I feel like I’ve turned into a recorded message on here:
“Sorry for the long silence.”
“Sorry for not posting.”
“Sorry for falling off the wagon.”
First and foremost, who am I apologizing to? You, the readers? Myself? The skinny woman I wish to be? I’m not 100% sure. I don’t think it’s healthy that I’m feeling so much guilt, sadness, and depression over it, though, so I’m going to work on that moving forward.
The last few weeks have been challenging, as I’m working 30-35 hours per week as a Producer (promotion – woohoo!), 40-45 hours at my full time job (recently promoted there, too!), and attending graduate courses two nights per week.
I’ve been sleeping on average of 2-2.5 hours per night, catching up on sleep on Friday and Saturday nights.
I’ve eaten healthy (for the most part), but the long hours and high stress have resulted in a slight weight gain. Here’s the kicker: I’m not actually weighing myself. Instead, I’m going off of how my clothing fits. I’ve really tried to break my addiction to the scale, and I’m proud to admit I’ve only weighed myself three times in the last five weeks. I can tell I’ve gained a little weight because my jeans are a bit more snug, but the size fours still fit – for now.
Before things DO get out of control, I’ve decided to pick back up on my strict Paleo diet. It always worked very well for me, wasn’t restrictive, and left me full and satisfied. I only slacked on it because it required advanced planning and, well, I’m admittedly lazy. However, I spent my Sunday morning grocery shopping and stocking my pantry, fridge, and snack drawer with caveman-friendly foods, so I officially have no excuse.
When I did strict Paleo before, I never counted calories …in fact, I probably ate double the calories on Paleo, but I dropped weight like it was a secret talent. When I first tried the Paleo diet in August 2012, I dropped 22 lbs in three months and actually exercised less: and I was constantly eating. While I definitely don’t have 20 lbs to lose, I wouldn’t mind shedding these 10 lbs – the 5 I put on over the holidays, and the 5 I couldn’t get off before (when I was constantly eating junk).
I won’t make promises about posting here daily, but I’ll try to check in 2-3 times per week. And if I don’t? Well, I won’t be sorry about it.
Bon appetit, my friends!
3 thoughts on “Return to Basics”
Haha! I here ya! I apologize too when I don’t post. It’s because everyone is so nice to read and comment and I feel bad if they pop by and there is nothing new there.
Wow! You have got a lot going on. Don’t feel bad if you can’t post, your posts are always good when you do. 🙂
Hang in there.
I’m hoping that a return to a very clean diet will help counteract the ridiculous sugar cravings I face due to lack of sleep!
It will! Of course, I never have prolonged sleep deprivation like you do but when I do miss a night of sleep, PROTEIN is the way to go. Sugar will make everything so much worse.
Have a great day! Or try to. 🙂