Monday, January 3, 2011

In limbo (Jennifer)

While the holidays werent the best in the eating/exercise department I can honestly say I have been making pretty good choices since.  I havent been as hardcore by writing down what I eat and tracking calories, and I havent run in weeks.  Right now I am feeling like I am just hanging out in limbo.  Waiting to feel better, for the weather to be enjoyable running weather, etc.  The other day the weather was above 40 degrees and I was totally planning all week  for a run on that day.  But then I caught the nasty cold my family has and running didnt seem like a great idea when the day came...especially with a sinus blockage!  But soon I will get to use that new Garmin running watch the hubs bought me for Christmas!

I am still amazed how eating the right things can really ward off that uncontrollable hunger.  I have been eating some protein bars, sometimes a protein drink, and way less sugar.  And today when it was time for both lunch and dinner I picked at my food because I just wasnt that hungry.  It feels great to not be so hungry.  I was hoping my skin would catch wind of my healthy eating choices and get back to normal after this breakout which I assume is from all the sugary, crappy food I ate over the holidays.  I am trying to be patient.

All this said, I have not gotten on the scale and this is a choice I have made.  I am enjoying getting back on track and noticing the differences in my body without the number glaring at me.  Soon though.  I do have to say that although I did gain some weight and chose to eat some yummmmmmy stuff, I was never once worried I would go back to the Old Jen.  That is a big accomplishment for me to have reached this point.

Jennifer

13 comments:

Cub's Den said...

ugh i am suffering with the same breakout darn that sugar and candy!

Cub's Den said...

oh and by the way, I am east of syracuse. about 1/2 between syracuse and utica

Polar's Mom said...

I so agree, I have to forego bad foods and especially sugary foods completely or my willpower is NIL. Glad to hear that you are not worse than you were before the holidays-only can improve, right? ;-) Silver lining? I'm looking for ya! Don't fret though, you will be beack in swinging form soon, and it sounds like you are holding your own even though you are in limbo...BTW you know I'm here on email if you need to vent or need anything!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

So true about eating the right foods - it really does curb the cravings. My month of M&Ms made me want to eat all kinds of crap that I don't normally look twice at...and hooboy, my skin was all kinds of disgusting, too. Funny how everything is affected by our lousy food choices.

Glad your train is back on track!

Shane G. said...

I am keeping an eye on you! I am not sure about the avoiding the scale thing. I know that I avoided harsh realities in the past and that only led to more self destructive behavior. I also know everybody is different and that may be the best strategy for you.

I have to say that one thing that frustrates me is that everybody else, you included, gets less hungry for eating right, somehow, I get more hungry! It just ain't fair. The only saving grace I have is that I have come to embrace being hungry as a sign of progress though, so there is that.

dawne said...

I have chosen not to weigh in until Feb. because I know what the scale number will do to me. I think we're wise not stepping on it until we're feeling on track again. We're going to get there in 2011!

Jessica said...

Hope you are on the path to feeling much better very soon! :)

M said...

What a great feeling it must be to know that you aren't going back to some bad habits. I don't know exactly how long one has to be on their journey to getting healthy before that becomes a reality for them. I hope you can get your running in. It has been super cold here.

Christine said...

Me too..I am avoiding the scale for sanity reasons!!! lol

It sure does feel good to be back in the groove!

Luke & Erica said...

Jennifer, way to stay positive and not give up. Sorry about the cold, that just sucks. I guess I should totally stop complaining about the weather here. I have walked in months because it is colder.

Unfortunately I have let the Holidays throw me back into the hold Erica :(

Oh well, starting over is not a new place for me and so here I am...
Erica

Jen said...

I can't wait until the "old Jen" is gone and I'm the "new Jen"!!! Have a great day :)

Jen
http://www.jenslosinit.com/

Karen said...

Just keep doing what you are doing and you will be back on track in no time. Living in Central NY doesn't make exercising outdoors very easy. You are very strong, you can do it!

anna said...

that's great! i'm doing the same thing with the scale - just eating well, exercising and i'll weigh myself later next week. just feels good to eat well, like you said.