Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Work, work, and wait - more work...

Last week sucked. I wasn't able to workout and I can prove it wasn't 'just an excuse' this time as well. I ended up practically working around the clock Monday - Friday. I slept about 12 hours between Monday night until Friday night (when I got a whopping 6 hours). It couldn't be avoided, but was a stress on me and also my poor hubby.

Not sleeping, stress, not exercising, and not the best eating is likely going to reflect itself on the scale this week. I must focus on it being out of my control and something that doesn't occur very often....*sigh* - I have to tell you that maintaining SUCKS! I've said it before and I'm saying it again. As weird as it sounds, there is this lack of 'payoff' or 'something'. It's hard to explain. If someone out there can relate and explain it better, please do so! (Then again, maybe I am in a big ol' funk from not sleeping, stress, not exercising, and unscheduled weird eating - it's not that I'm eating crap, just that everything is off.)


julie said...

I was just talking to a friend last night about maintaining weight loss. She said the same thing - that it's harder to maintain than to lose. However, she couldn't explain why. What you said about lack of payoff makes a lot of sense. Is there a way to still get that payoff while maintaining?

Dinnerland said...

I understand what you mean-- and I think what you need to do is set yourself a NEW goal. I am just coming to your blog and have yet to be banded-- but it is SO GREAT to see your success!! Congrats.

Yes: you need to maintain your weight but you need a new fitness/ health oriented goal to focus on and check off your progress- just like the scale gave you feedback before... now you need NEW feedback.
Example: How many push ups can you do?

Make a goal to double you push up ability in a month and do a 'push up' test each week. It's amazing how quickly you'll get strong.

Or Running: can you run a mile? If so: how fast can you run? Work on getting down from, let's say a 10 minute mile to a 9:30.

I hope this makes sense... keep on working it out!!