Confession and redemption

/ posted in: FitnessFood

I had a sneaking suspicion that this would happen. I dropped a bunch of weight when I was stressed out. I was worried that it would come back whenever I wasn’t stressed.

Yep, for me, happy = fat.

I’ve gained 10 lbs back but all my clothes still fit. Here’s the problem. I’m eating more because I’m cooking meals now. That’s the problem with hanging out with a vegetarian. Now that I have someone who likes what I cook, I cook all the time. What I make is healthy though since he’s a crazy health nut so I don’t think that’s the whole problem.

The problem is that I’m eating junk when I’m alone. I’m eating out at work instead of making food. To be totally honest I usually eat breakfast on the way to work instead of making something that home so I’ve been eating two meals out. Bad, bad, I know.

So starting today I’m going to straighten up. I am going to either make leftovers to take for lunch or I am going to buy some Lean Cuisines like I used to eat. The problem with that is that I like to get out of the office at lunch. I guess I’ll just microwave my lunch and tell everyone that I’m leaving because I need to get away from them!

I should buy something to eat for breakfast too. I also should stop eating all the chocolate they bring to work. But one step at a time. No need to go crazy. lol.

Also I’ve been being a slacker about bringing drinks and to work and have been buying bad drinks. And, although I have been doing yoga and taking walks, it hasn’t been the same level of intensity as when I was exercising to clear my stressed out brain. Bless me readers, for I have sinned.

So, now that I’ve confessed (and came up with way more food and fitness sins than I realized that I was committing) it is time to change my ways.

1. Take food to work.
2. No more popcorn! Popcorn is a major cause of weight gain for me but I love it.
3. Take Crystal Light to work instead of buying pop.
4. Make time to let the SO be my personal trainer like he wants to be and follow whatever plan he come up with. Solemnly swear not to throw a dumbell at his head even if he is getting on my nerves by making me work and even if that would count as exercise. (Taking this possibility into consideration, he has decided to start me on his machines only.)

I did work out today by myself but doing one circuit routine that combines treadmill time and exercises. Progress reports to follow.