Sunday, September 18, 2016

Trying to Get Fit - Week 12

Weight - 149.2

So, I lost a pound again! Ha! Though, I didn't really work out at all this week so I'm surprised. But I haven't been eating out much except for maybe Sunday and Monday.
I was out of town both of those days so I had to eat what I could grab. I remember Sunday night as I arrived, my sister had made queso so I just had some nachos. They were really good! And I think Monday I missed breakfast because my Mom had her procedure and by the time she got out, it was already lunch time. So, I had KFC for breakfast/lunch. I skipped breakfast on Thursday by accident too. I slept for awhile and before I knew it, it was lunch time. I hope that didn't contribute but I really don't think it did.
I've heard that if you skip meals, and then eat your body grabs on to those calories and it makes it much harder to lose weight. There's another reason I'm surprised.

There's been so much going on, and I'm a bit stressed. Some money issues here and there and trying to not be lazy and get things done.
Today hasn't been to bad with it, as I've already got the BBQ ribs cooking as well at the Pumpkin Cranberry bread I'm making for tonight for the Mabon festival. The BBQ ribs are for me though. My laundry is already done to so that's nice and as I'm making this post, it's a little after 2PM. Adulting!!

For those that know me, adulting is a very difficult thing for me to do. As it is with most of the people I surround myself with. We all whine and complain that it is very difficult. I wonder if our parents thought the same.
It's really the prioritizing and budgeting thing that gets me, as well as time management. I have a lot of Dailies on Habitica now that it's almost overwhelming but there are things that are good for my health.



















The first 4 are relativity easy. The Write In Journal and EFT ones are new. The Brush Teeth Night has been there for a long time, and I am really bad at doing it. It's a habit I never had as a kid, and doing it now as an adult is really weird for me, even though I know it's good for me.
I'm in a party now on Habitica, and it's helping me be more accountable for myself. It's not a good idea to skip on Dailies if you're in a quest with a boss because the boss can hurt you pretty bad I think. It affects the other characters as well.
The EFT and Write in Journal thing are a bit hard for me too. I never really take time out of my day to write, and I think that would be good for me to do and vent out any frustrations I may have. The EFT is especially good for me. I've read that a lot of people refer to it that it makes them feel lighter, and I want to feel lighter too.

There's a Mabon celebration tonight. I'm really excited to see my Pagan friends again! It's been awhile now I think. There's usually a Dark Moon Ritual once a month there but I'm always working. I really want to earlier shift so I can do things I need to do at night. Mostly for these things, but luckily the Sabbat Rituals are always on a Sunday from what I can remember.

Well, I have a little bit of time before then, so I will end this blog post now.
Let's hope for a great check-in next week!

-Suzie

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trying to Get Fit - Week 11

Weight - 150.8


So, it's Week 11. I've been trying to do this for about 2 months now.
It would seem that blogging consistently is a hell of a lot easier than actually doing it.
I'm not sure what it is, but it's really difficult to do.
Also, my sleep routine is entirely messed up. I'm not going to bed at the correct time because I get distracted by other things. I'm not taking care of myself on that aspect at all. That's on me.
Haven't been working out either. I think I did 2 weeks of it these 2 months but then I stopped. I'm not really sure why to be honest. Really, as much as I want to be independent, I could use some encouragement from others.

I saw my therapist however last week, and she's given me some things to read and study. They're quiet helpful. So far I've read the chapter and it's given me a lot of insight.
There's this thing called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), which is done by tapping on certain spots of your face and upper body that is supposed to help you feel lighter and more free (obviously). She says that if I want to feel better, I need to do.
So, I've added it to my Dailies on Habitica. Hopefully it'll get me more motivated.
As for what she's given me, it's quiet a nice read. I'm also considering buying the book she told me. The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman's Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More by Jessica Ortner. It seems as it will work. I just have to get this tapping stuff done. 

Let's hope that in a month, I've lost about maybe 5 pounds?
I'm trying to kill my cravings too, and this chapter from a different book is helping. The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living by Nick Ortner is the one I believe. There's a chapter on Weight Loss. Studying it, I've been able to pinpoint issues. The way to start tapping is by using this tree. My therapist has kind of helped me understand how to use it and it's helpful. 
She's been on me about this for awhile now. She says I need to do it. So I must.

On another level, I'm trying to get my room decorated and looking pretty, or more home-like. I'm very bad at it. However, I've been on Pintrest quiet a lot trying to get ideas on my room and such. I'm really excited about it. Even printed out a paper of my room to get an idea of how things will look one day once I get it all situated. I just have a lot to do!
Maybe when it's complete, I'll post a picture.

That's all for now.

-Suzie

Monday, September 5, 2016

Trying to Get Fit - Week 9 & Week 10

Weight - Week 9 - 150.6
Weight - Week 10 - 149.4

So, last week kind of sucked. I went through this crazy emotional roller coaster, and throughout that week and gorged myself of crappy food. Surprisingly enough, I lost weight! I didn't actually work out at all during week 10 honestly.

Week 9 was okay, I can't really remember a lot of it at this point unfortunately. Though that week I was focusing on getting my internal clock reset so I can go to bed early, and wake up early for work outs and not be so tired!
Luckily it's worked! My body starts to feel super sleepy at a certain time and then it's time for bed! Then wakes up at 7! Well, around 7 anyways but it counts!
I'm happy for that.

Week 10 again, was a hard one. My depression and anxiety hit me pretty hard at the beginning of the week. I got a large pizza on Sunday with that Hershey cookie pizza pie thing, and a Dr. Pepper for my Kraken. I stayed in bed for about 3 days and didn't do much of anything.
I really hate that depression got me that way, but I'm working on it.
Personally, I don't really care for anti-depressants, the pills. I've talked to a friend who knows a thing or two about herbs and he suggested me to take St. Johns Wort. If I try and exercise again, I'm told it will help a ton too. My therapist has also told me that but I still struggle with getting up at taking care of it.

I'm hoping this week will be better.

There's not much to talk about unfortunately, but I am glad that I lost a pound! WHOO!

Oh, as far as my challenges go that I've been doing, I've kind of fallen off of them, and I'm kind of going by the days I've missed. According to them, I should be on -this- day, but I'm really not.
Should I start over or just continue? I'm not sure.

Much more to talk about next week I hope! I gotta keep on truckin'!!

-Suzie