Friday, May 07, 2021

Sitting on the Fence

This week has not been a raging success.   This week has not been a colossal failure.   This week has simply been a steady line.  And honestly...for that, I am amazed because the week has been nuts!


Yes...you read that right.  In terms of weight loss...I am sitting still. My numbers from last week to this week remained largely the same.  There was not much fluctuation on the scales. On one hand that totally disgusts me.  I’m not eating crazy amounts of food.  I’m eating 1400-1500 calories daily.   Typically I limit my carbs.  I haven’t done too badly overall.  So it is annoying as all get out that I’m still sitting here with the scales not moving. However, this week has been nuts at work!   I am hanging on by the skin of my teeth.   There is a new launch at work.  Hopelessness, confusion, stress, worry and feelings of being overwhelmed are just a smattering of feelings that have courses through me this week. And let me tell you, those feelings linger and stay within me even after the work day is over.  The launch of these new (to me and my coworkers)  products is slated for Monday...ready or not.   And I do NOT feel ready.  The last launch of something new was 2-3 months ago and that launch week brought tears and a really rough first week.....and I felt prepared for that launch...unlike this one.  So I fear next week...thus incredible stress.    I am vowing to eat right and not let the stress drive me toward food.   And I plan to continue with my exercise bike rides on my breaks/lunch.    I want a loss...but I know that realistically a maintain this week and next will be a victory!  

It’s been a rainy week but Jason and I have managed to dodge the raindrops and have continued to get our after work walks in each night.  We got wet/damp one or two nights..but never drenched.   The forecast isn’t looking good today...so we shall see about tonight’s walk!


I am still on track with my  2021 mile challenge!  It is rare that I don’t get my minimum requirement of 6 miles for each day. So I’m happy with that!

Mertz has stayed close to me while I have been at work.  Many days she gets on my desk and is in my face.  She must be sensing my stress...she hasn’t been in my face and on my desk...but I have caught her a few times laying on the cat braided mini rug! My girl staying close!

12 comments:

Felicity said...

I agree with the frustration of the scale not moving!

Goal of Losing said...

Staying the same weight on the scale is so frustrating when you’re doing everything you can, but from my experience this is where the next steps you take will count the most! Keep going! Cheering you on!

SANRDJ said...

It can be so frustrating. Just stay the course and hopefully the stress won't create any temptations.

Anonymous said...

I hate when the scale doesn’t reflect the effort. But you have a good attitude. You keep going in the right direction. Keeping with your 2021 goal. Heck how many can say they are still going strong with their New Year goal. Not many. I hope the launch goes well.

Paula C

Mary said...

My cat likes to plop on my lap while I'm working. He's too cute to move.

MaryFran said...

It’s a killer for motivation...that is for sure! I am just trying to focus on the end result and why I am doing this!!

MaryFran said...

You are right. I’m at the point that will either bring me success or failure! I’m at the pinnacle!!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! This week will be super stressful but I’m determined to not let the stress win!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!!! I’m not giving up! I’m going to figure this out and win!!!

MaryFran said...

I was happy to have Mertz on the small rug beside me ...typically she likes to lay between the keyboard and my body!

MaryFran said...

I was happy to have Mertz on the small rug beside me ...typically she likes to lay between the keyboard and my body!

MaryFran said...

I was happy to have Mertz on the small rug beside me ...typically she likes to lay between the keyboard and my body!