I am feeling a little down today, but not because of anything specific that’s happened. I’ve been thinking about this whole weight loss journey and how I really have been feeling better now that my eating is regulated to good foods, but that I’m not happy with the amount of weight that’s come off. With how I’ve been eating, I feel like I should have lost more weight, and I am bummed that I’ve only lost 12 pounds so far. I know, I know. It’s not just going to melt off and it takes time. But shouldn’t it be coming off faster? I shouldn’t have to kill myself with workouts to lose all the weight. It should be mostly a food thing, right?
So, I’m feeling a little discouraged, though it’s not going to keep me from continuing on. I guess I just really have to suck it up and start a full work out routine. Sometimes I just feel like I already have so little time every night, and I get up really early as it is, so it’s hard to fit in exercise anywhere into my schedule. I do have to walk a little bit before and after work, because I have to park about 2 blocks down the street from my job. I know, that’s nothing like a work out, but at least it’s something, right? What else can I do?? With an hour between getting home and having to get ready for bed where I need to eat dinner, then having to get up at 5:30am the next morning, I just feel like I can’t fit anything else in. I guess you can just say these are excuses, but really, it’s hard, and I’m always tired as it is. UGH. Another excuse. I’m at a loss.
- Bagel (I ran out of the house totally forgetting breakfast)
- Cucumbers, mushrooms, hard boiled eggs (2), and tomatoes for lunch
- 1 cup bean soup (tasted pretty low sodium)
- Tomato and ricotta cheese pie (low sodium recipe mom found)
Reflection: Fine with how I ate for the day, and just need to figure out this whole exercise thing without killing myself with excuses. I’ll come up with something…I will make it happen. It just is going to mean sacrificing any of my down time during the week. Maybe I’ll just start with taking a long walk after work? I’ll work on it, I promise. I will NOT let myself down.