Today was one of those days that would normally send me into stress eating mode. NOTHING went right from yesterday evening until I left my office earlier this evening. It all started when I forgot my son at the After School Program. It wasn’t like I left him there for hours, I realized there wasn’t a plan in place to pick him up with thirty minutes until closing. I felt like the worst mother in the world. ACK! I raced down and made it with seconds to spare, but he was the last kid there and it broke my heart. STRESS. Thankfully he was a good sport and said, “eh, it happens.”
From there, I rushed to get allergy shots and then remembered that today was picture day at school. Nate’s hair resembled that of a fluffed out Q-Tip, so my husband took him to get cleaned up. After haircuts, shots, dinner, homework and showers I was wrecked,I was supposed to pack for TomorrowWorld, but after all of that racing and stress I said screw it. I ate a dinner of chicken fajitas and yellow squash. Done, son and good night.
This morning, I was sleeping comfortably. Warm, cozy and I could hear rain on the windows. I was floating between dreams and Steve’s alarm went off. Wait, if Steve’s alarm is going off that means it’s HELLA late. So yeah, I totally overslept and the rest of the morning was a complete blur of racing, stress, activity, and never-ending STUFF. This would be the perfect opportunity to stress eat, but I didn’t. As a result of my oversleeping, I didn’t get to pack the normal lunchbox that I take to work so I figured going out to lunch with my friends from the office would be a good idea. We went to Willy’s Mexicana Grill and I ordered a burrito bowl with steak, no beans, no rice, no cheese…just lettuce, salsa, and cucumbers. The steak was horrible, almost inedible (and naturally I had to servings of it) but I ate as much as I could stand to get satisfied. I was so disappointed. Somehow I made it through, though and now I’m off work for the rest of the week as I am going to TomorrowWorld…well, tomorrow. I should be packing my clothes, but I’m worn out from today so I’ll just pick it up tomorrow.
So the big challenge…camping and maintaining my Paleo diet. I feel like I’ve planned well for what’s ahead and am taking raw veggies, easy fruits like apples, and sunbutter. I know there will be meat options there and I don’t plan on drinking so it shouldn’t be TOO hard to stay on track. I don’t know if I ‘ll have the ability to post from TW, so I’ll be back on Monday with a recap and updates to the Lurong site. I really really really want to make it to two weeks clean. Wish me luck!
I’m so tired tonight and my arms are toast, but here I am updating this journey as I said I would do. Today is all about celebrating victories both big and small. I completed my first full week of Paleo eating and for anyone that knows how horribly I used to eat, this is a HUGE victory. As a result of my clean, something awesome happened;
Yesterday morning I weighed myself and found this;
Massive victory there! I’m super proud of the hard work I’ve put in and as the days go by it’s getting easier. Slightly. OK, total disclosure, I would probably do just about anything for a Starbucks hazel nut macchiato. That part really sucks and drinking black coffee is not tolerable it’s just a means of survival for myself and those around me.
Tonight I had to complete two challenge WODS as part of the Paleo challenge. I managed to get through an entire one and most of the second one. Considering I almost passed the fuck out last week, I’m pretty happy with my accomplishment.
Have you ever seen a happier masochist?
This doesn’t hurt either 😉
I’m tied for first with regards to the diet portion of the challenge! Wahoo!
With that, I’m off to bed. Hope everyone has a great week!
This morning started out rough. The bad (good ) thing about Crossfit workouts is they hurt. Not in a bad way (depending on who you ask LOL) but it does make it hard to do simple things. Like, get out of bed. Or bend over. Or sneeze.
Point? I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a bus this morning. My lower back is sore, my abs are screaming, and my legs are feeling pretty puny. I decided in spite of this, I wanted to weigh myself just to see if ANY progress has been made by eating Paleo. Call me a glutton for punishment!
I hopped on the scale, super bleary eyed and waited for the number to start blinking. When it did, I thought I was dreaming. So I rubbed my eyes, stepped off the scale to let it reset and tried again. Same number. This can’t be right I thought and repeated this same movement four more times.
Ya’ll, since Monday I have lost four pounds. FOUR FUCKING POUNDS. I can’t tell you how elated I am. Yesterday was hard feeling the effects of detoxing all that garbage from my system and this morning didn’t help with feeling like I’d been hit by a bus. The payoff is that my hard work is paying off in a big way. I know this is just the beginning water weight, bloat, etc. that I’m losing, but it’s still encouraging to see. Don’t worry, I’m going to post pictures of my before and after weight loss numbers, measurements, etc. In the meantime, I’m going to bask in this glory and have a wonderful day.
Hopefully you have a great Hump Daaayyy!