Up until Tuesday evening I was doing great with everything. Exercise was in, book was getting read, food was on plan, I was getting to visit you all and then Wednesday rolled in and so did more work and less time to do the other stuff. I am subbing both am and pm’s which means up and out of the house by 5:30 and not home in the evening until after 6:00. In between of course is daycare and family and what else makes my life run. So the exercise is on the back burner until Saturday which I will still have in 4 days this week but with 3 off in a row it’s hard to get back at it. Food plan is not terrible but since I don’t eat before my run I am starving when I get home so I have breakfast and lunch within 3 hours of each other and then it’s 7+ more hours before the next meal and I hate eating after 7:00. And for reading, heck by time I get into bed at 10:00 I can’t keep my eyes opened so again the book is on hold. However, next week I will be driving all 5 days plus I have an activity on Tuesday so won’t be home until midnight. It’ll work out, just requires extra planning which really is no excuse since I just need to take the time to do it. It’ll all work out, I’ll make it.
My crockpot is getting a workout. It’s so much easier when I get home to put something in there and have it ready when I get home. However Mike is not about to eat soup everyday of the week so that means I need some hearty meals too. Yesterday was spaghetti made with all my garden goodies and whole wheat noodles. So it’s not bad for me but it is higher in carbs then soup. Tonight I put chicken breast in onions and mushrooms on a bed of stuffing (I don’t eat stuffing so that part is good) and I made whole wheat bread from cracked wheat and oat bran. Need to make a salad but can do that when I get home. But as you can see suppers are a bit heavier then they use to be. Breakfast is oatmeal and lunch is usually yogurt with some fruit. And water, well I drink tons between 9 and noon and then from 6-9 but in-between, it’s a ship here and there. I do get really close to a gallon in but I sure do know when I don’t, my head begins to hurt and it takes a couple of days to get back to normal. It’s all adjustment and I bet just as I get all settled and get it together the rules will change again and either I will have a different shift, different daycare or it’ll be summer time and it’ll all be screwy. Oh well, at least I am never, ever bored.
I hope that you all are doing great. I have read some of you are bored out of your minds, others are stuck, others are doing so well that it makes it even harder to keep going because they are doing great and you (really me at times) just get discouraged. Well don’t let it, just keep plugging along because even if the scale hasn’t moved in the last couple of weeks and you’ve been working your butt off, it’ll happen. Everything catches up eventually. I don’t understand why sometimes it’s just like wham bam thank you madam and the weight leaves and other times dynamite wouldn’t even remove it. I have faith in you though, I know that if you keep your nose to the grind stone you will lose what you want, you will tone up, you will maintain, you will succeed!! I know you will!!
Take care you all and I’ll have my E2E weekly update ready sometime this weekend. May the good Lord bless and keep you all safe.