Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

These past couple of weeks have been very stressful and fast! We are in the process of moving and the house we are moving into has been vacant for 8 years. Plus the previous owners were not the best decor types. The whole house is covered in wallpaper and the most hideous carpet! I have been cleaning and removing carpet and wallpaper for two weeks. Plus finding mice nest as well. We will be moving in at the end of next week and I feel as if I won't have the place ready.

For the eating front, I have eaten out almost everyday! I'm trying to reign in the bad eating by having shakes for breakfast and lunch. Dinner has been whatever I can grab. I have not stepped on the scale for these past two weeks either. I did order some Yummie Tummie jeans in the size I thought I should but I think I could have ordered a size smaller. I must say I love the way these jeans feel and will be buying more. I even bought a couple pairs of leggings and again should have gone with a smaller size. So that is my non-scale victory even though maybe this brand is sized to the true size of a woman compared to all the others.

I went to visit my son and daughter in law this past weekend in Colorado Springs. Again a lot of eating out and eating junk. We didn't do any hiking since the weather was 85 degrees and higher each day. That is just too hot to try and hike with such thin air. Plus my husband hurt his feet and really couldn't do too much walking. During my visit I forgot to take my thyroid medication due to not sleeping well. But I am back on track this week and have been waking up an hour early to take my medication prior to drinking any coffee. I think it is helping since I am moving almost all evening working on the house as well as packing the rest of our stuff at the house we are at now. I can say that by 8:30 pm my body is ready for bed and I am crashed and sound asleep by 9:30 each night. I am not waking up until my alarm goes off.

I am hoping after we are moved I can go back to eating more Keto than what I am doing now. The protein shakes pushes my carbs to about 150 grams per day. So I am definitely not in ketosis anymore. I still do not plan on weighing myself until after the holidays. I am also not tracking any of my meals and snacks. I am trying to be mindful.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Taking a Break

I am stepping away from tracking every morsel I consume. I am taking a break from tracking everything. I need to stop fretting over it and just relax. I have been stressing every time I weigh heavier when I know I have been eating and exercising correctly. I think it is the stress of the scale that is keeping me from losing.

Will this work? I have no idea. I removed my Spark People app from my phone and plan on not logging in until after the holidays. I am packing away the scale and not weighing myself until after the holidays. I am done stressing over the weight and need to focus on what I am doing and enjoying myself. I have always said that I will do this for a year and if I am a size 14 at the end of the year then that is just my size. Well, it has been over a year and I am still a size 14. I am going to embrace my body and accept it for now.

Don't get me wrong, I don't plan on eating cakes and cookies. I know that I am gluten sensitive and will keep wheat out of my diet. I will also stay on a low carb way of eating lifestyle. It works for me. I feel better when I am not loaded down on processed carbs. I will be incorporating back in more of my favorite fruits and vegetables. I will just be limiting let say an apple to once a week instead of daily like I was before.

I am just taking a break from tracking and stressing over the scale. I will keep blogging weekly because you know typing things up really keeps me focused and helps me let go of some things that might be gnawing at me.

I have a huge move happening this month and that alone is enough stress for me. I am looking forward to living in the country surrounded by pastures and horses. It will be a nice change of pace and I am looking so forward to snowshoeing around the area this winter.

So as for my past week I have not tracked anything. I have not done any organized workout either. I have been running errands and working and just relaxing when I want to relax. I have no more easy days from here until the end of the month so I took it easy this week.

I did complete my Egg Fast and lost 3 pounds. That is good for me. Do I know if I have loss anymore weight since, nope. I have not weighed myself since Wednesday morning.

I do have a goal still. I wanted to be 145 pounds by November 19th, but you know what? I am just going to shoot for being able to walk 5 miles per day without having sore feet. I have to find some time to get out and just walk in between packing and moving.

Until next time!!