Thursday, June 25, 2009

Falling off the Boat

I've been doing really well with my eating for the past month or so. After letting my diet get totally out of control ( lets not bring up the pot pie/cake/ bagel/pizza day), I decided as part of my internal makeover I needed to re vamp that too.

So in the past month I've lost.... 5 lbs! Yes 5. On a good day it's 6 lbs, and on a bad day its 4 lbs.

I've tried to not get discouraged at my lack of results. Mainly because my exercising has gone out the window. Unless you call walking around the block a couple of times at my office exercising.

I knew exercising while working full time and being gone from home for 11 ish hours a day would be tough, but jeesh. It is really hard. The last thing I want to do when I get home is work out.

And slowly but surely the temptation has started to creep in again. I love at the beginning of diets how it's so easy to just say no. In the beginning that feeling of a new resolution high is enough to bat away any cakes, cookies and fried foods calling out to me.

But now...

Now that it's taken me a month to loose what some people loose in a week I find the bagels and candy and chips calling out to me again. And I find myself control growing shaky. I mean what is one bagel right? Just one won't hurt...

Anyone have any tricks they use in times of weakness like this?

I think I need to look at a Victoria's Secret Catalog or something to snap me back on track! Or even better, put on my bathing suit. Ugh!


Jessica said...

Drink LOTS of water so your stomach is ALWAYS full., the Pacific Ocean. And work out in the morning before work. That way you dont have to worry about not feeling like it when you get home. I work out for 30 min every morning before jumping in the shower. It's nice because by the time I get to work I'm really alert unlike others who are still wipping sleepy eye boogers.

Sarah said...

My advice is to enjoy eating! Eat things that are GOOD--like strawberry spinach salad, and pesto chicken, and grilled fish with lime, and a fruit and yogurt smoothie. I find that if I take time to make food that TASTES good, it's usually healthier and it makes me happy so I'm not craving junk food. Spicy food especially fills you up and rids you of unwanted cravings. :-) They say this is why the French and Italians are thin-- because they take time to enjoy their food.

Kaye said...

5 poundds is great! It is best to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Liz, I haven't seen you for a while, but you are super skinny....if I were you, I'd eat and enjoy it!!!