Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tough couple of weeks
I am finding that my motivation is puttering out. It started so slowly I hardly noticed, but now I can tell I have little to no motivation to shed this weight. After so many weeks of not seeing changes on the scale, I guess that's what happens. I've also been more stressed lately. I'm having problems with my teeth and am learning that our dental coverage is not as great in reality as it looks on paper. When I get stressed out, I eat. My self-control goes out the window and I let myself have pretty much anything I want. I wouldn't go so far as to say I binge eat, but I do enough damage to negate the positive effects of my exercise and veggie intake. Also, with the pain from my teeth, it's been harder to eat foods that are crunchy or cold/hot, which leads me to eat extra carbs. Pasta, potatoes, and bread all go down nice and easy, not to mention they're the ultimate comfort foods. So I may not win any prizes this challenge, but I'm going to do my best to keep working during these last few weeks. I'll have to rely on my competitive spirit to get me through to the end!