Saturday, August 27, 2011

Me, myself and Irene

Weight: 126.1
Body Fat: 20.5% + 3% = 23.5%
Measurements: 34"-26"-34"-20"
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Have you heard about Irene?
I don't think there's a soul on the eastern seaboard who hasn't heard about Irene at this point. But seriously, look at this hurricane:
CREDIT: NASA/Ron Garan
The reports are saying that this might resemble Hurricane Bob of '91 because it's following a similar track. I vaguely remember Hurricane Bob (I was 6 at the time), and all I recall is being without power, wrapped up in an afghan watching the winds rip the trees to pieces. However this hurricane, I'll be in Connecticut. Near the coastline, for a wedding. I'm totally questioning the prudence of a wedding in a hurricane but the show must go on I guess.

Eating under pressure
I've been feeling a ton of pressure at work these past weeks and it's been affecting my sleeping, my eating and my working out. I've been slipping and eating (a lot) mindlessly more often than I'd care to admit and as evidenced by my weigh-in up there. It's showing up on the scale over the last few weeks as an ever so slight but definitive upswing in my charts. I believe that part of maintenance for me is staying aware of these upswings and working actively to prevent them. I'm going to take the following measures to remedy the upswing over the course of the next month:

  • Bring back the weekly menu to my weekly training posts.
  • Strive to create more variety in my lunch time meals; boredom is becoming my enemy with these.
  • When I feel myself beginning to buckle under pressure and contemplate eating peanut butter straight out the jar, take a quick break and step away from the computer. 
    • If that doesn't work, chew gum and drink a lot of water.
  • Make sure that I wear my goal weight bracelet as a reminder every day.
  • Lastly, I must remember that money is on the line to stay under my ceiling weight. I still have a Stickk contract to stay under 127 and I don't want my money to go to my Mom. (Sorry Mom!)
In truth, I just have to make it through the next month and a half and work will let up, allowing me to return to the regularly scheduled squirrel activities.

So! Are you affected by the hurricane this weekend? What are your plans? If not, what's the weather going to be like where you are this weekend? Lemme know in a comment below! :)