My eating has been really crappy this week and I had an especially bad day yesterday with some cookies. A serving size of cookies is fine, 7 or 8 is not. Some of that is hormones but I think a lot of it is that I haven't been active, which usually leads to me not feeling hungry or not even craving sugar/salt. If I'm not active then I'm not eating right, and that always seems to be what happens.
I tell you all of this just so you know that I'm not perfect, I don't know it all and that yes I struggle and have really bad days. I think it helps to acknowledge and honor "I feel anxious and have not had a good week," and then attempt to move on from it. It's best to try to do it as soon as possible before you lose momentum, which is what I'm trying to do. I hopped on the scale this morning and was up two pounds, so I'm definitely motivated to get back on track because I don't want to sabotage getting to the 100s! I want it more than anything. I'm going to take Molly out today and then get a run in tomorrow morning, and I know those things will help. I'm going to look into signing up for a couple of races today as well, because I feel like having a couple of goals to work towards will help.
I will say that I love my ladies accountability group on Facebook. After feeling really low all week, we ladies had an unexpectedly hilarious exchange yesterday that had me laughing hysterically. One of our amazing ladies posted the video for Bryan Adam's "Everything I Do" along with her pounds lost report (Yay Anna on 1.3 pounds lost!), and it quickly devolved to a conversation about Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Alan Rickman. I had to include a snippet of our conversation below to show you how sometimes a good laugh with a bunch of wild women is just what you need to pull you out of a funk. I have obscured names/faces in order to protect the not-so-innocent, and also so that Alan Rickman doesn't know who to file restraining orders against.
By the way, this string went on for 50 plus comments, and I was laughing so hard the entire time because we were like a bunch of crazy school girls. Thanks ladies for being a bright spot in my day yesterday, having a good laugh and feeling like a silly youngster helped me a lot. I wish more than anything we were all in the same place so that we could have an Alan Rickman movie night! :)
On the flip side of Facebook...has anyone noticed that Facebook has majorly jumped the shark? It's been that way for awhile, but I feel like the last year or so has been really bad. No one is actually posting about their lives anymore, it's all people doing game invites, sharing content I'm more than likely not going to read, or starting arguments with some grand statement on politics/vaccinations/religion. No one posts their "hey I'm getting married", or "hey here's my vacation photos" anymore. It's pretty frustrating because I'm friends with plenty of interesting, intelligent people from all walks of life who have plenty of interesting things to post about. But the interesting people don't seem to post anything, and the people who are in the "bless your heart" category post the conspiracy theories/memes/games what have you. Facebook anymore is about who I'm having to hide, which seems to defeat the purpose of having it. I think what really prompted my irritation this morning was that I opened my newsfeed and one of my friends had literally posted an autopsy picture of a murder victim.
I think the purpose of the post was "let's get justice for this person", but I was so busy doing a "holy shit, scroll, scroll, scroll" maneuver that I can't really be sure. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but I don't like dead bodies with my morning coffee. Or ever. I feel obligated to keep Facebook because I like my ladies accountability group, my greyhound group, and of course the Facebook page for Runs To Get Waisted needs to stay up. I just wish people could get their freaking act together.
Anyway, I'm off to do breakfast and get some activity in!