Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Making progress but not there yet

Wednesday morning. It turns out that deciding you're ready to get back on track is much simpler than actually getting back on track. Oh, I'm making definite progress - breakfast and lunch are perfect - but there is definitely still work to be done. I'm still not working out and dinners are a disaster. By disaster I mean that I'm bingeing out completely. I get hungry and desperate and panicky and I just "have" to eat something other than my healthy prepared meals. I really believe that working out as soon as I get home will stop that ugly pattern, but I've had something to do after work each night so that I'm not getting home until nearly 7pm, by which time my blood sugar is really low (hence the panicky feeling). I know that I need to plan a healthy snack between lunch and when I go home, but I haven't gone grocery shopping yet, so that's not happening right now. Tonight I've got Alcott's graduation ceremony (from junior high to high school), so groceries probably won't be gotten tonight, either. Well, breakfast and lunch on track is a start, right?

(TCB is on the road for work, so no contact until after the work week. I'm a little anxious about whether or not he'll forget about me, but I've got plenty of activities to keep me busy, so it's not really bothering me a lot.)

7 comments:

Beatte said...

Even when I have one ready, I sometimes don't get to eat my mid-afternoon snack... I just get too busy with things at work. Still, I like coming home only on the edge of hunger, and not fully hungry, so I've been trying to be better about that. :D

Well, you know what they say... baby steps!

Stamp Til Dawn said...

Celebrate! You're on the right track. Now you just need to figure out what will help you in the afternoons.

keep going!

Dawn

Dazed said...

I used to be absolutely starved by the time I got home from work and chow down everything in site, so I fixed that by eating my lunch later...usually around 2ish and it fixed my late afternoon hunger issue! (*I make it through the mornings with lots of hot tea...so much easier to fill myself up with tea while Im at work, vs. after work)...

flip-flop-mama said...

I am just starting today after a few years off the beaten track. I wish you all the luck in the world. I think yesterday trying on bras was my final breaking point. My journal is at http://www.livejournal.com/~auds_ends/ We can do it, we just gotta remember that before we eat everything in sight.

Anonymous said...

I am doing the WW points and I understand what you are going through. I always leave most of my points for the evening because I do the very same thing... eat crazy! I go nuts between 4 and 8 PM so I try to make sure I have the points available to do so. The beginning and middle part of my day are always good. It is easy to stay on track at work because I am a school teacher and there is not a lot of time to eat so I drink a lot of water and look forward to the afternoon/evening time to get im my cravings. I have started working out but it is not until later in the evening/night so I eat dinner before. I think about having to work out later and I don't want to be sick to my stomach when I do it so I try to control what I eat somewhat. I guess I will get better with time but for right now, it is a daily stuggle. DD www.dietdiva.org

DaFFy said...

There is so much happening here! You're zoning in on Zoning, TCB is going well, you're doing the exercise buddy thang...God I feel exhausted reading it all!

JB said...

Love your blog. I feel your pain. I gained weight when I got married four years ago and it's been hell to lose. I used to work out all the time prior to marriage and I ate very little, usually healthy stuff. Anyway, I'm 36, married, no kids and I really ENJOYED reading your stuff because I can relate. I'm slowly working on getting back into the routine but all of us thirtysomething women know the older you get the harder it is. It's not impossible, just more difficult than when we were young and free :D