Thursday, August 02, 2012
As many of you know, July was a crazy month for me. I started the month out with a bang and life changed abruptly half way through when I returned to work after almost 19 years at home. I was afraid of losing all of the hard work that I had put in for the first couple of weeks.
This morning I got up early and took my measurements to see what I could salvage from the rough ending to July. As usual, the scale does not know everything. Although my weight was very unstable throughout the last couple of weeks, I had an overall loss of 7.75 inches. I am good with that. It's gives me something to build upon and leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. I feel better and my clothes fit better. That means more to me than a number on a box.
In other news, one of the things that made the last couple of weeks very difficult for me besides diving head first into a new job was the hunger factor. I have always tried to eat every 3 hours. This worked great being at home. Once I started working, I did not know if the opportunity was there to eat in the afternoon. I wouldn't notice anyone else snacking in the afternoon so I just let it go and would literally starve in the afternoon. This ended up resulting in me getting off work at 6:00 after not eating since 12:00, starving and feeling ready to pass out. I would come home, eat a light dinner and then still feel very unsatisfied the rest of the night. This was resulting in night time bingeing. I knew that I could not continue on this path for long or I would start quickly packing on the pounds.
Yesterday, I went to my boss and straight up explained to her my situation. She was very understanding and told me that it was perfectly fine to take a break when I needed to eat something. That brought a big sense of relief to me. I'm hoping by getting that afternoon snack back in there, I will be able to control my eating when I get home at night.
August has started off good. I am getting my H2O in and working on getting some exercise in before work each day. I'm still adjusting to the new schedule but it is starting to come together. I will not give up being the best that I can be each and every day because in the end, I am worth it!!!