Since breaking my running a blog streak just lately (running a blog each day beginning Jan 1, 2020), I have been writing much less and fewer often. I at all times mentioned that is what would occur if I broke my streak! Once I cannot consider what to put in writing, I simply select to not as a substitute of stressing about it. So, that led to irregular posting. It is not essentially a nasty factor; I simply choose having a routine.
Talking of routines, Jerry acquired affirmation that he is transferring to day shift AND–something we by no means expected–he’ll be working a daily Monday-Friday shift! We have been collectively for twenty-four years, and for the final 21 years, he is by no means had a straight shift. It was both swing shift (alternating days and midnights) or simply night time shift; all are 12 hour shifts; and normally anyplace from 3-6 days per week (more often than not it is 4-5 days).
He is at all times labored half of the weekends in a year–and since folks normally do enjoyable stuff on the weekends, he needed to miss out on issues by way of the years. Having a straight shift like this, with weekends off, goes to be a HUGE adjustment (in a great way). I am excited to have a extra routine schedule as properly; normally I attempt to plan dinner (my day, actually) round Jerry’s work schedule. One other bonus about his new schedule is that his shifts can be shorter, though I am unsure in regards to the particulars for that but.
All of this may increasingly not sound like an enormous deal, however we’re tremendous enthusiastic about it! I might prefer to attempt to get into a daily sleep schedule, and this can be useful. Ideally, I am going to rise up tremendous early (4:00-ish) and go to mattress tremendous early (10:00-ish). However I’ve by no means been capable of hold a sleep routine, so I do not know if it will occur.
Anyway, I had a extremely nice week so far as my consuming goes! That is the most effective week I’ve had in most likely a few months, truly. I simply realized my final official Wednesday Weigh-In was November 1st–yikes. I do know I skipped one after which final week I posted my “favourite issues”.
November was NOT month for me–I ate an excessive amount of, began consuming sweets once more, and ate plenty of high-calorie meals (peanut butter, largely). Anyway, a month in the past I used to be at 137.8. As of a few weeks in the past, I *knew* I had gained a number of extra pounds–I might really feel it and see it–but I used to be avoiding the dimensions.
Since I’ve eaten very well this week, as we speak I made a decision to lastly simply rip off the bandaid and see the harm. Truthfully? It wasn’t as dangerous as I used to be imagining.
I used to be at 141.0, so it is up 3 kilos from final time–but that was a month in the past. And I am optimistic it was larger per week in the past.
Jerry actually wished a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, though he mentioned to not make one if it was going to tempt me to eat it. Properly, the vegan pumpkin pie recipe I used truly is not that dangerous for you–it does not even have refined sugar (it is sweetened with maple syrup). Despite the fact that I’ve been making an attempt to keep away from sweets, I went forward and ate a chunk. It was scrumptious! I had yet another piece later that night time.
That was on Thursday, and I have not had any sweets since. I have not gone this many days in a row with out sweets in weeks. It takes about 4-5 days for the insane cravings to go away, so getting by way of these days is *tremendous* onerous. Since as we speak is Day 6, I really feel assured that I can get again to the purpose of not craving sweets in any respect. Now that I do know simply how onerous it’s to get again to that time, there isn’t a dessert that’s price having loopy sugar cravings continuous.
I have been listening to the audiobook ‘Fiber Fueled’, and it is acquired me psyched about consuming extra greens (for well being, not weight reduction). I have been specializing in fiber quite a bit this previous week, too, so I feel that has helped me to push by way of the cravings.
There’s a good probability we’ll be going to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on the finish of January (my mother and father go there yearly, and this 12 months Jeanie and Shawn are going as properly). I am not a “seaside particular person” however since it will be the low season, I am going to have the ability to put on my beloved uniform of denims and hoodies. Aside from driving up north to Jeanie and Shawn’s, I have not traveled since 2019(!) and I am truly sort of nervous about it. We will lease a van and drive down there as a result of the children and their girlfriends will go together with us. I feel the street journey can be enjoyable!
Anyway, the entire level of mentioning that’s as a result of it makes me really feel like I am working towards one thing proper now–I wish to feel and look my finest after we go. That provides me 6-8 weeks to hopefully get my weight again in my “pleased” vary of 125-135. I can positively do this!