Success! I am starting to see some results. It seems all the pain and suffering (yes, for me the loss of chocolate has been felt very deeply) is starting to pay off and I am fearing less and less each day that I will look like a beached whale when summer rolls around.
Although the scales aren’t showing a huge amount of difference, I am beginning to notice a change in my physical appearance. I do not know if my body is just doing the great fat migration and moving bits around (please no more on my tits…) but I am quite happy that I no longer look like a chipmunk hoarding nuts in my cheeks. Woot! I have cheekbones.
I have found that I am able to have a couple of cheat meals on the weekend without it negatively affecting me. Come on… who doesn’t want take out after a week’s work. I know I can’t be bothered cooking on a Friday night and the idea of a shake to finish off the work week seems equally unappealing.
My team at work took part in a Planking challenge to see who could hold a plank for the longest and I am pleased to report that I could last for 2 minutes and wasn’t the first to tap out (or even the 2nd) so I earned some brownie points in the office being able to outplank some of the guys. Although I swear if they could incorporate a lower back massage into a plank I could go for longer.
As far as exercise, I am lucky that I live in a nice part of the country and have plenty of bayside areas and decent parks to walk through. I enjoy walking. It is the low impact, low notice exercise that most of us can do. Shit… add up the steps you take when you have to do your Christmas shopping (especially when you are an indecisive person) and you will be surprised at how far you travelled.
In the case of sweets, I managed to survive Halloween and only snacked on 2 gummi hamburgers (lol, I actually typed handburgers to begin with and then had a rather disturbing mental image…) which I think is pretty good for a time largely based around sweets.
The amount of work I am required to do at work has stepped up a notch with the other manager going on leave so my goal for the next 2 weeks is to not give in to stress or emotional eating. If I feel overwhelmed, I have to either go for a walk around the block, or if I don’t have time for that between meetings, have some quiet meditation time.
Until next time…