Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Am I Off The Wagon Or Are My Feet Just Dragging?

Not tracking has left me in a conundrum. And I know that the obvious solution is to start tracking again. But for whatever reason I am not starting back up. Anyway. I don't know that I am off the wagon folks, but I do get the feeling my feet are dragging along behind the wagon. I looked back at yesterday's menu and honestly, I don't see it as terrible in review, but all day yesterday, I felt like I was doing a terrible job eating. The only thing I would really question the quality of was the mini pizza I had for lunch. Everything else, stuff I ate while tracking religiously and none of it was in amounts I would question except maybe the two bowls of cereal I had for my snack last night, and that was Special K cereal. I think my real problem with not wanting to track is that I am under a great deal of stress here lately with all that I have going on at work, at school, around the house and activities in general here lately. I am not getting a great deal of me time and when I do get it, I am not enjoying it like I should I think. So I have kinda given up on tracking right now so that there is just one less thing for me to do. And I worry that the other side of that is that it allows me to step off the path when I am getting stressed and maybe indulge in a little comfort eating, even if it is a little different than it used to be. I mean really? Special K as a late night snack before would have made me belly laugh, and it was a big belly! But still yet, I think my diligence needs to increase so that even though I don't want to track, I can do better at my evening eating.

I decided to let myself sleep in today and not work out at all. I am dragging here lately and I think a day off is in order. I also decided Zyrtec is no longer an option. That is that. I don't like feeling groggy even if my allergies are 100% better. I would rather suffer and be alert. So last night I went back to generic Claritin and we will see how that works out for me. I am hoping that since I got rid of the infection in my respiratory system, I can keep the junk fought off with good allergy medicine taking routines.

I am anxious to see this Friday's weigh in. I am betting that if I see a gain, I will also see my urge to track return real quick like! haha.



3 comments:

  1. Try Allegra, now over the counter at the pharmacy. Good stuff! (Pharmacist here!)

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  2. Find that drive Shane...don't let yourself go up! Two bowls of cereal for snack is the Old Shane and you are the new and improved Shane. Everyone struggles with drive, including myself, but I want to encourage you not to drag your butt for long.

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  3. You know what works best for you. Just look at where you are now, you sure did something right!!! :-) Sometimes we need a little time to drag, to not always have to worry about weight, but if the drag turns into a loss of motivation(and it quickly can for many of us) it is a quick trip from dragging feet behind the wagon to finding ourselves under the wheels. You have been a huge motivator for me since I started my own journey. You're encouragement and words of wisdom have kept me going. I'm going to guess that your words of wisdom for me if I was in a similar situation would be to jump back on the wagon and jump back on quickly. You don't need the scale on Friday to tell you what you already know. You can do this Shane!

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