Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Look Great in 2008 (Week 6)

Well, as a few readers have noticed, I've been conspicuously absent from weigh-ins for a little while because my life has been spinning pretty badly out of control these days. As I blogged last night, I'm having struggles with The Kid, I'm not getting enough sleep, and work has taken over every living, breathing moment of my life.

It is now Wednesday morning, and before I even do one minute of work for the day, I've already put in 30 hours at work. On Monday, I put in 12 hours, and that doesn't include off-the-clock time for meal breaks.

Obviously, this doesn't leave me a lot of time for blogging, exercising, or anything else. Just about every waking minute has been spent sitting at my desk, churning out work.

All I can say is thank G-d I'm Jewish. Were it not for the fact that I can tell my boss that I need Saturday off for religious observance, he'd be insisting I work seven days a week and not the six days I've been putting in.

As far as my weight goes, I'm happy to report that it hasn't completely ballooned skyward. It's still not where I'd like it to be, and it's still a few pounds higher than my all-time low, but this morning's weight was 235.4. That's about six pounds up from my all-time low, but I'm not sure that weight was even valid, since I was having trouble with my scale giving me weird readings right around that time.

But 235.4 isn't bad, since it's only 1.8 lbs higher than what's showing in my sidebar. I haven't updated that in a while for the same reason I haven't been blogging -- I've just been working far too many hours and dealing with far too many problems on the domestic front.

But I'm still here, and I haven't completely given up. I'm going to try to do better for the next month or so, because I have a friend who has been sent out of town for six months for work, and she'll be coming back sometime in December. It would be nice if I could lose enough weight that she will notice.


Vaughanville Michele said...

Don't give up! Just do what you can and leave the rest. :-)

CPT Mom said...

Keep at it. Those emotionally draining times are the hardest.

This is real life. Keep doing what you can and when you have a little more time and energy, devote a little more.

So proud of you for not giving up!

Jan B said...

Sleep deprivation is the worst. I have been suffering from that too. Take care of yourself and be good to yourself by eating right and getting some exercise. That will make you feel better and that's the name of the game. I never, ever believed it before when people told me that exercise would help exhaustion, but it does. Walking is what I do.

Becca said...

Keep on keeping on! Don't get discouraged and just do what you can. We're here cheering you on!!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Ever consider using an exercise ball as a chair at your desk? I was reading that just that little bit of movement to keep yourself stable uses up calories that are otherwise not lost.
Sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now.

Thea said...

Considering what you've been going through, I think a 1.8 lb gain in a 4 weeks is not that bad!! Stress is the worst for healthy habits.

But you're here, and that's the important part. Good for you! Do what you can and stick with it!

Mama Bear June said...

I'm sorry your life has been so stressful. It's great that you are not giving up. We'll be here cheering you on.
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Donetta said...

I hope peace for you. Maybe a nice soothing cup of tea.