8.20.2014

Stress, Disappointment, & a Weigh In



This weigh in is a little embarrassing. I have been majorly slacking this summer and it is really starting to catch up to me. I can feel myself not caring at times. I rarely take out my scale and step on it. I may have kicked my daily weigh in habit, but was it for the best? 

I think one of my biggest problems has been stress. I am one of those people that gets stressed and cannot stay focused on outside things. I also eat when I am stressed, my body craves pizza and sweets. I have been really stressed at work because of programs not working properly and being told it would be able to do things that we have not seen yet. I then get upset because the outside world does not care if we are having problems, they just want the help when they need it. They want us to do our job to the best of our ability when they need help. We have been doing our jobs properly, but it has gotten a lot harder for us and that is stressful. I am hoping things get better soon for not just my sake, but for my co-workers as well. 

Another problem is time. Summer is so busy and that is not a good excuse, but I feel like I do not have time to plan properly. Not anymore - planning will be my focus.

My current photos:
I wasn't going to share these photos, but I think I need to so you all can help encourage me too. 

My Goals:
  • Start running again to training for all of my fall 5ks and one 10k.
  • Start watching what I eat, not just go into my mouth, but watch the nutritional info (calories, protein, etc)
  • Workout more - I cannot tell you the last time I saw Jillian on my laptop or Tony :( 
  • Be held accountable. I joined Jasmine's end of Summer Challenge and I am announcing a Challenge soon for September to help me. I also need my friend Amanda to watch me! {Yes you Amanda, I know you are reading this ;)}
This has been a confession post it seems. I wanted to be honest because that is what I strive for here and honesty helps. I am encouraged and relate to other bloggers when they are honest.

Don't forget to link up with Heather, Erin, & I below. I definitely need the encouragement and motivation from your posts :)





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16 comments:

  1. Thank you for being so honest. Sometimes we have to put the truth out there to keep ourselves more accountable. You are doing fantastic - I just went back to your "weight loss" page - the difference is fantastic. Can't wait to see what your September challenge entails :)

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  2. We all go through those phases, mama! Don't let it get you down, pick yourself back up and keep going, you got this!!

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  3. I am right there with you... I have slacked off this summer & can totally feel it. Blah. Now that my kids are back in school, I am hoping to get back to a good schedule of working out & get focused on eating better. Ice cream, pizza, & all the bad foods have got to go. Thanks for being honest. It's a tough road, but I feel encouraged by other women like you on the same journey!

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  4. Ahh the ebbs and flows. You can do this! Just keep on trucking and pick yourself back up. The cooler weather (coming soon) may help spur the exercise again.

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  5. You have got this! I am so proud of you and how far you have come! This is our time! This is our season! Lets kick ass this fall!!

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  6. Summer has been a huge slack off for me. Once the county fair hit is has been a struggle to get back into my routine of morning workouts. I'm working on it but it is slower than I want it to be.

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  7. I'm having a major problem with stress this week also. It's amazing how much stress can affect us. I hope it gets better for you!

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  8. Right with on this one,, its been hard for me too!

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  9. Weight loss on its own is hard enough, without all sorts if stress added on top. I hope things get better for you at work soon.

    Also, I'm not linking up this week. I've got a bug and I weighed in at 5.5 lbs down, which I know isn't real. I'll be back next week.

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  10. I have just done my own confession post - I was absent for 9 months (and no baby to show for it! lol) Can so relate to your feelings and thoughts. All the best this week.

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  11. Stress is a killer... literally and figuratively. I am a stress eater too. I am so envious of those people that stop eating when they are stressed. Good luck getting back on track.

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  12. I am battling the same things, not watching/tracking what I am eating and Jillian has been missing from my house as well. I guess we both need to give her a call. So excited to read you are going to do a September challenge. I will keep an eye out for it.

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  13. weightloss journey is difficult and one of the most important things is to realize when you are going off track and facing the truth. Good luck with your goals..Keep moving forward :)

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  14. Everyone has a fallback once in a while & I really don't think that you'll have a problem getting back on the horse once things get better at work. You'll fine, I know you will be. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm the opposite; I tend to starve myself when I'm stressed. I have to force myself to eat something that day. You will have no problem getting back on track once you take that first step!

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