Friday, March 13, 2009

Straight Talk

My body is winning this plateau battle. I weighed in this morning at 197. Thomas and I had a great talk. It is always great talking to him. That old fear of failure seems to sneak up and get me. So much stress right now about job and staffing for next year. Thomas says that causes hormore changes and I guess just stress without eating badly is almost as bad as eating at stress which is what I have always done.
The other thing we talked about is changing up the exercise. 40 minutes on resistance level 3 is too easy for the body now. Who would have thought that? He suggested sprints in the riding. I also asked about the stepper at the rec. He worries about my knees but said I could try it. Thomas also suggested walking outside now that the snow is leaving and it is warmer (double digits on the thermometer).
I came home a bit down but decided to write everything down that I eat again. I was doing that until about the beginning of the year when I stopped. If I do that, I will know I get enough grams of protein and monitor the food that goes in. Drink more water! Three small meals a day. Life is good.


Reddirt Woman said...

Glad you're back. I was starting to get a little worried. And how proud are you about your exercising?! I couldn't do 10 minutes on easy and here 40 minutes on 3 is too easy for you. I guess the old bod is putting up a fight, but this is just one battle. You, my friend, are winning the war.

You go, girlfriend!


Beth said...

Doesn't it just stink? We quit EATING during stress, and now we find out that just having stress is enough to make our bodies hold on to weight. Totally not fair. :)

Congrats on breaking your plateau!! I can hardly wait to be in Onderland!

Nola said...

I think you are doing a fantastic job!! Your exercise is magnificent:)