Good morning y'all!
So I've been thinking about breaking up with the scale for a while now and after today's weigh in it's definitely time.
It's you, not me (it usually goes the other way around, amirite?) I'm done having you dictate my mood every day. I'm done playing games with you and seeing the same damn numbers time and time again since August. It's time for me to shift the focus back to diet and exercise. I know I still have room for improvement in certain areas (food...) but every single morning, I step on and get frustrated when I don't see any reason as to why you hate me so much. I mean plateaus happen, I get that but I just can't stand seeing what you do to me emotionally each and every day. So, I'm putting you away for a while.
Up 1.8 this week. I'm done. Can't do it anymore with the scale. So, I'm getting hubby to hide it for me for a while. Not sure when I'll weigh again so this may be my last Weigh In Wednesday for a bit. I may pop in on the W.I.W. blog hop just to check in every once in a while though.
So I seriously am in need of help here. Maybe I need to try an actual diet or go clean or something? I'm not sure. The thing is that Chris and I both work and with busy activity levels on my part and Chris working all sorts of crazy hours, unless the food is something simple and easy to make, we usually go the easy route. For example yesterday, I knew I had a busy day. I had pre-made all my lunches this week (crock pot lemon pepper chicken), breakfast and snacks aren't usually a problem for me. Dinner is what usually gets me. I ended up making a Bertolli's Chicken Florentine and Spinach meal since Chris was still at work and I was limited with time and had to go to tennis. Ate the entire damn thing. Why are those things so yummy? Anyway, back to the topic, I know on heavy exercise days, you need to eat more of the right things but what freaking gives here?
This is what I did exercise wise and granted, I think MFP calculates these a bit high:
I should have not had the Reese's egg and I should have cut the damn dinner in half but then with all the calories burned I just thought that I could have afforded the little bump in calories.
So, does anyone have any suggestions for me? Do I need to see a nutritionist? Do I need to clean up my eating more (and I have done better with that honestly.. more pork and chicken and less beef)? I feel like I have enough varied exercise that that shouldn't be the issue.. tennis, walking, c25K running, weights, elliptcal are all in the rotation. So I keep going back to this being a food issue.
I'm just beyond frazzled with this plateau. I'm frustrated, angry and a whole lot more adjectives about it. Halp!
Ok this post has gotten a lot longer than I had planned. I'll do a second one about our first tennis match in a bit.
Have you hit a plateau? What did you do to break through it?
100 mile challenge - 22.51/100