hope all evens out soon! I too need to put in more of an effort. I'm starting a food journal on Monday (i know, I'm procrastinating, but I intend to do it)Here's to a better week for both of us!

Ms. Gigglepuss said...

Shanna--Thanks so much for the encouragement!! I can't wait to see what happens next :)

Becklette--I am not a morning person either. Just ask Giggleman about my angry bear attitude each morning. Unfortunately, it looks like that is the only time that will work for me too!

Dadivastreet--I'm the queen of procrastinating. I put things off all the time, but usually I get things done when I actually start. Hope your week goes well!!