Monday, March 30, 2020

Week one of Almost total Isolation

I have been working at home for about a week now.  It has been a week of learning.  A week of adjustments and a week of continuing vows.  Ohhh it was a week of craziness on the scales also!

I started working from home.  I knew that eating would be difficult.  I knew that I would be tempted to walk into the kitchen on my breaks and forage like crazy!   Knowing that didn't make it any easier to combat either!    Day one I did great!  I ate my normal lunch and felt proud of myself.  And then it went downhill.  On day to I gorged!   The rest of the week wasn't 'horrible, but it definitely wasn't awesome!

The other thing that I did really well?  On the clear days (we had two rainy days) I got out on my lunch break and went for a 15-20 minute run.  This is huge on a couple different levels.  One, it is exercise.  Two it is getting me running again.  But thirdly, it kept me from eating!  If i'm not near the kitchen during my work breaks, I don't eat!  WIN WIN!

It's been a long time since you have seen a run picture hasn't it???? 

I remained a bit stressed.  Jason is now home from work for the duration of this mess....or until things simmer down and the boss reopens.  But I know that we will survive and make it.  Together we can make it!  We are the lucky ones because as of right now, my job seems pretty secure and at least we have one income.

We did get out and hike a bit over the there was that going for me at least!

I was worried about my weigh in.  All week long I was showing up on the scales.  But toward the middle of the week it thankfully started to drop a bit.   By my weigh in, I had recouped and I managed to pull  out a wee little loss.  I was so relieved!

Life is uncertain right now for all of us.  But I beseech everyone to not give up.   If we give up our pursuit of a healthy more fit life then we are letting this pandemic win!   Lets not go down without a fight!!!!  It is going to be crazy.  It is going to be nuts.  It is going to be stressful and sometimes that stress will show up on the scales.  BUT if we stop fighting then we have lost.    No matter what the scales say, I will be fighting!


Shelley said...

I am on day 16 of self-quarantine/social distancing/whatever you call it. It IS rough, but necessary. Hang tough! We can get through this.

Mrs Swan said...

One day of oops will not derail all our hard work. At least that is what I am telling myself. LOL

Glad your income is steady and you guys are safe!

MaryFran said...

We can do it! Life will return to some semblance of normal...sooner or later!

MaryFran said...

I just need to keep the oops days to a minimum!!!

Anonymous said...

I still have to go to the office. Before the office could be bad since there are food days and candy dishes, but now with COVID-19 there isn’t any of that going on. This past week I lost 1.2 pounds. I am with you on not not giving up. We will get through this. We just have to keep the faith and keep working on being as healthy as we can.

Paula C

Iowabovine said...

What a great post!

Especially: "Life is uncertain right now for all of us. But I beseech everyone to not give up. If we give up our pursuit of a healthy more fit life then we are letting this pandemic win! Lets not go down without a fight!!!"

Many are taking the opportunity of Covid to renew their Lenten journey or to deepen meditative aspects of their lives. These endeavors can help keep us on a physical and "fooditive" way of control and healthiness now.

I'm fortunate that I'm on the farm and am forced to get alot of exercise, climbing gates, moving cows and calves all day long, hopping on gates to avoid unhappy mama cows (!), etc. But I am controlling my urges to stuff myself with comfort food in the evening by looking at the big picture, seeing this as a chance to quietly lead a mindful life.

Take heart and carry on....

MaryFran said...

Stay safe!!! And yay to the elimination of the temptations at work!!!