So, down 1.5 lbs this week, so yay for that. I feel like that's fair for the amount of effort I put in this week. I managed to track up until Saturday morning before I kind of fell apart and stopped writing. No, wait, friday night. The post-bar snacky-time got to me. The liquid points 'tweren't too bad.. one beer at the Legion, then later one beer at Bleachers. In all though, I think I only went a little over this weekend. So yay me.
I think part of my issue last week may have been horomonal... It sucks, near the end of my cycle (and I'm sure others can relate to this) I put on about 2-3 lbs regardless of my weight-loss efforts, which tend to be hampered by that general sense of lethargy/frustration/outandoutbitchyIDON'TWANNAness that comes with PMS.
And I get ravenously hungry. All. The. Frickin' Time. I'm not talking emotional/bored hungry. Like, I mean I've just had breakfast, and while driving to work my stomach starts growling.. so I drink a bunch of water and have a banana or something mid-morning. Then by Noon I'm STARVING all the while going "What the effin' eff?? I've eaten twice already!!"
By three o clock I'm irritable as all hell.. have a sensible snack, like some fruit, or a yogurt, all the while craving something battered, fried, greasy, with lots of cheese and.. oh hell.. chocolate and a giant Mocha-frappo-dappo-choco-cino to wash it down with.. and beer too.
Did I mention I work right above a Tim Hortons? And that their Cherry Cheese Danishes are freaking amazing? Yeah. I'm almost glad they're not letting vets sell poppies, because it gives me one additional reason not to go down there and further sabotage myself.
But long story short, all this premenstrual BS (the guys who have been brave enough to read this far are cringing now... MENSESMENSESMENSES!!! PEEEERIODDDDD!!! Here guys, here's a video to distract you. You may just learn something..) leads up to a whole lot of frustration. Two Steps forward, one step back, and so forth.
So here's a couple of small steps I made this week:
- Bought whole wheat bread.
- Did some pushups and curls at home, completely of my own volition
- Added cucumbers and substituted wheat bread to my regular 6" Roast beef sub
That Roast Beef sammich is sounding a whole lot better.